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 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)
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 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)
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 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 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)
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)
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)
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 [...]