Curtis Atkinson, RE/MAX Central

When he first launched his career as a realtor, Curtis Atkinson was only interested in flipping his own properties. But once the business got under his skin – “Things took off from day one,” he says – there was no turning back.

Despite selling in a Calgary market that remains softer than warm cheese, Atkinson increased his sales in 2018 for the ninth year in a row. He credits part of his growing success to his honesty and “communicating the true value of a client’s home, regardless of their expectations. I will not falter, deviate or set false expectations for clients, as this was the premise of how my brand was built.”

It’s no surprise then that Atkinson is one of RE/MAX’s star performers. He has won both the Titan and Chairman’s awards multiple times and is one of the company’s top 50 agents in Canada.