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:
Our search for our first home came at a busy and stressful time in our lives (Beginning a residency and expecting twins!) and we were anxious about this unfamiliar process. We were feeling overwhelmed and hopeless until we contacted Alvarado and met April Johnson. Not only did April help us find the perfect home, but she kept things moving along quickly to fit our tight timeline. Even when we felt like the right house just didn't exist in our budget, April was persistent! She was [...]
-Erica and Kevin (Westside)
We couldn't be more satisfied in our buying experience with The Alvarado Group. Lead by our realtor April Johnson - supported by Eric Turnquist and others behind the scenes - every detail was handled in a professional and timely manner. Working with a tight timeline, April was flexible with our schedules, responsive to our needs, and worked quickly to ensure we found a place in time. Her knowledge, patience and humor were exactly what we needed during a stressful time. We can't [...]
-Kelly and Dane (Westside Condo)
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)
"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
"April graciously and willingly went with the flow in our somewhat unconventional home buying and selling process. More importantly, she helped us stay on track so we could get both deals done under very tight time constraints. Home buying and selling is not a fun process but working with April helps you forget that fact!"
- Abby and Mike Brand
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)
April was invaluable in selling a home that needed some work. She pinpointed exactly what needed to be done to get the home in selling shape -- even though I grumbled from time to time at her to-do list, she was right on the money. She crafted a great listing to showcase the attributes of the house, and was amazing helping us through a negotiation with a, shall we say, "quirky" buyer! I couldn't recommend her more highly.
-Rob (Southwest side)
April was very helpful to me as a first time home buyer. She has a wonderful mixture of honesty, integrity and professional skill. I received plenty of individualized attention I am not sure I would have gotten from an agent from a larger firm. It took some time given Madison's tight market but she kept at it. I highly recommend her.
-Diane (Near Westside-7 competing offers and Diane got her perfect house!)
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with April! She showed patience as I worked on downsizing after living in my home for more than 40 years, and had tactful and helpful suggestions on how to prepare my home for sale. Her knowledge and familiarity with the neighborhood was key in marketing the value of my location, as well as the desirable features of my older home. Everything went smoothly and I had multiple offers and it sold in a week! I'd highly recommend April! She [...]
We were so lucky to stumble upon April at an open house. She guided us through buyer’s agency and found us dozens of homes to browse in our desired locations. We ended up looking at about 10 homes, and April was willing to work around our busy schedules to set up convenient showings. Along the way Alvarado took care of all logistics and helped us with everything from narrowing down choices to sifting through the paperwork. We would highly recommend April and the Alvarado Group to [...]