Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
"Julie did an amazing job preparing us to buy our first home. Her knowledge and expertise is beyond measure. Not only that but she was quick to respond and always worked with our schedules. She made the entire process super easy and we really appreciate all the work she put in to help us find the perfect home!"
- Alycia Prince
"Kate was awesome. She helped us navigate a fast-paced and intense transaction where everything happened too fast, and provided advice, guidance, and reassurance every step of the way. Her knowledge of the local real estate climate was top notch and she maneuvered us through the process with confidence. Very happy with Kate and would recommend to anyone."
- Brant and Amy
"We had our second fantastic experience with Alvarado Group, first as sellers a couple of years ago, and this time as buyers. Kate Weis was our agent both times, and we benefited greatly from her professionalism, her knowledge of the market, her prompt attention to our needs, and her clear and patient guidance. When it comes time for another real estate transaction, you’ll be seeing us again!"
- Brad Wolbert & Rebecca Karoff
"Kate was a wonderful agent. We particularly appreciated her superb customer service, detailed knowledge, kindness, warm personality, and availability. We value honesty, meeting us where we were at (regarding income and interest), and efficiency; Kate was respectful of these values. Our home purchase required quick negotiation, which Kate handled impressively. I have referred her to a number of friends in the Madison area and will continue to do so. Though home-buying is stressful and confusing, Kate was always a few steps ahead ready to clarify and help us prepare. We have stayed in touch with Kate and continue to be appreciative of her respectfulness and professionalism. We were also very satisfied with the materials provided by the Alvarado Group and their follow-through. We're happy in our home and will continue to work with Kate and Alvarado Group, if needed, in the future."
- Marit Barkve
"Julie was great to work with. She worked around my quirkiness to meet my high demands and expectations while looking for my first home, on a low budget. We worked together to find the home of my dreams. Julie worked tirelessly to meet the short turn around deadlines to write offers on a very competitive sellers market. Given the market, I thought I would be looking for a home for months and months. I reached out to Julie by e-mail on March 1st, 2018. We met and she got to know my budget and needs. By May 1st, I was closing on the condo of my dreams. A beautiful 2 bedroom and 1.5 baths, with the car garage I wanted and the partial basement I needed to be safe from tornadoes (didn't I say I'm quirky!). As a single woman, I had a great friend and sister to provide me wisdom and advise. Julie was great in working with me as well as including my friend, my sister and my entire family in my home buying process. I have been living in my new home for almost 6 months, and I could not be happier. Great townhouse, small yet beautiful. Great neighborhood, great view. Every day I fall more in love with my home. And I'm 100% certain of my purchase, which I could not have accomplished without Julie."
"Julie is a fantastic realtor and really knows her stuff. I had a not so great experience with a previous realtor and she knocked it out of the park for me. She sold my condo for over asking price in literally in just a few day. She is the only realtor that I will ever work with and is a genuinely good person who you can trust."
- Jaymz Blackmer
"Our experience with the Alvarado Group could not have been better. It was our first time buying a home in a very competitive seller's market, so we were expecting a very stressful period before we started the process. From the beginning, Carlos was very calm and reassuring. He was always available to discuss the many questions and concerns we had while looking at homes and weighing our options. Carlos always had our best interests in mind and gave us great advice. What we valued most about the whole process was that Carlos gave us fantastic advice and assistance in preparing our offer to purchase, and during the negotiations following the home inspections. Everything was done quickly and thoroughly and we ended up with much more than what we expected to find within our budget when we began our search for a home. This was due to Carlos' hard work and expertise. Finally, Sarah helped us with timely information about the preparation for closing, and these steps went very smoothly. In sum, we highly recommend Carlos and the Alvarado Group to any potential home buyers."
-Grant Armstrong & Ana Ceballos
"We had a slightly unusual situation - seeking a home to meet the needs of out of town parents and an adult daughter. Julie was the perfect bridge between the "generations" and helped us keep our focus on the goal - a successful offer and closing. We found her to be attentive, knowledgeable, and so very pleasant. She guided our process expertly and remained confident and optimistic throughout. In fact, Julie outline every step in the sequence with reminders about important considerations. We felt that she was honest, direct, and we would highly recommend Julie and the Alvarado firm. In fact, we most certainly will choose to work with her again ourselves if the opportunity arises."
- Gina & Christopher Koeppl
"Julie was exactly what we needed as we bought and sold with her. She walked us through the process of selling a house and got us an over asking price offer. She helped us prepare our house, gave suggestions for things to fix up and what to not waste money on. During the buying process she kept us calm and helped us get our dream home in a tough buying market. Her knowledge is exceptional and she always made us feel like our questions were valid and that she had all the time in the world for us. I know she was busy, but she never made us feel like she was. I cannot imagine buying or selling without her. We absolutely would recommend Julie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"
- Paige Bessick
"We can't say enough good things about Kate Weis. She is so knowledgeable of the Madison market and was patient throughout the entire process as she helped us find the right house for us. As first-time buyers, Kate's experience and positive attitude gave us such piece of mind during our search."
- Andrew & Kari