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Madison, WI 53711

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How home buying has changed during Covid

How home buying has changed during Covid

white house single story exterior

What a crazy 2020 that was. I’m sure you’re sick of hearing that, but it truly was. Everyone experienced different struggles, and hopefully, we’re in the home stretch. As a real estate company, we saw a change in our industry, too. Thankfully, we still had a busy year with 70 closings and many happy new homeowners. However, the home buying and selling process looks a lot different now than it did before Covid-19.

When everything first shut down, it was no surprise that some people withdrew from the market. Many potential homebuyers were nervous to go into strangers’ homes and many Sellers were also nervous having strangers tour inside their home.

The spring market was largely impacted by Covid-19. Home sales in April and May dropped…

Appraisals – Real life in Madison WI Real Estate

We had a listing with an accepted offer of $157,000. One week prior to closing we had to amend the price to $155,000 because that is what the appraisal came in at. Result: a successful closing. Sellers were prepared for potential issues with appraisals and accepted the position they were in to adjust the price. Buyer […]

From For Sale by Owner to Realtor to SOLD!

“As a first-time home seller, The Alvarado Group excelled at reassuring us, keeping us updated of progress, and responding to our concerns in a quick and thorough manner. My only regret is not getting them involved in the process earlier. Our condo sold quickly in a tough market, and Sara Alvarado was never afraid to bring a dose of reality […]

JUST SOLD! 316 Virginia Terrace, Madison WI

The beautiful classic 2 story home at 316 Virginia Terrace in Madison WI was recently sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group to a very happy new family. A couple of the most important selling factors was the proximity to the University of WI – Madison and Madison West High School along with the very special Madison neighborhood (mature trees, close community, great parks)! […]

JUST SOLD! Middleton WI Home, Northlake Neighborhood

This gorgeous Northlake home in Middleton just sold and we are excited to report another successful and smooth transaction. 5502 Grassland Trail, listed in February for $449,900 had a total of 4 showings and sold after 15 days for $425,000.   The Sellers did their part in making sure the home was in perfect showing condition. […]

Preparing To Sell – Staging Your Home

One of the most important parts in selling your house is getting the house ready to host potential buyers day in and day out. In order to get them in the door, you need to have a good marketing plan and also a fair price to entice them.

Once they enter the house, this is where you have to get them hook, line and sinker. When they enter the door, you want them to feel at home…