After spending 23 years working as a teacher, principal and administrator in the California public school system, Susan Fixsen changed her focus and her career to real estate. Her life changing decision paid off and today Susan is a leading broker and the owner of Pacific Oak Real Estate Services, a highly successful real estate business.
After leaving the education system in 2007, Susan began selling real estate full time. She received her real estate credential in 2006 and originally hung her real estate license with a retired broker. As a single mom of three children, she quickly realized, “I had no choice but to make something happen.” Her advanced education and years of experience working in the school systems laid a solid foundation and created a strong work ethic, which helped Susan to succeed in her new endeavor. Her focus and hard work paid off and within the first year of her new career she made the equivalent of both her teaching and principal salary combined. She had a strong drive to excel and adds, “I always knew that I could be even better than what I accomplished each year .” Constantly planning for the future, she decided to open her own business and in 2008, she founded Pacific Oak Real Estate Services. Susan adds that she always believed that she could make it happen and relied heavily on the philosophy, “If you build it, they will come.”
Today, Pacific Oak Real Estate Services is a full service real estate company with two locations in Morgan Hill and Hollister, California. As the CEO and owner, Susan manages a team of 10 talented agents and adds that teamwork is the fabric and the true culture in their office. She adds, “Teamwork, ethics and professionalism are what drive our company.” The business has expanded from a small town market to a much larger one and revenue continues to increase every year. The business has grown over 300% in assets since 2015 and has achieved one of the fastest growing brokerage per agents in sales bringing in over $1.275 in GCI (gross commission income) last year.
Susan is highly competitive and extremely focused – strong traits that she applies to both her professional and personal life; whether she is assisting her clients or playing competitive golf. She is an excellent negotiator, leader and communicator, all which add to her achievements as a business owner and top real estate broker.
Golf has played an integral part in Susan’s career throughout her life and it has become an expression of giving back to the community as one of Susan’s and the Pacific Oak Real Estate services main fundraising donations. From Santa Clara to Monterey, CA, Susan has donated through golf and various events to the Santa Clara County Realtor's Education Foundation, San Benito County Association of Realtors events, Relay for Life, Breast Cancer research, and to the Kelly Freitas Memorial Foundation, benefiting scholars in education. This ties in strongly with Susan's past career in education and continued contribution to the community.
In addition to her professional accomplishments for which she has received numerous awards, Susan is very involved in charitable and community organizations. Susan belongs to multiple chambers of commerce, downtown associations, and spent four years on the local San Benito County Association of Realtor’s board, and is chairperson of a non-profit; Growing Hearts Garden Center, which focuses on the development of community job opportunities and educational growth of adults with developmental and special needs.
Susan Fixsen, Realtor, Broker Pacific Oak Real Estate
17100 Monterey Road, Suite 2A Morgan Hill, CA 96037
260 Tres Pinos Road, Suite B1 Hollister, CA 95023