Meet Your Team

Suzanne and Darin have been in the real estate industry as sales and marketing professionals for a combined 30 years and have partnered together to bring their expertise directly to you.  Come, eXperience the journey to success with them!

Suzanne Hawken

Co-Founder

Suzanne has had an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed from a very early age. By the time she turned 30, Suzanne had owned and sold several successful businesses, including an online real estate marketing agency consisting of nine rockstar team members.

In 2013, Suzanne was hired by realtor.com, a national real estate listings website, and within six months was promoted to Director (and later as Sr. Director) of Social Media Marketing.

Within two years, Suzanne grew her team from just herself to a powerhouse of ten. After six years of leading the social media marketing team, Suzanne is now back to running her own online marketing company has joined the amazing team at eXp Realty and continuing to bring value through her expertise in social media and conversational marketing strategies.

Suzanne is the mother of three grown children, two boys and a girl, along with three furry animals too.

Darin Franzen

Co-Founder

Native Californian, Darin was born in Stanford, Ca. and currently lives in Santa Clara with his 10 year old daughter Mia. With spare time you'll find Darin on a golf course, golf range, on his boat at the Delta, trail running, traveling & attending Church with his girlfriend, or appreciating Mother Nature and the finer things in life like sunsets, waves crashing, and his 2 year old nephew’s laugh. Darin is a natural storyteller and enjoys creating expert content online for a wide range of topics - Healthy Lifestyle, Sales Coaching, Golf, Gratitude, Poker, Positivity & Parenting are all in Darin’s wheel house.

Darin brings 25+ years of Professional Sales and Consulting experience to eXp. The trait he is most proud of and feels is the biggest contributor to his success is truly caring about people. Throughout Darin’s business career he has represented various products & services although his true passion and skill has always been the ability to simply be himself and connect with people on a deeper level. Everything Darin has been through up until now is enabling him to comfortably call himself a leader & mentor in the Real Estate Industry which he has been servicing directly for the past 15+ years. He is elated to fill that role with eXp to go along with the many other roles he is blessed to fulfill in life.

Keeping it Real is Darin’s business style whether he is one on one or presenting to a filled auditorium of agents, brokers & Industry partners. Darin communicates with a positive attitude and vision. His excitable energy is contagious.

Suzanne has had an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed from a very early age. By the time she turned 30, Suzanne had owned and sold several successful businesses, including an online real estate marketing agency consisting of nine rockstar team members.

In 2013, Suzanne was hired by realtor.com, a national real estate listings website, and within six months was promoted to Director (and later as Sr. Director) of Social Media Marketing.

Within two years, Suzanne grew her team from just herself to a powerhouse of ten. After six years of leading the social media marketing team, Suzanne is now back to running her own online marketing company has joined the amazing team at eXp Realty and continuing to bring value through her expertise in social media and conversational marketing strategies.

Suzanne is the mother of three grown children, two boys and a girl, along with three furry animals too.

Native Californian, Darin was born in Stanford, Ca.  and currently lives in Santa Clara with his 10 year old daughter Mia. With spare time you’ll find Darin on a golf course, golf range, on his boat at the Delta, trail running, traveling & attending Church with his girlfriend, or appreciating Mother Nature and the finer things in life like sunsets, waves crashing, and his 2 year old nephew’s laugh. Darin is a natural storyteller and enjoys creating expert content online for a wide range of topics – Healthy Lifestyle, Sales Coaching, Golf, Gratitude, Poker, Positivity & Parenting are all in Darin’s wheel house.   

Darin brings 25+ years of Professional Sales and Consulting experience to eXp. The trait he is most proud of and feels is the biggest contributor to his success is truly caring about people. Throughout Darin’s business career he has represented various products & services although his true passion and skill has always been the ability to simply be himself and connect with people on a deeper level. Everything Darin has been through up until now is enabling him to comfortably call himself a leader & mentor in the Real Estate Industry which he has been servicing directly for the past 15+ years. He is elated to fill that role with eXp to go along with the many other roles he is blessed to fulfill in life.  

Keeping it Real is Darin’s business style whether he is one on one or presenting to a filled auditorium of agents, brokers & Industry partners. Darin communicates with a positive attitude and vision. His excitable energy is contagious.   

Years in Real Estate
30
Companies Served
100
Event Speaker
50
Leads Created
100