What our clients say about working with us:
Sending a huge shoutout to Tiffany Malone with The Alvarado Group! I’ve had a big year… built a home with my fiancé & sold the condo that I raised my son in. While this was all super exciting and prosperous in many ways, it was also a time filled with change and lots of emotions – high & low.
My condo sale was a huge success. Tiffany provided me with sound advice on what was needed aesthetically prior to listing my condo. I am beyond grateful for the time, knowledge, and resources that Tiffany shared with me through this journey. She kept me informed, at ease…and we had A LOT of fun along the way! Thank you, Tiffany!!
I think April was Fantastic! I wasn’t sure what to expect having never sold a house before but I could not have had a better experience then I did working with April. She was so helpful right from the beginning spending time with us to walk us through the process of everything and helping us to prepare our house the best way we could prior to sale. She was always available and responsive to questions we had. I would recommend April and plan to use her again when I start the process to purchase a place in the future.
I have had a phenomenal experience working with Tiffany and the team at Alvarado Real Estate Group purchasing my first home! Many have shared with me how stressful the home-buying process can be, but I have not felt an ounce of stress through any of the process thanks to this amazing team!
Katie & Andy
The service we have received from the Alvarado Real Estate Group has been amazing. Since the first time my husband and I met with Carlos we could tell he is very knowledgeable and had our best interest in mind. We could feel his support in helping us be first time home buyer. Despite the difficult housing market right now kept us motivated through it all. I truly believe he has gone out of his way to help us make the best decision for our family. Thanks for all your support.
Cristina was awesome to work with. She was always very responsive, helpful, and friendly. As a first-time home buyer I really appreciated that she took the time to make sure I understood everything that would (and did) happen as we moved through each phase of the buying process. Her recommendations were all spot-on and gave me complete confidence that I was in good hands throughout the process.
We worked with April for the second time purchasing a house and the first time selling! We cannot say enough good things about her, as well as our experience as a whole with Alvarado. Troy also filled in for April on a couple occasions, and he was also wonderful to work with! If you’re searching for a realtor, you can’t go wrong here.
Happy Client Buyer Sun Prairie
It was an absolute pleasure working with Carlos and his team at Alvarado Real Estate Group. They made the home buying process enjoyable and educational. There were step-by-step instructions provided along the way which helped us immensely. There was even a thoughtful, eco-friendly hamper provided as a thank you at the closing! We highly recommend them for all your real estate needs.
Olivia Barrow & Nicole Nietlisbach
We loved working with the Alvarado Group and felt well taken-care-of during our search for our first home. They helped us understand the process, answered any questions we had, and stuck with us for 10 months until we found an amazing place.
10 years after April sold my house, she helped me acquire a piece of furniture not wanted by the person who bought it from me. This meant a lot to me.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with The Alvarado Real Estate Group. Their professionalism, knowledge of the housing market, and their support in the purchase of our first home has been absolutely amazing. We are extremely thankful for working with us in this process and highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying a home.
Ben & Nicole
Eliza & Chris
I had an amazing experience working with Carlos and Cristina at Alvarado Real Estate. My partner and I are first time home buyers and they did a great job of explaining everything to us and making sure we were getting exactly what we were looking for. They were kind, honest, and always had our best interest in mind. They never pushed us toward any of their own property’s either. I would go back to them for any services in the future.
Richie & Gery, Madison
Paul Bentzen & Margaret Frede
We closed on our house in Madison this week and we couldn’t have done it without the guidance of Troy Garcia. Troy kept us informed of every step along the way and every one of our questions was answered, no matter how mundane. Buying a house is nerve wracking, but Troy was SO patient with us. . . he was just what we needed. And now that we possess the house, Troy is still guiding us with information about remodeling and services for our new home. We truly could not have done this major purchase without the expertise of Troy! Thank you Troy.
Carlos Alvarado and the Alvarado Group were everything I was hoping for in a guide to walk me through the process of selling my home. They were incredibly responsive and on point from the first call to the last text — providing smart advice at each step.
I’d recommend Carlos, Nilda and this team to anyone. That’s why I’m writing my (possibly?) first Google Review right now.
Cristina is a true professional who provided outstanding service and dedication in the sale of our downtown Madison condominium. While selling a home can be a highly stressful and emotional process, Cristina’s knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness made the experience much easier than we anticipated. We would strongly recommend Cristina and her team at the Alvarado Real Estate Group to all family and friends.
I am so grateful to April Johnson and the Alvarado group for sticking with me for nearly a full year to find the perfect house during one of the most difficult years for real estate (a global pandemic, historically low inventory). I was moving to Madison from Los Angeles and couldn’t be there to view any of the homes in person. April was beyond meticulous in pointing out flaws or shortcomings while virtually taking us through the homes, and helped us find the perfect place. So often, people worry about realtors who want to unload clients quickly and gain the maximum commission possible; nothing could be further from the truth with April, who was honest and reliable every step of the way. Just as importantly, the “welcome package” that I got upon moving in demonstrated the amazing values the company holds—it was filled with items advocating for local businesses, recommendations for greener living, etc—further validating my decision to stick with them.
I picked Alvarado Real Estate Group because of their commitment to contribute to the “Own it-Building Black Wealth” initiative and am so glad I did! Every Realtor should join this network/initiative. Carlos Alvarado went above and beyond and was patient and thorough in guiding me through the process.
I had a great experience working with April at Alvarado Real Estate Group. She was very helpful and patient with me as I navigated the home-buying process. I highly recommend April!
My partner and I worked with Carlos for almost 6 months to find a home in Madison, and he worked tirelessly to help us bid on houses in an amazingly difficult market. Without Carlos advocating for us, we never would have been able to buy a home! Once we had an accepted offer, the transaction coordinator helped us with all the details we needed for closing and made the whole process a breeze. I highly recommend Alvarado Real Estate Group!
Adam & Brianna, Madison
Carlos was absolutely wonderful to work with. Being first time home buyers and trying to buy a house in Madison when we currently live in NC was quite intimidating and sounded extremely stressful. Carlos was able to do personalized home video tours and thoroughly explained all the details of the house. His experience really gave us confidence in his opinions about the homes. We truly trusted him in finding a home for us, and he did it in a matter of 2 weeks! He went above and beyond to help us get our home, and for that, we are very thankful. We will be referring everyone we can to him.
Steve & Beth, Madison
We are grateful for all of Carlos’ help in selling our two houses. He gave us all the time we needed to explore our options and gently guided us through preparing for sale. He was able to get both houses sold at the same time, making it super easy.Thank you, Carlos!
Mara & Jeremy
April is amazing and we cannot recommend her enough! As first-time homebuyers we weren’t sure what to expect, and April expertly walked us through every step. She is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive. In the end, we decided to build rather than buy. April went above and beyond to help us with this process including setting up meetings with builders, attending meetings, and negotiating a better price on our lot. We are so grateful to April and would happily recommend her to anyone!
Jan O’Neill, Madison
Buying a rental property can be a nail-biting experience, but with Carlos’ guidance, we were able to navigate smoothly through the whole process. He is deeply knowledgeable about the rental market, being a property owner himself, and saved us a lot of time by running the numbers for us BEFORE going to see properties. His patience and calm, coupled with his attention to detail, let us know we were in good hands. We recommend Carlos unreservedly to others!
