Alvarado Real Estate Group
1914 Monroe St
Madison, WI 53711
Email Phone: 608.251.6600
I am a lifetime Madisonian who attended K-12 at Madison public schools and graduated from UW-Madison earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture. My interests in Horticulture include organic farming and ornamental home gardening. Prior to Real Estate, I worked in residential landscaping with native plants, rain gardens, and retaining wall and patio construction. I also have a background in the restaurant industry and value hard work, efficiency, and excellent customer service.
My interest in homes and remodeling began as a young helper on projects with my parents. One of my favorite programs has always been This Old House. I have gone through the construction process of a new home and have learned priceless remodeling knowledge by completing projects such as wall removal, drywall, trim work, tile, and hardwood flooring. I am intrigued by green building techniques, and have had geothermal heating, radiant floor heating, and extra insulation installed in my own homes.
As hobbies, I enjoy volleyball, biking, boating, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and home improvement projects. I especially enjoy spending time with my family, our two dogs, and also with the many wonderful dogs and fellow volunteers at the Dane County Humane Society where I have volunteered since 2006.
I joined the Alvarado Team in 2011 and assist clients with selling and buying. I enjoy helping clients determine options to prepare their homes for sale and successfully meet their goals. I also truly enjoy helping people find their dream homes! The lasting relationships built with people throughout the process are rewarding and fun. I’m proud to say my clients have described me as patient, thorough, knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating, honest, genuine, and professional. You can read some of my past client testimonials here:
We could not be more pleased with April Johnson. As first time home buyers we had lots of questions and concerns. April was knowledgeable patient informative and helpful with her answers. More importantly she listened to our requests but made appropriate suggestions when her knowledge of the industry offered insight we did not have. But most importantly, April was enjoyable friendly and fun to work with. We will no doubt use her again in the future and would absolutely recommend her to [...]
-Abby and Mike (Near Eastside)
Being first time buyers and new to the Madison area had us feeling overwhelmed. We knew we needed help and had met a handful of agents through open houses, but it wasn't until our encounter with April that we were confident about moving forward. Immediately we felt she was very genuine, yet also extremely knowledgeable. Later we would find those first impressions to be more than accurate. We have April to thank for so many of the things we learned along the way and for her [...]
-Russ, Kelly, and Lydia (Northside)
"April was great to work with and I would recommend her to any first-time home buyers. I did already recommend her to some friends who are looking for a house. She struck a good balance of helping us understand everything without overloading us with information. This process could be very confusing but with April I felt like I understood everything from start to finish. She is very knowledgeable about Madison in particular, which is great since we are newer to the area. I could tell she [...]
- Ariel and Jacob
Buying a first house is a daunting process. Buying that first house in Madison when the market is booming back, even more daunting. April Johnson at the Alvarado group helped us feel more at ease. She never pressured us into anything that made us feel uncomfortable. She worked with us at all times of the day and night to find the perfect house for us. Thank you!
- Andy and Sam (Westside)
April gave us all the info we needed to have the house in perfect order the day it hit the market. She wrote a carefully crafted listing that detailed all the great things about the house. We had an accepted offer that first day. What more could you ask for? She nailed it.
-Drew & Kira (Near Eastside)
I feel very fortunate to have worked with April Johnson as my buyer’s agent. As a first time home buyer I had a lot of questions and was a bit overwhelmed by the process of buying a home. April was great at explaining things step by step. She also provided excellent counsel in helping me prioritize and decide what aspects of a home were the most important to me. She was readily available and willing to contact other professionals and do research on my behalf. April is very [...]
ABOVE AND BEYOND Working with April Johnson and the Alvarado team to find our first home was truly a wonderful and rewarding experience. April was always patient and professional as she helped us to navigate the journey to find a home perfect for us. As first-time home buyers we had many, many questions. April went above and beyond to provide us with timely information we needed to make important decisions along the way. Thank you April for your expert guidance! We are [...]
-Martha and Korey (Near Eastside)
As first time homebuyers, we are very grateful to have worked with April and the Alvarado Group. Thanks to their help, the home buying process was made easy and even fun. From searching for the perfect home to closing on a house, April was very helpful in aiding us and communicating with us along the way. We couldnt be more happy with our beautiful first home!
-Matt & Rachel Pavlue (Southside)
"We had an amazing experience working with Alvarado Real Estate Group. Our buying and selling agent, April was awesome! She was with us every step of the way, start to finish. She was detail-oriented and always responsive. It made such a difference to have an experienced realtor, who understands the market and the processes involved with transactions. It is comforting to have someone with experience explain how things generally happen, what to expect, how to problem solve, etc. Alvarado [...]
- Molly Bohnsack
"We were on a very tight timeline when we began working with April. She was always prompt answering our questions and getting us out to see newly listed properties as soon as possible. She also set us up with a great mortgage broker. She walked us through three different offers before we found our house, and each time made it as easy as possible. We our newly settled into our home and couldn't be happier with our purchase!"