I come from a family of realtors, my father and his wife having been in the business for more than 50 years. After graduating from Tulane University with a degree in Psychology, I moved to California and began my work in real estate. Once my husband and kids came along, I shifted focus and began working in childcare so I could be with my children more of the time. I continued working with children, first in a daycare setting and later in child social services, for the next 15 years. My family relocated to Gainesville in 1993, where I began my career in sales. After receiving my Florida Real Estate license, I have not looked back!
The market has been recovering and 2015 has been my clients’ best year yet. So far this year I have helped 47 families achieve their real estate goals and have handled over $6 million in business. Several more family “dreams” are lined up and ready to close!
My greatest joy is finding that perfect match between a family and a home. My clients will tell you I will work tirelessly to make that happen for you. In addition to the regular work-week, my clients can always reach me on evenings and weekends. I realize that buying a home can be stressful, and I work to make the process as smooth as possible. It’s my goal to make purchasing a home a fun and happy time for you, while ensuring all details are handled properly and efficiently.
Patti was an amazing realtor to work with. She was amazingly helpful and informative especially considering we were first time home buyers. We had very little knowledge regarding buying a home, but Patti was able to provide assistance and valuable information every step of the way. She is incredibly responsive. Anytime we had a question or sent her a message, we had a reply almost immediately. Patti makes the process as fun and hassle free as possible. I don't know how we would have managed this process without her, and I know for certain that we will be reaching out to her when we are ready to buy/sell again.
Patti Alvarado is exemplary in her skills in listening and negotiations with seller and others involved in buying a home. She remained flexible with her time even though our time was limited. She answered all our concerns throughout the process anytime of day. She exhibited incredible knowledge in the process of buying our home and was willing to learn with us as she guided us through each step keeping us on schedule. She was our voice of calm, confidence and asuredness when the process got difficult due to other's apathy and irresponsible mistakes. She gave excellent advice and references to the other needed services for buying a home. The quality of her service is bar none the best in the industry. We felt privileged to have been represented by her.
I bought my very first home with Patti's help. The Realtor the Buyer's used was NOT the ideal person to work with, and she was very shady... thankfully I had Patti to walk me through every step of the way! I appreciate her greatly and she's wonderful to work with - I highly recommend her! She's very knowledgeable about real estate, whereas I was very new to every aspect of the process. Thanks so much, Patti!