Lucia & Steve
Cristina Daza was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive as our agent. Her professionalism, expertise, and excellent interpersonal skills work synergistically to make her a wonderful representative for anyone attempting to purchase or sell a home. We knew we needed someone who was knowledgeable about the housing market, dependable, and had our best interest in mind. Cristina truly did not disappoint and surpassed every expectation we had for a real estate agent. She took the time to sit down and explain the process to us and genuinely listened to the vision we had for our home. Not only is Cristina professional and competent in her role, but she is also very charismatic, making all communication with her enjoyable. We will definitely be recommending Cristina to anyone in the need of an agent because we know they will be well taken care of.
We are incredibly pleased with the Alvarado team that helped us to purchase our home that we LOVE!
D. King Aymond, M.D. & Sheila Marmorstone
In this hyper real estate market, Carlos Alvarado and all of his staff were always attentive and considerate of all of our needs. They were very efficient in getting us showings and gave patient, accurate, and personalized advice on how to move forward in all events. We would recommend Alvarado Real Estate Group to anyone for their real estate needs.
Costanza y Ivan
Carlos and his team were great! During the process of looking for a house, Carlos was always very helpful and available to answer all of our questions and help us make an informed decision. It was our first house so we had thousands of questions and Carlos was always happy to help. We never felt pressured to make a decision and felt more confident having a knowledgeable agent like Carlos. We are very happy with our new house and the entire home buying process that Carlos helped us with.
Carlos Alvarado at Alvarado Real Estate Group, and all of his colleagues I have worked with, have been amazing! I had a very complicated legal sale of an investment property, and Carlos has been a wonderful partner and advisor in the process. I am confident that without his guidance and help, I would not be successful in my sale. He has been a pleasure to work with on my next owner-occupied investment property purchase as well! His team is responsible, friendly and very helpful! Thank you all!
Ivan and Costanza
Carlos and his team at Alvarado Real Estate Group provided great service to us during our home purchase process. We never felt pressured by Carlos, instead, he walked us through every step and answered our questions in a timely manner. We are super grateful for his assistance in buying our first home. Gracias Carlos por tu ayuda!
Josh & Julie
April is very knowledgeable of the Madison market and its buyers. She has a very detailed process for covering all parts of the real estate process but was still flexible in accommodating our preferences throughout. April’s knowledge is only second to her responsiveness. We would have thought we were her only clients given how timely and thorough her responses were.
Working with Alvarado Real Estate Group was great. My agent, Tiffany, explained and handled everything well and the selling process was painless! I will definitely hire them again the next time I’m looking to buy or sell a home.
April’s knowledge on how to make the offer attractive to the seller allowed us to buy after the first offer we made! She was available and friendly. She did such a good and efficient job in helping us buy our house, I am going to have her list my condo. I know she will do a good job! I recommend April to anyone in the area looking for a realtor.
We highly recommend April. She really listened to what we were looking for and we ended up buying the second house we saw. We are first-time home buyers and she took the time to walk us through each step and even made us aware of things we didn’t know, especially during the inspection and negotiation phases. She’s also very quick to respond, which was important to us. I highly recommend her and The Alvarado Real Estate Group.
Comprar una casa es más que encontrar un lugar para vivir, es encontrar un lugar especial donde te sientas como en un hogar. Tener un agente a su lado que sea paciente, comprensivo es muy importante. Carlos estuvo con nosotros en cada paso, guiándonos. Siempre muy comunicativo y profesional. Muchas gracias Carlos, y su equipo de Alvarado Real Estate Group por ayudarnos a encontrar el hogar perfecto part nuestra familia y realizar nuestro sueño de tener casa propia!
Dennis and Tyonna Listenbee
Tiffany is very professional. She put in three times the dedication needed to sell my father’s house in a short period of time. We are extremely grateful for her help. Thanks, again.
Terry and Tammy Moss
Tiffany helped us find our first rental property in 2017 and we are now on the hunt for our fifth one. She communicates with us every step of the way, provides amazing service, and is available with concerns or questions. We have referred her to many others and they have also been extremely happy with her services. Tiffany continues to be outstanding to work with, we look forward to many more years of building/buying/selling with her.
Glen and Cherie Cumming
Working with Troy has been an absolute pleasure. He has helped us buy and sell homes and throughout it all he managed every detail seamlessly. He is organized, calm, and supremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the process. He is forever optimistic, always in communications and so very patient. Troy conducts himself professionally, and with a high ethical bar – exactly the type of person we like to do business with. We would, without a doubt, use Troy Garcia for any of our future real estate transactions.
Buying a house is more than just finding a place to live…it’s finding a place where you feel at home. Having an agent by your side who is kind, patient, understanding, and who is always looking out for your best interest is crucial. Carlos Alvarado has been an amazing agent in helping us find our perfect home! Good communication is so important during the process of buying a house. Carlos was always present with prompt responses. He always made sure our questions and concerns were addressed and taken care of. Thank you Carlos and the entire Alvarado Group for all your hard work and professionalism every step of the way! Thank you for helping us accomplish our dream to become homeowners.
Carlos went above and beyond my expectations. I felt as though my best interests and what I wanted were always on the forefront, and Carlos strived to fulfill both. Hehas a vast knowledge and was able to bring in consultations if I needed anything else. Carlos negotiated the best deal, and I couldn’t be happier in my new home.
Chris and ErinMarie Langsdorf
Troy is a true team player in the real estate world, from his caring connections with clients to his resources to help every step of the way. Troy helped us transition from a really tiny rental home into securing our dream home. He was fast and flexible with scheduling, had lovely connections with inspectors, mortgage brokers, and the listing agents. He has an easy going way of making a stressful situation that requires many decisions feel safe and comfortable!
I am a realtor myself. I have practiced in Eugene, OR for about 5 years. When my wife and I decided to relocate to Madison, WI we contacted Carlos on the recommendation of one of my wife’s colleagues. Having completed many transactions in Eugene, as a broker, I felt I knew the process well, but there were many differences between how real estate in Oregon and Wisconsin is done. Also I had only a shakey understanding of the Madison area’s real estate market. Carlos was terrific in helping us learn the area and the process in a short time window of 3 days. I have worked alongside many agents and have seen a broad range of professionalism in the process. Carlos is a great agent. He is patient, knowledgeable, professional, and stays on top of the process throughout the purchase. He helped negotiate a number of closing extensions and kept our transaction amicable with all parties. His company is tremendously helpful with recommendation of contractors and professionals in the trades. In short, I learned a lot about how to be a better agent. If you’re looking for local expertise, a steady hand, and patient counsel then Carlos and Alvarado Real Estate Group are the folks I would recommend.
We highly recommend Alvarado Realty Group! Carlos was so knowledgeable and encouraging throughout the process of selling our home. Cristina gave great advice for staging. Both of them were so responsive and made sure we knew what to expect at every step. We worked with a real estate lawyer to review documents, who said that while he usually finds at least small errors in closing documents, everything was exactly right. “You found a good broker,” he said…but we already knew that!
Thank you Carlos, for the time and work you put in to ensure this process went smoothly. I don’t think any other company or agent would have guided us with such care or consideration for our situation. I will recommend The Alvarado Group to everyone I know!
We had a fabulous first-time buying experience with Carlos. He is patient, incredibly knowledgeable, and makes the experience as stress-free as possible. Thank you!!
Very little feels normal in 2020 but with help from Carlos and his team we were able to sell our childhood home from start to close in about two months time. Carlos gave us recommendations about work that we could choose to do to maximize the sale price and connected us to specialists who could help us. We invested in some straightforward updates and made a significant amount over what we spent. Perhaps the best part is the home was sold to another young family eager to build their own memories in our old neighborhood
The Alvarado Group did a wonderful job selling my home — Carlos and Cristina were great to work with at every stage of the process. Providing great advice, organizing services for minor repairs, cleaning and maintenance, and respecting my priorities. The listing price they suggested seemed reasonable and I still got offers significantly in excess. I would highly recommend them.
