Bonny MacLachlan

What is there to consider when choosing a Realtor to assist you in making one of the critical financial decisions of your life…..buying  a home!? Are you drawn to a member of a large Real Estate corporation where it’s a one stop shop? Does a large global presence resonate with you? Perhaps, a saleswoman with millions in sales has appeal?

Awards & Certifications

  • Realtor Emeritus – Licensed Realtor since 1979
  • Gold Award Circle of Excellence HRRA
  • Associate Broker
  • Resort & Recreation Specialist
  • Certified Residential Specialist – CRS 
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist – CLHMS Resort and Recreation Specialist – RAS 
  • Senior Residential Estate Specialist – SRES 

Longevity is a cornerstone to any business regardless where you hang your license. Atkinson Realty has nearly 80 years firmly planted in the Coastal Shores of Virginia Beach. Based on character and service, it is a small real estate boutique that caters to its clients.


Highland Park (Detroit), Michigan


Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Michigan State University

Masters Journalism, Syracuse University 


Snow Skiing, Tennis, Reading, Writing, and Playing Hide-n-Seek with grandson, Seger 


Dave Maclachlan, former Navy pilot and custom builder. Married daughter Becky who lives and works in Vail, CO with her husband, Jesse Pomerants and son, Seger. Son, Braun, who lives and works locally as a partner in the family construction business, Braun Building Company.

Why I Do What I Do:

I think the industry can be addicting. If you like people and are energized by helping people make one of the most important decisions in their lives, finding just the right home for a client is extremely gratifying. As a former educator, I think it is vital that my client make an informed decision. Aligning all the components to a successful sale is critical to building a relationship of trust. Having the opportunity to analyze a property and create a plan to launch a home in the marketplace is a very exciting function of my career. Writing the promotional ads and designing the visual layouts for me is the icing on the cake. Achieving a win-win at the closing table that allows my client to move forward with their plans in life is intoxicating.