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:
"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
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)
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
The Alvarado Group represented our home in a very professional and effective way. Their attention to detail, consideration of our expectations, and speed to market was impressive. The most unique differentiation of The Alvarado Group is their approach to an individual and thorough marketing plan for each home. Our house was on the market for less than a week before we had an accepted offer above our asking price! It will be an honor for us to work with The Alvarado Group again in the [...]
-Eric and Christina (Sun Prairie)
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 [...]
-Eric and Allison (Westside)
"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
April and the Avarado team were a perfect match for us as first time homebuyers. April was highly responsive to our many questions and time-sensitive requests, and was flexible with our busy schedules. She helped us to understand each step of the home buying process, and we felt that we always had the tools and information we needed to make informed decisions. She was also a great advocate for us throughout the process. We love our new house, and we would recommend April and the Alvarado [...]
-Laura & Brian (Westside/ Middleton/ Verona)
As a mortgage lender, I have worked with April on transactions for mutual clients in the past. I knew from these professional interactions with her, that she would be an excellent realtor to work with when selling our home and buying a new home. As my wife and I started the process, April guided us through every selling and buying step and really took the time to listen to our thoughts and concerns. As we looked at houses to purchase, April always took note of what was important to us in [...]
-Dave and Emily (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 [...]