John Atkinson – REALTOR®
John has lived nearly all his life on Vancouver Island. Growing up, his father’s work required that the family move around fairly frequently, so John has had addresses in Victoria, Port Alberni, Qualicum, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Duncan, and Mill Bay where he now lives with his wife Lucia. To say that he knows Southern Vancouver Island would be an understatement!
With a double major in Economics and Psychology from the University of Victoria, John started work as a commercial property manager before becoming a mortgage broker. He started in real estate in 2009, going from a desk job to one that allowed him to get outside and engage more with clients, a move well suited to his gregarious nature. With ten years of experience gained from his career in mortgage and lending, including a strong understanding of finance, it is John’s goal to share his expertise with his real-estate clients. John is a 2022 inductee to RE/MAX Hall of Fame and been involved with over 300 real estate transactions during his time.
John enjoys kiteboarding, winging and mountain biking. An avid interest in photography led him into a year’s stint at the Vancouver Film School’s Multimedia Program in 1999 where he studied extensively about design, photography and videography, skills easily transferable to his work as a Realtor. As a specialist in the Cowichan Valley area, John believes in giving back to his community and environment. For the past 10 years he has held a volunteer directorate board position on the Cowichan Estuary Restoration & Conservation Association.