I felt that April Johnson did a perfect job. She gave excellent advice. She attended to every loose end. The time between the listing going public and the closing of the sale was very short.
Carlos and his team have been so good to work with! So accommodating with our specific needs and schedule, so efficient and prompt with communication, and so sensitive with the complex emotions involved in home buying. I couldn’t recommend them any more highly.
Mike and Dana Ashmore
We highly recommend Troy for very responsive communication, great use of technology, patience, and listening skills to truly understand your needs, and just being so personable that you really enjoy working with him. He helped us move to Eugene, OR from out of state and found us our dream home.
Estoy muy Contento y asustado al mismo tiempo por mi nuevo hogar pero todo marcha bien. Muchisimas gracias para ti y tu equipo de trabajo por todo el apoyo recibido durante mi proceso de cierre. Estoy contento y los voy a recomendar con mis amigos por ser muy responsables a lo largo de todo mi proceso de compra de mi nuevo hogar. Bendiciones
Alvarado Realty Group has been fantastic to work with both in buying a home and selling ours. They made a complicated process accessible and have been transparent and honest the whole time. Moreover, they are a socially conscious organization that provides support to non-profits in the community that I care about, such as The Road Home. We’d 100% recommend Alvarado, and April Johnson, whom we’ve had the joy of working with.
BJ and Gary
We think Carlos is great and a fantastic person and realtor who has organized his business well! He has hired a wonderful staff who has met our requests and needs. Selling a house is NOT a painless process for people who have lived in a house for 35 years but Carlos and his staff have eased our way and addressed our concerns each step of the way. We are very grateful we contacted him and that he was part of our selection process when interviewing potential realtors to select the best one for our job.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with April! She showed patience as I worked on downsizing after living in my home for more than 40 years, and had tactful and helpful suggestions on how to prepare my home for sale. Her knowledge and familiarity with the neighborhood was key in marketing the value of my location, as well as the desirable features of my older home. Everything went smoothly and I had multiple offers and it sold in a week!
I’d highly recommend April! She is friendly, professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with.
Julie was awesome and I highly recommend her! She worked with my brother and me as we assisted our elderly parents in the sale of the home they had lived in for 55 years. She was pro-active and gave us excellent suggestions and recommendations to properly price the house, reduce risk when we countered the buyers’ initial offer, and get out in front of any potential issues along the way. She was knowledgeable, flexible, and very responsive to our needs given that my brother and I were not local, and our parents were still the decision makers and needed to sign things etc. She ended up helping our buyers as well since they didn’t have an agent. The sale closed right on schedule without any problems. We initially interviewed 5 realtors, and then selected Julie. If we had to do it all over again, we would make the same choice!
Mary Eileen & CJ
We loved working with Julie in our home buying and selling process. She is very knowledgeable about all parts of buying and selling a home. Julie had a good understanding of what we were looking for in a house and she helped us feel confident in our decision by talking us through the process, looking at comparable properties and answering all of our questions with fact-based knowledge. She is very responsive to questions and does it all with a cheerful smile. Julie is also extremely flexible and was sensitive to our family schedule. She worked with our children present or later at night if that worked best for us. She is a positive person and was a pleasure to work with.
Jose Humberto & Genesis
Nuestra experiencia comprando nuestra primera casa fue maravillosa, gracias a la ayuda de nuestro Realtor Carlos Alvarado logramos conseguir la casa perfecta en muy pocos días. Carlos es un excelente profesional, muy responsable, siempre respondió a cada inquietud nuestra y estuvo con nosotros durante todo el proceso. Recomendamos a Alvarado Real Estate Group, gracias a todos por su excelente trabajo.”
Our experience buying our first home was marvelous, thanks to the help our realtor Carlos Alvarado we were able to get the perfect home within a few days. Carlos is an excellent professional, very responsible, always responding to every concern and was with us during the entire process. We recommend Alvarado Real Estate Group, thank you to everyone for your excellent job.
My wife and I have had the privilege to work with Julie twice now, and in both cases she’s gone above and beyond our expectations. Her responsiveness and knowledge of the local market are excellent. She’s also been a valuable resource to bounce ideas of off and get honest feedback from. I highly recommend her if you’re looking to buy in the Madison market
Thank you, April Johnson and Alvarado Realty, for being such a trustworthy and excellent business to work with to buy my first home. I will always appreciate how April patiently supported my home-buying process, even when it seemed like I might be wasting her time and bound for many more years of renting. It’s been 3 years now since she first spent 3 hours at my kitchen table, teaching me all about home buying and the Madison landscape. Three years later, I feel like I’ve found the perfect home for me, thanks in large part to April. I’d check in with her periodically as opportunities or my interest rose and she was always ready to jump in and go with the flow, guiding and educating me at every possible turn. Then at the right time, the most surprisingly perfect opportunity presented itself and she helped the very quick sale go through smoothly. She was like a guardian angel for a very major life decision, and I’m so thankful to have had her looking out for me!
Amber & Mitch
Julie was a pleasure to work with. She was very accommodating to our schedules and always went the extra mile to make sure we understood the process and had the information we needed. We were very pleased with our experience with Julie and highly recommend her.
Julie was so incredibly helpful and supportive during my home selling experience. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her support and guidance!!
The Alvarado Group made buying and selling our homes simple and enjoyable. Kate was fantastic. She listened and was patient while we were buying, and jumped into action to help get us organized to sell. She made us feel confident in our decisions and in the Alvarado Group. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again, but it probably won’t happen very soon!!!
We worked with Susan Stoehr before and when we decided to upgrade homes, we knew we had to ask her to work with us again. She’s extremely passionate and was completely invested in helping us get the right home for our family. She made herself available to us whenever we needed, with great tips all along the way. I would absolutely recommend working with her!
Incredible awareness of detail and knowledge of the market. We absolutely loved working with this team of people. Lindsey was incredibly flexible, considerate, and kind to our family. Her work was efficient and her communication was clear. She made the process of finding our home really warm and intentional.
Beth and Pete
Susan Stoehr and Alvarado Real Estate were so helpful in our relocation to Madison! Susan helped us find a house we love in a tight market when we were out of the area and couldn’t come to see houses in person. She listened carefully to what we were looking for and used her local knowledge and excellent judgement to help us find our perfect new home. We can’t say enough good things about our experience!
We worked with the Alvarado Group to buy our first house. Both Susan and Sarah were so helpful and walked us through everything! We really appreciated that they would let us know whenever we had something to sign/turn in so that we didn’t have to remember everything, since it is a large, important, paperwork heavy process. Susan was always available to help get us in to see a house or answer any questions we had. We would highly recommend the Alvarado group, specifically Susan Stoehr!
Julie Colmar is an amazing realtor, as well as an all-around amazing person. Her ability to work with maximal effort throughout the entire selling/buying process is astounding. She was available to answer every question we had. She listened to our desires and met them at every turn. Julie understands the real estate market and contract negotiation better than anyone I’ve ever met. She advocated for our best interests continuously. Hire Julie Colmar. You will be so glad you did.
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!
Brant and Amy
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.
Brad Wolbert & Rebecca Karoff
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!
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.
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.
Grant & Ana
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.
Gina & Christopher Koeppl
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.
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!
Andrew & Kari
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.
Patrick & Emily
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!
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.
