Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
"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
"From our very first meeting with Kate we knew immediately that we had found the right person to work with. She made the seemingly impossible task of simultaneously buying and selling our home extremely easy. Her communication throughout every step of the process was amazing. Even with a few unexpected bumps along the way, Kate kept us calm and focused. She was an excellent negotiator and surpassed all of our expectations in putting together great deals on both our sale and purchase. She also made great recommendations; from lenders to contractors that was incredibly helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you Kate and the rest of the staff at Alvarado for all of your hard work. We look forward to many happy years in our family’s new home!"
- Patrick & Emily
"As a first time home buyer I had many questions and moderate anxiety in regards to finding a Madison home in the current market. Susan's knowledge and experience allowed her to answer all of my questions clearly, and quieted my anxieties. I was deeply impressed with her responsiveness, professionalism and sincere desire to help me find a great home. She is a top-quality realtor with a genuine commitment to her clients. Thank you Susan, I love my home!"
"It was such a stress-free time of working with Kate as the realtor representing and advising me in both buying a condo and selling a house.
Kate knows real estate, but she complements her professionalism with caring and sensitivity. As case in point: after seeing the condo which I bought, and wanting to made an offer on it, we moved quickly to do so. Kate, however, kept checking in with me asking, “Is this going too fast for you?” I assured her it wasn’t; but I was so impressed that she had the sensitivity in the midst of capably handling the business part of what needed to be done, to ask how I was doing personally with the decisions being made.
Kate is a hard worker. Even though I knew I wasn’t her only client, when she was with me, I felt that she was fully engaged in what we were about. If I contacted her, I knew I would hear back from her as soon as she was able to respond without compromising her attention with other clients. I felt comfortable and confident contacting her about any questions I might have, but there were few since she is very thorough in explaining things as well as advising how she thinks best to proceed and why.
I have no reservation about totally recommending Kate as a capable and caring real estate person. She also has a sense of humor and a ready laugh to appropriately sprinkle in with the serious matter of buying or selling a home.
How great to have a truly professional real estate person, who also authentically relates and connects with you as a person. That describes my totally positive experience of working with Kate."