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 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)
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 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
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)
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 Johnson was a real pleasure to work with and we will miss seeing her as often as we did! We highly recommend her to anyone in need of a house, complete with counseling on the side. As first-time home buyers set on purchasing an older home, we greatly appreciated her extensive knowledge and expertise. April always made herself available to talk, and was extremely flexible with her time. We looked at dozens of homes, and she always kept the same patient, optimistic demeanor ensuring [...]
-Christina, Michael and Anna (Near Eastside)
April was very friendly and likeable from the beginning while maintaining a professional relationship. Once we signed her as our buyer’s agent, she worked even harder for us to find the right place for the price we set. Any questions we had she was able to answer or would get back to us right away if she had to do any research. She was there for us every step of the way and even now that we’ve been in our home for about a month, we know that we can contact her with any [...]
-Ellen and Mel (Eastside)
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 an amazing agent from start to finish. She helped me sell my home in a matter of days, and easily navigated the entire process. I highly recommend her.
-Kristin (Near West Condo)
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.