Julie helped our family buy our first home. It was a great experience and we got the house we wanted (which is not easy in this market). Julie took the time to show us many listings, listened to what we liked and didn’t like about each, and really helped us decide what was most important in our search. She found us the perfect house, helped us write a competitive offer, and guided us through the closing process. She even had great recommendations for contractors after we closed. We have nothing but good things to say about Julie and would recommend her without hesitation.
Ben & Betsy
Everyone needs an agent like Susan on your side. Susan was professional, responsive, but mostly, she was clearly our advocate and represented our best interests. Susan represented us through some difficult negotiations and lender issues. This was our first home buying experience, and we could not have done it without Susan. Stop looking for other agents – Susan is the one!!
I actually found Julie on Zillow. I contacted her asking about a listed property and to also feel her out as possible buyer’s agent for my fiancée and I. Her response from the beginning was prompt, informative, concise and cordial. This style of communication was consistent throughout the whole process and all the way to the day of closing. We quickly decided to go with her to advise us and we are very satisfied that we did. Julie quickly demonstrates that she has is driven by the genuine joy that comes from helping people find what they desire in a home.
This was our first home buying experience, and Julie let us know what to expect throughout the searching and closing processes and was always quick to answer our questions. With how quickly houses are selling in the current market, Julie’s always-positive personality provided a much needed calming influence. When we came across the right house for us, Julie helped us to do everything we could to put forward a competitive offer. Her list of recommended vendors (inspectors, contractors, etc.) have been incredibly helpful both during and after closing!
We could not have asked for a better agent than Kate. She was very responsive and flexible, and helped us find the perfect home. In this competitive market, she helped us write a good offer that was accepted right away. Throughout the process her knowledge and expertise helped us foresee problems and avoid any major issues. Even when we had some last minute problems arose, she helped us problem solve and get us in our house on time. I highly recommend her!!!
Richard and Laura
We worked with Susan when we purchased our condo. She was so easy to work with that we worked with her to sell our condo. She was responsive, helpful and we believe we got a fair price for our condo. We definitely recommend Susan as an agent.
We had an amazing experience working with Alvarado Real Estate Group. Our buying and selling agent, April was awesome! She was with us every step of the way, start to finish. She was detail-oriented and always responsive. It made such a difference to have an experienced realtor, who understands the market and the processes involved with transactions. It is comforting to have someone with experience explain how things generally happen, what to expect, how to problem solve, etc. Alvarado Real Estate Group did an amazing job marketing the sale of our current home and managing paperwork. I would absolutely recommend them!!
Ariel and Jacob
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 shared honest opinions with us and I really appreciated that. We looked at about 25 houses before we made an offer and she was on board the whole time that we needed to find the house that worked for us.
Sam and Molly
Susan was an excellent resource for my wife and I as first time home buyers. Being native to Madison, we had an idea of what we were looking for, and Susan was able to provide us with a great amount of knowledge about both the homes and neighborhoods in which we were looking as well as setting up meetings and at open houses to help us refine our search. Through the entire process we were able to find a home that is a perfect fit! Working with a compressed timeframe Susan was able to act swiftly, answered questions timely when they arose, and made sure Molly and I were comfortable during the process. Susan has a great feel for the market in Madison and surrounding areas and we were very satisfied with our experience working with Susan and the Alvarado Group.
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.
When we started looking for a house in Madison, we met with a few different realtors, and Julie immediately stood out. She took the time to get to know us and understand what we were looking for in a new home. She was always responsive, on top of everything and went the extra mile to make sure that we were satisfied. Her knowledge of the Madison market is remarkable. I highly recommend Julie to anyone looking to buy or sell in Madison, and I would work with her again without hesitation.
Brett was a great realtor. He helped us find the perfect house to buy for our first home. It was exactly what we were looking for. He was very helpful with any questions we had and available at times that worked for us.
Claire & Jeff
Excellent realtor! Knowledgeable, energetic, personable. She accommodated OUR schedule when showing us homes. She found us the perfect home in the perfect location. Julie was our advocate. Will highly recommend her to our friends and will surely use her again.
Lauren & Justin
We were on a very tight timeline when we began working with April. She was always prompt answering our questions and getting us out to see newly listed properties as soon as possible. She also set us up with a great mortgage broker. She walked us through three different offers before we found our house, and each time made it as easy as possible. We our newly settled into our home and couldn’t be happier with our purchase!
Abby & Alex
The Alvarado Group has helped us through three real estate transactions. We have felt supported and well informed through each process. Most recently we worked with Emma- she is awesome! Professional, easy going and honestly, a confident and eager negotiator. In selling our home she got us an offer over list price in less than 48 hours! Then she helped us find a new home in our ideal school district, met all our needs and under our budget. We would highly recommend Emma and really any agent they have. Shout out to Kate Weis too (she helped us buy our first house and is fantastic as well)!
Sarah and Andrew Schwartz
We feel so fortunate to have found Susan as our real estate broker. We wanted to purchase a home in Madison from out-of-state, and Susan proved to be the most knowledgeable, professional, accommodating, and personable broker we could have wished for. Purchasing from out-of-state meant that Susan needed to have a clear understanding of what we were looking for in terms of style, location, and price. We were not very familiar with Madison’s neighborhoods and were thankful for her experience with and knowledge of the area. We were looking for an older house with character and found just that. The only thing that needed to be done was a kitchen remodel, and that in our mind was a plus. The remodel offered an opportunity to put our stamp on the house. She set us up with a kitchen designer and various contractors all of whom were exceptional. Susan also found us a lender who was great to work with. The whole purchasing process went smoothly and quickly. Susan is an excellent communicator, getting to the point quickly, and returning emails and phone calls promptly. This was so important in our long-distance communications. Susan is a problem solver. Our transaction was typical: issues arose suddenly that could have derailed the transaction. Susan shepherded the purchase through all obstacles with skill and patience. We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Susan and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Madison area.
Julie served us with enthusiastic help and good advice throughout the process. She found us an excellent home inspector. She was very responsive (we never had to wait for a reply), and always on time. Very thorough and a pleasure to work with.
Bridget & Tracie
Susan was an absolute savior in helping us sell our house after we relocated to another state. She coordinated every detail from staging our house to hiring professionals for ongoing maintenance and repair. Susan was always in touch with updates, and often responded to our communications within minutes. She took all of the worries out of an otherwise stressful situation. This was our third experience in working with Alvarado Group, and they always get it right! They are friendly, prompt, professional, and hard working. Thank you!
As a first time home buyer, I am beyond grateful to have worked with Emma and the Alvarado Group. I found the home buying process to be equally intimate and intimidating, yet Emma effortlessly eased all my nerves with her professional demeanor, personable energy, and honest feedback. I immediately felt comfortable trusting Emma to guide me in finding a home that met my needs while managing my expectations. She was exceptionally poised with candor, prompt with correspondence, and punctual to our showings and meetings. I was relieved to have such a dependable Realtor in Emma, however, even more thankful to have gained an authentic friend.
Leah and Rich Salter
We started with a flat rate company and had over 30 showings with no luck, so we searched out Susan based on neighborhood current trends and suggestions. Susan was fantastic. She was on time, honest and prepared. She came in and staged our home while we were out of town and made suggestions on what she thought could make the home “show ready”. It was a MAJOR pivot point in our showings. Susan responded to emails/ texts and phone calls within hours, if not minutes. She is top notch and sold our home in a matter of weeks vs the flat rate company who had our home listed for months…With that said, it took some work to get things done but paid off in the end. Kudos to Susan and her efforts to get us an above asking price offer. We have suggested Susan to many neighbors and friends and that is the highest compliment we can offer. She is wonderful!
