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I am proud to say that the CT River Valley has been my backyard for my whole life. I have played or coached in most of the area’s gyms and on most of the ballfields. I have hiked or biked on most of the trails and state parks and spent quite a bit of time on the CT River. I am a certified chef, and over the years in the restaurant and hospitality business, I have come to know many local chefs and have had the pleasure of dining at most of the restaurants on the shoreline and around CT. I can tell you firsthand, there are some amazing places to eat here on the shoreline and surrounding towns!

My wife and I have personally closed on multiple real estate transactions here on the CT shoreline. While obstacles always present themselves, we have learned how to get creative and think out of the box to make our dreams become reality. I have remodeled multiple homes, and I know what makes them sell. From our very first purchase in 1997 to where we are now, I have gained a lot of experience that I will bring to the table for you, to make your dreams a reality, too.

Our relationship with our Realtor and William Pitt Sotheby’s here in Essex is the reason we were able to get these deals done. Reputation, resources, professionalism, and honesty matter, and I feel that William Pitt Sotheby’s is the best in the area. That is why I am proud to be affiliated with this exceptional company.

I look forward to using my lifelong knowledge of the CT River Valley, my personal experience with buying and selling real estate, and my passion for all things local to help you through your real estate journey – there is no place like home in CT!


My Awards

  • Rising Star Award, 2021

My Listings and Sales

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Testimonials (10)

Shawn was professional, kind, and accessible. He represented both buyer and seller in this transaction, and he superbly handled both his clients' interests, communicating promptly and clearly. If we need a realtor in this area in the future, we hope to be able to work with Shawn again. Sarah Schiener
Shawn Atkinson was an invaluable asset. Within unusually tight windows of time, literally days before Christmas, he was able to find and schedule the 18th century chimney expert and the top notch local surveyor I needed in order to complete my due diligence requirements prior to contract. He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and most vitally, available, throughout the entire process. As I was repeatedly traveling between three states over the course of this purchase, Shawn’s commitment and expertise on the ground were truly indispensable. Delightful to work with, I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an exceptional real estate agent in the Connecticut River Valley. - Greg F Gregory Allen Frutchey
Shawn Atkinson is fantastic, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell a house! He was very knowledgeable and on the ball (we were under contract only a couple of weeks after my father's house was put on the market). Shawn helped me throughout the entire selling process and was quick to respond to any questions I had. He also helped me find a new house at the same time. I loved working with Shawn and would strongly recommend him to anyone. Elizabeth Shepard
Shawn clearly did a superb job for us. First, thanks to his continued efforts with our unique search requirements, Shawn showed us several homes which weren't a good fit for us before he found our new Townhouse in Guilford which was a perfect fit in the community of our dreams.. Then, he embarked upon the task of listing, showing and selling our Old Lyme home. As you know the Housing market slowed in the fall. Due to Shawn's stalwart commitment to help us find a buyer, he scheduled several Open Houses and showed our home to potential buyers. Good news is we closed last week. We will gladly recommend Shawn and your agency to friends in the future. Katherine Stupak
Thank you for your assistance, greatly appreciated! Margaret, Edyth, Emily Dwyer
Shawn was very kind and professional. He helped us every step of the way and was very responsive to our questions via email, phone and text. We’re very happy with how things turned out. Thank you! Helena Carlson
Shawn was always available for any questions. He was constantly checking on the condo to make sure everything was perfect for showings . Always answered my calls . Will use him again for another home we will be selling. Marjorie Laich
Our agent Shawn Atkinson has been outstanding as we weave through the ups & downs buying a house & now helping us sell our home. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Shawn. James & Katherine Stupak
When my husband and I were looking for a second home in the Essex or Stonington area, we came across Shawn Atkinson at Sotheby's. Immediately, he was easy to talk to and helped us learn about the area and the surrounding towns. We wound up finding a house in Stonington Borough, and it was with Shawn's constant updates and ability to maneuver and manage a difficult situation, we were able to get the house we wanted in the end. Shawn was knowledgeable, professional, conscientious, and kind. He stayed on top of everything throughout the entire process. We could not have been more pleased with our experience! 
“My wife and I recently decided that it was time for us to take on the daunting task of purchasing our first home together. Our initial expectation was that we would have to endure the type of overwhelming and stressful experience that our friends and family had described to us from their first property purchasing endeavors. However, we had the good fortune of being recommended to Shawn Atkinson with William Pitt Sotheby’s and from the very beginning it was perfectly evident that Shawn was well-equipped to make our home-buying experience as simple and manageable as possible. Between his constant efforts to communicate clearly, his professional yet personable demeanor and his commitment to being available and understanding when we had questions or concerns, Shawn could not have made this process anymore comfortable, convenient or accessible. Despite the unprecedented state of the home-buying market, with Shawn’s guidance and patience we were able to find the perfect home for our young family and start this exciting new chapter of our life! We have already recommended Shawn and his services to our loved ones and we look forward to working with him again in the future for any real estate endeavors!”Thanks again!Jon

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