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 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 Johnson gets the job done and that is what I wanted and needed from day one. I loved her patient, informed and friendly manner at our first meeting. April’s ability to really listen is very strong and this was a critical factor in my decision to hire her to sell my home. April knew her markets and what could be done to get the results I desired. The process was fluid and communication was always open and clear. I have great respect for her professionalism coupled with her warm [...]
-Nina (Lake Mills)
April was a great agent to work with to list our home. We had one request at the beginning of the process and that was to have the best pictures possible. She presented the house in the best possible view which made it easy for potential buyers to picture themselves living there. The home book included great pictures of the house as well as vital information about the neighborhood.
-Julianne and Bart (Southwest/Southside)
"April was great to work with. The whole group is very knowledgeable and ethical. When our realtor April had to go out of town for a couple days, she was still reachable and other realtors were available to assist us. She worked hard to help us find exactly what we were looking for. She also made sure we understood every step of the way."
- Ariel Powers-Schaub
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)
"April Johnson with the Alvarado Real Estate Group was much more than just our Realtor, she was our project manager. April helped us figure out exactly what we needed to do to sell our house. She helped keep us organized and on task. She recommended a painter, a mason, and a roofer for our renovations. They were all very friendly and affordable, and most importantly, did a great job. April has experience in horticulture and offered great advice on landscaping to add curb appeal. I [...]
- The Lovely-Langer Family
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)
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)
April Johnson was indispensable to us as first-time home buyers. We had a lot of questions about the process and she patiently (and always quickly) responded with thorough and insightful answers. She was on top of our search and what we were looking for, which gave us the opportunity to have the first showing at what ended up being our first house! During our home inspection she pointed out potential issues we would have never thought of ourselves, and provided great recommendations [...]
-Kate & Doug (Near Eastside)
"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!"