Scott & Lynn
Susan is a very professional real estate agent who listened to our specific wants and needs. Since we are from out-of-town, her knowledge about the Madison area was most helpful. Susan was great with coordinating with contractors, inspectors and came back to us with answers to our many questions. We highly recommend her for all your real estate needs.
Diane & Dan
Dear Susan- Thank you so much for your help in finding our new home and selling our old home. You are truly amazing! You went above and beyond what we have experienced with any other realtor- and we have dealt with a few. With our next move, you will be the realtor we choose. Definitely recommend you to anyone looking to buy and/or sell.
Happy family moving into Nakoma
Brett, thank you for helping us find our dream home! We truly appreciate your patience, humor, and expertise throughout the process. We’re so grateful for your guidance and couldn’t be happier!
The Lovely-Langer Family
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 called her all the time to ask questions. She was always really good about answering my calls. I remember standing in Menards feeling bewildered about which faucet to buy, I called April and she steered me in the right direction.
When it came to buying our house, she was so good. April was our voice of reason when a house wasn’t a good investment; even if we really liked it. We found a house to buy before ours was even ready to go on the market. April negotiated an offer to purchase with a contingency of our house selling. We had many showings and multiple offers even though it was just before the holidays! Our house sold for $37,500 more than what we bought it for a year and a half prior (April was our realtor then too). We were also able to buy our new house for less than the asking price, including a major repair, and with our contingency! All of this happened in only four months. If you are looking to buy or sell, or both, I highly recommend April as your realtor. You won’t regret it.
Desiree & Paul
Julie was amazing. She did a wonderful job listening to our request and found us our dream home. I will tell everyone interested in selling or buying a home about Julie. We are completely satisfied. I am still amazed that Julie was able to find us a home with all of our requests within such a short period of time. In addition, she was very support throughout the whole process from our first meeting until closing.
Thank you Julie for all you did for my daughter. The house is awesome and I know she is very proud and happy, which means the world to me.
Cathy & Chris
Julie is wonderful! Julie met all our needs to help us in the purchase of our new home and sale of our current house, we had a lot of balls in the air, but Julie put us at ease and made it all seem easy! I can’t imagine working with another agent. She was beyond helpful and went above & beyond for us, we are so grateful she was our agent. Thank you, thank you to Julie Colmar, our realtor and extraordinary friend, who held our open house on a Sunday and had 3 offers for us the next day, I truly can’t thank her enough.
Stacie & Brian
Ms. Colmar was very helpful. She is exceptionally friendly and easy to work with. Julie is very knowledgeable about the process and she found us homes to view with our desired qualities. Julie is exceptional with communication and made the whole process of finding and buying a new home very smooth. We would definitely work with her again.
Shannyn & Aaron
Julie was great, provided me with a tour of properties in the right area, with the price range in mind. She was punctual, knowledgeable, attentive, accommodating and very patient. She also followed up with any additional questions that I had about the properties. We loved Julie from the very first time we met with her and just knew it was an instant match!
Stephanie & Jon
Working with Julie Colmar to find our new home was a great experience. I knew I liked her from day one. She was quick to respond no matter what time or in what way we contacted her. She made herself available around our schedules and met us whenever and wherever we chose. When we had an accepted offer on the home we chose, she was so excited for us. She was truly an ally throughout the process. I will be handing her card out to my friends who are looking to move.
Justin & Andrea
Julie helped us target the right home for us, worked with our timeline, and was tremendously helpful in getting us to an accepted offer. Great to work with all around 🙂
Deb & Scott
It was apparent from the beginning that Julie was looking out for our best interests. Julie made excellent suggestions as to how to make our home more appealing to potential buyers, so appealing that we received two offers within the first few days of being on the market. We have little to no experience when it comes to buying and selling a home. Julie went above and beyond when it comes to educating us and informing us as to what to expect at each step in the process.
I had a fantastic experience working with Kate and the Alvarado Group. Kate is extremely knowledgeable about the market and all of the details of the home buying and negotiation process. She is just great to have on your side. She is prompt, very professional, and a pleasure to work with! As a buyer, my path for finding a new home was long, and Kate stuck with me through the entire process. She always put my best interest first, and I ended up very happy with my new home! Thank you so much Kate and the Alvarado Group!
Kathryn and Dominik
We worked with Carlos on the purchase of our home and he is an incredibly kind and knowledgeable agent. Since we were relocating from Seattle to Madison, he was very accommodating on all of our needs for questions and concerns on the process. When we got to Madison he was quickly able to show us the houses we wanted to see and narrow down our search. He helped us find and purchase the perfect house for us and we are so grateful for his expertise. He is incredibly patient and compassionate, just what we needed for this process. We highly recommend Carlos.
K and C
Susan did an outstanding job in selling our house. She had great ideas for the presentation and resources for any work that needed to be performed. She was always eager to show and market our home, and when we moved out of town prior to selling, she checked on our house regularly. She took a personal interest in our house and went above and beyond her duties, and we are very thankful that we had the opportunity to work with her!
We worked with Susan Stoehr in selling our house, in which we had lived for almost 30 years, and purchasing and downsizing to a condominium. There were challenges along the way. The house was not in good shape and we had been recently confronted major health issues. She was helpful and went out of her way to do whatever was needed, helped us find people to make the repairs and upgrades that we decided to do, and just smoothed out the road in general. She did a great job of marketing our house, and listened to us when we told her what we thought it should be listed for. She was always on time and promptly returned messages and emails. She made a very stressful time much easier for us.
Larry & Christie Homstad
We gave Kate a tough one, and she stuck with it and brought us a good buyer. She is very professional and forthcoming with information. We felt confident that she represented our best interests and we were always updated on any developments. All-in-all a very good experience.
Willis and Heijia
It was a great pleasure working with Susan Stoehr and The Alvarado Group as we sought to purchase a new home in Madison. Susan was very pleasant, helpful and thorough. After we discussed our housing desires, locations, and amenities, she prepared a short list of possibilities, explained the pluses and minuses and took us on a housing tour. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and with clarity. Since we are new to Madison, she pointed out the highlights of the various neighborhoods. She was very helpful as she assisted us in finding a delightful residence in an ideal neighborhood. Susan performed the paperwork portion of the transaction thoroughly and paid close attention to detail. From the first time we met Susan until the final contract was consummated perhaps a week to 10 days passed. Everything went smoothly. We were not present at the closing, but she represented us and it went quickly and without any hitches.
Happy Clients 2016
We worked with Kate on both the buying and selling side. She always strove to make the process as smooth as possible for us. We especially appreciated how available, prompt and responsive she was when we had questions or needed to discuss anything. Her calm and positive attitude put us at ease and made what is normally a very stressful experience more fun and enjoyable. We have already recommended Kate and The Alvarado Group to friends and will continue to do so!
It was a pleasure to work with Kate and Madeline! They were both prompt, professional, and patient with my many questions. With their help I was able to accept an offer on my house within 3 days and, complete both the sale of my home and purchase of a new home in less than 45 days. I would definitely recommend Alvarado Group to my friends and family.
Rebecca and Brad
We had an incredibly positive experience with you and with the Alvarado group, me from a distance and Brad in person. You made this huge transition we are making that much easier.
Robin & Carl
Kate was great to work with. She was organized and communicated well throughout the process. We highly recommend her!
Travis and Colleen
Our experience with Brett and the Alvarado group was wonderful. He really listened to what we wanted and made sure that we understood each step of the process. From touring potential houses to placing an offer on our home, Brett made sure we were comfortable and gave us advice using his contracting and construction expertise. He was very easy to get a hold of and made us feel like we were his only clients. We would recommend Brett and the Alvarado Group to anyone who is looking to buy or sell!
Working with Kate was awesome! The thought of selling my house was so daunting to me, and she made it simple. Everything turned out better than expected. I sold it for more than I thought I would, I sold it faster than I thought I would, and it was all so efficient and organized. I loved working with Kate!
Linda Mundt, Linda Mundt Design
Kate was prompt and never lost her sense of humor, even when I lost mine. She seems quite comfortable with stressful situations (as buying and selling a home can be), and is eager to be of service. I’d work with her again in a moment.
It was a pleasure to work with Kate. Her charismatic attitude and attention to detail made the process feel easy. I was delighted to find the perfect buyer for a place I called home for fourteen years. I would enthusiastically recommend Kate Weis and The Alvarado Group.
Brad & Lydia
Carlos and the Alvarado Group were fantastic at guiding us through the home buying process. They made themselves available to answer questions and shared their knowledge with us. Carlos made us feel comfortable with our decision to purchase our home. He made sure we knew what we were getting and it never felt like it was just a sale for him. Carlos and the Alvarado Group were very personable and made us feel as though we were their only client. We could not have bought our first home without Carlos and his team!
Thank you for providing such a great experience for us!
Danielle K and Bobb S
Brett was great to work with. Through our 6-month search, Brett was an invaluable resource and was there with us every step of the way. He truly understood our needs and provided sage advice when we brainstormed ideas around the potential of a home and what could/could not be changed. He “gets” houses and home construction. He is genuine, a great listener, easy to reach, responsive and understands the Madison Real Estate market. We would recommend Brett highly to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home in the Greater Madison Market.
Mike Zilli, Fairway Mortgage
I meet with dozens of people a week and have a lot of great conversations but rarely do I walk away truly inspired. Kate inspires me. In the little time I spent with her I felt like she is such a shining example of what it is to get involved and give of oneself for the betterment of others.
Ali and Matt
We were so lucky to work with Kate Weis to purchase our first home. We appreciated Kate’s positive energy and professionalism as she guided us through the home-buying process. She listened intently, answered our questions honestly, and continuously gave thoughtful advice at just the right moments. We would recommend Kate Weis and The Alvarado Group to anyone and everyone!
Our family LOVED working with Kate and Sara with the Alvarado Group. As exhausting and frustrating buying and selling a home can be, everyone at the Alvarado Group actually made the process enjoyable and rewarding! We truly felt supported from listing to closing and highly recommend the Alvarado Group to anyone looking for an invested and caring real estate partner!
Jim and Linda
The Alvarado Group/Kate was recommended to us by our friend who had recently looked at Madison property. We found working with Kate was a great experience, very professional, on time and always available by phone. Kate kept all this right on track and a difficult property closed without any delay. We appreciate all the help!
Nathan and Junice
Our experience with Kate and the Alvarado Group was very satisfying. We were first time home buyers and had a lot of questions, which Kate always found the answer for us and explained everything so that we clearly understood. The process of house searching ended up being fun, Kate was so helpful in assisting us figuring out what our priorities were, and we really respect Alvarado’s mission and values. Thank you for everything, we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to work with you.
Katie and Matt
Working with Kate to buy our house was a great decision. After being out of the state for a few years it was extremely helpful to have someone to give us more information about the neighborhoods we were looking at and the market in this area. Kate really listened to what we were looking for in a house and pushed us to look at houses we originally had dismissed. We couldn’t be happier that we listened to her! We never would have looked at the house we ended up buying without Kate. Working with her and the Alvarado Group made the entire purchasing process a breeze. We will absolutely recommend Kate and the Alvarado Group to anyone we know looking to buy a house.
The Alvarado Group was recommended to me by some friends when my contract was up with another Realtor. I had already moved out of town and was anxious about carrying my condo through the winter months. Kate was wonderful to work with! She was reasonable and realistic with the price, creative with ways to drum up interest, and I got an offer in the dead of winter not long after I listed! I would recommend The Alvarado Group and Kate to anyone – they know their stuff and are great to work with.
Dana and Adam
Brett was a pleasure to work with. He was very helpful and was always quick to return our calls or emails. Brett helped us sell our home and made the process as smooth as it could be. He was more than willing to show us many homes as we began the journey of finding a new place to live. We are so happy that we had Brett on our side throughout this whole process, as he has made it much easier and stress-free. We would highly recommend Brett and The Alvarado Group, as they were wonderful to work with!
Kelly and Dane
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 thank April and The Alvarado Group enough for helping us find our new condo.
I feel very fortunate to have worked with April Johnson as my buyer’s agent. As a first time home buyer I had a lot of questions and was a bit overwhelmed by the process of buying a home. April was great at explaining things step by step. She also provided excellent counsel in helping me prioritize and decide what aspects of a home were the most important to me. She was readily available and willing to contact other professionals and do research on my behalf. April is very knowledgeable and worked hard to make my home buying process smooth and enjoyable. I highly recommend April Johnson and the Alvarado Group to anyone looking to buy a home in the Madison area!
April was very helpful to me as a first time home buyer. She has a wonderful mixture of honesty, integrity and professional skill. I received plenty of individualized attention I am not sure I would have gotten from an agent from a larger firm. It took some time given Madison’s tight market but she kept at it. I highly recommend her.
Abby and Mike
We could not be more pleased with April Johnson. As first time home buyers we had lots of questions and concerns. April was knowledgeable patient informative and helpful with her answers. More importantly she listened to our requests but made appropriate suggestions when her knowledge of the industry offered insight we did not have. But most importantly, April was enjoyable friendly and fun to work with. We will no doubt use her again in the future and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Laura & Brian
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 Group to any of our friends!
Kate & Doug
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 for contractors to do repair work. Her combination of professionalism and friendly demeanor were exactly what we needed in searching for our new home. We love our new house and could not be happier with our agent.
Erica and Kevin
Our search for our first home came at a busy and stressful time in our lives (Beginning a residency and expecting twins!) Â and we were anxious about this unfamiliar process. Â We were feeling overwhelmed and hopeless until we contacted Alvarado and met April Johnson. Â Not only did April help us find the perfect home, but she kept things moving along quickly to fit our tight timeline. Â Even when we felt like the right house just didn’t exist in our budget, April was persistent! Â She was incredibly insightful and professional, guiding us through every step of the home buying experience. Â April has still been helpful after our closing date by helping us find reputable tradespeople for home improvements. Â I would highly recommend Alvarado and especially April Johnson for anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Madison area.
Russ, Kelly, and Lydia
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 continuous effort to find the right house for us. We are thrilled to get started on our new house projects in a place we can finally call home. We will always be grateful to April and The Alvarado Group for all of their help!
Andy and Sam
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!
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.
Drew & Kira
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.
Matt & Rachel Pavlue
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 couldn’t be more happy with our beautiful first home!
Eric and Allison
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 anyone looking to buy a home in the Madison area.
Martha and Korey
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 thrilled with our new home and would highly recommend the Alvarado Group!
Ellen and Mel
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 questions we might have; that’s not something a lot of realtors will do these days, so if you want great customer service, contact April.
Brian and Laura
April Johnson was everything we were hoping for in a realtor. Her personal knowledge and experience in home remodeling and landscaping provided a valuable perspective while searching for homes as well as after we had an accepted offer and were dreaming for the future. We now are proud owners of our first home and would recommend April and Alvarado Group to anyone looking to buy a home in the Madison area!
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.
Mike and Jessica
From the moment we met April Johnson, Jessica and I were impressed with her calm, easygoing manner and strong commitment to our needs. As first-time homebuyers, we benefited from April’s patience, expertise and support as our abstract ideas of what we wanted in a home evolved into a reality. April was responsive to our particular wants (including those for our beloved Golden Retriever) and walked us through the process in a manner that gave us comfort and confidence to make such a momentous decision. Throughout the process, April was genuinely concerned about us as people instead of mere clients. After this process, we not only consider April an excellent realtor, but also a friend.
Christina, Michael and Anna
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 us that we were going to find “our” house. And finally, we did!
Alex & Jamie
As first time home buyers and environmentally conscious we were extremely impressed and appreciative of the knowledge and support we received from Sara Alvarado. The entire experience felt extremely smooth and easy. We highly recommend the Alvarado Group.
Angelica & Familia
A nombre de mi esposa y familia queremos agradecer a The Alvarado Real Estate Group y en especial a Carlos Alvarado por el trabajo profesional y atencion que nos brindo en la busqueda de la casa de nuestro gusto, asi como su asesoria y apoyo personal que hizo que se convirtiera en una gran experiencia. Muchas gracias!
Juan & Adriana
Queremos agradecer a Carlos de El grupo Alvarado de Bienes Raices por su ayuda tan valuable en la compra de nuestra casa, su servicio y atencion fue profesional, es por eso que con mucho gusto les recomendamos la representacion del grupo Alvarado a la hora de que decidan comprar su propia vivienda.
Mandi & Elliott
Sara Alvarado made us feel like we were her only clients. Buying our first house was a scary task, especially when the majority of people in the real estate field seemed focused on one thing – the sale. We’re relationship people and like to work with others who are focused on the relationship first. Sara is that person in the Madison area – every time we spoke or met with her, our needs were her one and only focus. Anyone can learn how to buy or sell a house, but few do it with such patience and grace.
We’ll never work with any other Realtor and would recommend Sara to anyone. Thank you Sara and the Alvarado team for helping us into our first home!
Estamos muy agradecidos con el Grupo Alvarado de Bienes Raices y por hacer de nuestro proceso de compra de casa mas sencillo y facil. Ahora estamos disfrutando de nuestro hogar. Al senor Carlos Alvarado muchas gracias por su ayuda, representacion profesional y lo mas importante su honestidad.
Jill, Brandon, Emily & Elliot Cornejo
My husband and I could not be happier with our experience working with Sara and Carlos Alvarado. We had to buy our house in Madison long distance while living in Denver. Since we could not spend a lot of time looking for a new home, we were worried about finding a location and house that would fit our needs and allow our daughter to transfer to Nuestro Mundo Elementary School. Sara took the time to understand our lifestyle and needs as a family. To our pleasant surprise, the experience was stress free. Since Sara took the time and energy to understand us as buyers, we are thrilled with our house and neighborhood. We highly recommend Sara and Carlos Alvarado to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house!
Melissa, John & Vivi
Living green is an important part of how we live. When it came time to sell our house, we were looking for an agent who felt the same way. Sara came highly recommended by several people as a great agent, an advocate for environmental real estate, and has also done great work in our community to advance the opportunities for living green. Sara was excited about working with us and helping us sell our green home. She was flexible, straight forward and honest. She answered all of our questions, and there were a lot, but she hung in there with us and got us though the process. Sara is amazing and was wonderful to work with.
Dr. Jimmy Frydman
Sara and The Alvarado Group did an excellent job navigating through the current economic downturn. Sara maintained excellent communication lines and did all the extras to facilitate selling our home. I would highly recommend The Alvarado Group for anyone buying or selling a home.
As a first time home buyer, I had no previous experience working with a real estate company. Sara and her entire staff were extremely professional and patient. She explained in detail each step of the buying process, from the first showing to the final signature at closing. Sara and her staff were able to complete every request I had before purchasing the property, and were there for every problem we ran into. I will recommend the Alvarado Group to all my family and friends. I can’t remember the last time someone worked so hard to make sure everything I wanted was taken care of. Thanks for everything!!!!
Jon & Kara
Julie was great to work with from the very beginning. She really listened to us about what we were looking for in a house, and took that into consideration when deciding which properties to show us. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions. But, Julie and The Alvarado Group made everything so easy! They explained exactly what to expect along each step of the way. Julie was always available to answer our questions, and she spent a lot of time talking through our options with us and helping us make important decisions. At several points in the process, Julie really went out of her way to make sure our home-buying experience was a success. Thank you, Julie!! We are so happy with our new home and are already recommending The Alvarado Group to everyone we know!
Familia Reyes Cabrera
Somos la familia Reyes y le damos gracias a Carlos Alvarado por ayudarnos a comprar nuestra casa. Sin l, nuestro sueo no se podria haber hecho realidad y ahora toda la familia esta muy contenta en nuestra casa. Con esfuerzos y claro con la ayuda de alguien tan dedicado a su trabajo y pensando en ayudar a latinos como nosotros que somos una familia de bien y trabajadores. Gracias Carlos por realizar nuestros sueos.
Si nosotros podemos ustedes tambien pueden!
Brent & Kristin
The team at the Alvarado Group went to great lengths to ensure that our home-buying experience was worry-free and enjoyable. Julie, Carlos, Sara, and Kathryn were extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Someone was always available to answer our questions, show us another listing or give us advice. In such a stressful real estate environment, their down-to-earth, honest, non-intimidating approach was very much appreciated. The Alvarado Group treated us as friends and we are incredibly thankful for their help in finding our new home. Thank you—we love our house!
Bill & Becky
It was such a wonderful experience to work with Sara and the Alvarado Group. She showed us many homes and never made us feel like we were asking for too much. Sara was very patient and was always available any time we had questions. It was such a personal experience dealing with the Alvarado Group. We felt at ease that everything would be taken care of with their knowledge of the real estate business. We really recommend the Alvarado Group to anyone! Thanks Sara and the rest of the Alvarado Group. We love our new house!
Thank you so much for providing us with such outstanding service. You helped us reach an important new stage in our lives. We are now homeowners! You guided us through this difficult process, making it less stressful, more enjoyable, and an exciting new experience. We are happy with our new home and truly appreciate your caring guidance. We are extremely satisfied with the caliber of customer service and professionalism you have provided our family.
Matthew & Tomomi
We could not have been more pleased with our experience of working with Julie Campbell and the Alvarado Group. Both Julie and Alvarado Real Estate made us feel comfortable and not overwhelmed with the process, which as first time home buyers was very important. All of our questions were answered courteously, and with an ear to our concerns. Thank you!
Josh & Kathy
Deseamos compartir la alegria de haber encontrado esta hermosa casa. La ayuda, amistad y paciencia brindada por Carlos fue fundamental para encontrar una casa que ha superado nuestras expectativas. Gracias Carlos y Alvarado Group por el gran trabajo que hicieron.
Geoff & Jenn
Julie Campbell and The Alvarado Group make buying our first home everything it should be: fun, exciting, and stress free!
Manuel, Abby & Isaac Vasquez
Thanks to the Alvarado Group, we enjoyed our home-buying experience. Carlos adjusted to our busy schedules and maintained his positive attitude and great energy throughout, even on those days when we visited 10+ houses. Thanks to his good advice, dedication and patience, Abby and I found the perfect home to welcome little Isaac to. We’re extremely happy with our new place and we’re glad we contacted the Alvarado Group to help us find it. !Gracias!
The Alvarado Group was tremendously helpful during the whole process of both selling my last house and buying my new home. Julie is always informed, upbeat and positive. Sara is very knowledgeable, accurate and professional. And Kathryn keeps all the details in order and the process moving along smoothly with timely reminders along the way. Fantastic team to work with, I know who I’m calling if there is a next house to buy!
Thanks to all at the Alvarado Group I was able to find the perfect place for me. From the time we started looking it took us less than two months before I closed on the property. Carlos didn’t waste my time showing me places that were outside my price range or outside the location where I was looking. He would also pick me up at work and off we’d go house hunting. Carlos was always cheerful and upbeat and made the process very pleasant. Even after the closing Carlos helped out with a problem I had and made it go away. I couldn’t be happier with my new home or The Alvarado Group.
Through every step in the selling process, and especially when it came to negotiations on an offer, the Alvarado Group made a stressful time much less so. Sara and the team were extremely easy to work with, knowledgeable and always upbeat. My condo sold for a fair price within the timeframe Sara had initially estimated as well — in a tough economy. To anyone thinking of selling, I would highly recommend choosing the team at The Alvarado Group.
Pa & David
We were very fortunate to have worked with Carlos Alvarado. Carlos was always available to show us homes that we were interested in. He answered our question honestly and when he didn’t have the answers, he researched them for us. After multiple offers had failed, we started feeling that we would never purchase a home. But Carlos never gave up on us and every week he sent new listings. Just when we were about to give up on becoming first time home buyers, Carlos encouraged us to put in one last offer. We were skeptical because the seller preferred a cash offer, but went ahead anyways. Surprisingly, our offer was accepted and we closed two weeks later. The Alvarado Group was organized and completed necessary documents to ensure a smooth closing. We had never been so stress free through what was supposed to be a tough process. It was an amazing experience how everyone worked together to make our new home possible. Thank you The Alvarado Group.
Chris & Maggie
We could not be more satisfied with the experience we had working with Julie and The Alvarado Group. As first time homebuyers, we were excited to find our first home, but also a little overwhelmed by the process of it. Julie made us feel comfortable by explaining things every step of the way and helping to make the process fun and exciting. Kathryn was very helpful as we were approaching our closing date, keeping the lines of communication open between us, The Alvarado Group, and our lender. We could not be happier with our first home and highly recommend The Alvarado Group. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for a great experience – it was so wonderful to work with you!
I would recommend Troy to anyone looking for a home or selling one. He listened to what I wanted and how much I wanted to spend. He showed me 2 condos and I bought one. He’s very friendly and still keeps in touch.
Brian & Jodie Thill
Simply put, working with Brett and the Alvarado Group was a pleasure. A very good listener, patient, exceptionally responsive and knowledgeable, we felt privileged to work with Brett. Buying and selling a home is a stressful and time consuming process. Brett helped us to navigate the process with a calm presence, a listening ear and the knowledge and experience to know that we could make it through when the going seemed especially tough. When there were questions, he turned to his professional resources to find answers and bring in the experts we needed. Brett has earned our trust and we would highly recommend him for any future residential real estate transactions. He and the team at the Alvarado Group are the best in Madison and we cannot imagine working with anyone else. Thanks for your patience.
I had a great experience with Brett and the Alvarado Group in buying a home. Brett’s knowledge of the market helped me hone in on certain neighborhoods that met my criteria. He was patient with me while I asked questions. His prompt follow-up helped keep the process moving. And his background in home renovations enabled him to point out certain things in a home that I wouldn’t have noticed. In short, really great to work with. I got the home that I wanted, and the entire process was stress-free!
Tim and Ann
I don’t know that there could have been a better fit for us than Alvarado’s Brett Larson. Brett was a perfect mix of calm and responsive. Whenever there was a listing of interest, Brett was there to walk us through the property and would then take the time to discuss the pluses and minuses, pros and cons. His knowledge of the city and of construction were invaluable during the hunt for our first home. Eventually, a listing popped up where everything came together; it was a house with character where location, price and size were just right. Brett’s background and experience gave us confidence during the entire process and today we find ourselves happy and in that home.
Julie is a amazing person and a great Realtor. She helped us with buying and selling and made the process fantastic. She worked really hard to get us everything that we wanted. It was a great experience!
Julie is much more than a real-estate broker—she’s a new buyer’s best friend and a trusted advocate. As a young, single, first-time buyer, I was wholly intimidated by the home-buying process and the hyper-competitive Madison market. But within two weeks of working with Julie, I had a good feel for the market and felt informed and empowered to make a smart real-estate decision in a snap. Despite the fast pace of the market, Julie patiently answered all of my (many) questions and prepared me for every step of the journey. I was expecting to be looking for a home for months and months. Instead, I received an accepted offer within 30 days and closed on a house within 60 days of entering the market—never once feeling an ounce of buyer’s remorse. Julie made the home-buying process so much easier, faster, and more fun than I could have ever expected going into it. Julie possesses all of the traits that every real-estate professional should have (but many don’t): fast, organized, flexible, accessible, informed, prudent, realistic. But just as importantly, she’s a kind, funny, and patient person, and I came to value those traits all the same. I enthusiastically recommend working with Julie.
McKall and Axel Woodman
Julie Colmar Davis is a an absolute dream to work with. We had come out of a terrible situation with a different realtor prior to calling her. She didn’t hesitate to help us in any way that she could. She went above and beyond for my husband and I. We are first time home buyers and in the price range we were looking for was so difficult to find anything. After 2 years of on and off looking, 3 not so great realtors later, the first house we looked at with Julie, we put in a offer with a cover letter (her fantastic idea) and with in 12 hours we had the house of our dreams! Because of her we won the accepted offer on this house.
It’s can be a very overwhelming process especially never having bought a house before. We knew nothing, but Julie seriously saved us and guided us through the entire process. Asking tough and great questions at the inspection and giving her absolute honest opinion. I would definitely say she is an expert at this! We are so incredibly happy and would recommend my grandma, my parents, everyone I know to go with her. We will absolutely buy through her again. We completely trust her and we are so thankful for all of her hard work! Thank you so much again Julie!
Jim and Chris Nichols
Troy was very easy to work with – low pressure and patient. Since we were living out of town during our search, he would check out new listings and send us videos of homes that he thought we would be interested in. He was also a great help to us in learning the different areas around Eugene
Gerry and Alesha Mennaghan
Between May and July of 2016, Troy facilitated from start to completion a simultaneous sell-to-buy transaction for me and my family. I found him to be a strong advocate for his clients, knowledgeable of real estate processes, procedures and paperwork, full of positivity, optimism, humor, and personality, and an effective communicator. His ability to communicate promptly and effectively using multiple mediums (text, phone, e-mail, in-person) and smoothly facilitate the accurate completion of piles of real estate paperwork was critical for the speed and success of both transactions. His connections among and knowledge of other local agents, contractors, inspectors, and appraisers were also very helpful throughout the process. However, what stood out to me were things like his willingness to keep the transactions on track by coming over before or after my workday or on weekends to review offers, sign paperwork, explain processes, make plans, or simply to calm my anxious nerves. He also went above and beyond on numerous occasions by helping clean and make minor repairs on the house we sold prior to closing, and physically move our belongings to our new house. That’s the kind of person and professional Troy is. I would absolutely hire him again and recommend him highly.
Troy helped me find and buy my house in Eugene in 2016 and made the process amazingly painless even though I was shopping from out of state. He searched and visited houses for me, sent photos, and we found the perfect place. He also had great recommendations for every other professional I’d need and connected me with a mortgage broker who was able to handle the complicated out of state juggling needed. All with his trademark low stress demeanor. Can’t recommend Troy highly enough!