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Patti Alvarado

7515 W University Ave Suite 201
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 335-4999
(352) 672-5933
(352) 371-1526
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7515 W University Ave Suite 201, Gainesville, FL 32607

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.

What my clients are saying (31)

07/12/2018 - nbarefoot21

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.

06/07/2018 - aekia2002

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.

12/29/2017 - xothatgirlambyxo4

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!

12/28/2017 - Barry Bedinger

Patti was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the sale. She had a strategy in mind for listing and dealing with prospective buyers that was very effective. She was very patient with us (me particularly) and helped us stay calm through the course of listing to the closing. Anytime we had a question or concern, she was right there for us. She was recommended to us by someone who thought highly of her and that was some of the best advice I have ever had. I would use her anytime I planned to buy or sell.

08/03/2017 - edd444

I could uses a number of superlatives to describe my home buying experience with Patti Alvarado and each would lead to more. Suffice to say, Patti was quite helpful guiding me through the selection and buying processes. I was on a short time schedule and Patti was always ahead of the game and extended herself to keep me aware and on track. Patti is very professional and puts forth the extra effort to ensure her client’s needs are met.

I highly recommend Patti Alvarado to anyone looking for an honest and dedicated realtor.

07/04/2017 - george letchford

We have bought and sold many houses. By far, Patti has been the best real estate professional with whom we have ever dealt. She is responsive, knowledgeable, an extremely hard worker, and guides you though the whole process of buying a house with integrity and professionalism and always with a smile. She is fun to work with and makes what could otherwise be a very trying experience a very pleasant one. She goes way out of her way to help, going beyond what one would hope for. She will definitely be our "go to" realtor in her area if we should buy or sell in the future. Attention to detail and follow up with a smile are just two of her many assets.

07/03/2017 - user41401553

We were referred to Patti through our Caldwell banker realtor in Jacksonville. With relocating from Jacksonville to Gainesville our schedule was limited but Patti was always extremely accommodating and was able to find us exactly what we needed. She remained on top of things throughout the entire process and went above and beyond to make sure things went soomthly so we were able to close in 27days. When other realtors told us a simultaneous close was very unlikely especially in two different counties, Patti said she could make it happen, and she did flawlessly. If you are looking for a go getter, personable, knowledgeable and just a wonderful person this is who you want! If your looking for a realtor in Gainesville this is the only one I would recommend!

06/15/2017 - kporche10129

I am a first time home buyer and Patti really led me through the process from start to finish. It was immediately evident that she took special care in identifying exactly what I needed in a home. Having never lived in the area, she painted a great picture of the different neighborhoods - past, present, and future. It was a seller's market at the time, and we had a tough time in the beginning at my price range; however, Patti powered through and found the perfect house. In all honesty, I hadn't set eyes on the place when I put in the offer because I trusted her so much at this point. She was very knowledgeable of the market and was on point with the projected appraisal amount. She portrayed a positive attitude throughout, even when my hope started to diminish.

Throughout the process, she sent several appropriate reminders and often alerted me of what was to come. Additionally, she "has a guy" for almost everything.

11/25/2016 - juniper jane

Patti Alvorado was so incredibly helpful through the process of selling our old home and buying a new one. She was prompt, knowledgable, great at communicating, and honest. She could walk into a house with me and in five minutes let me know if it was not going to meet my needs, and then took me to the next one. My husband and I were incredibly challenging buyers (one of us was overly optimistic about every property, one of us was incredibly pessimistic) but Patti balanced our needs and personalities with ease. She kept us focused, and was absolutely relentless until she got us into our dream house. What made the whole process bearable was that throughout it all, Patti’s genuine personality made us feel like we were house hunting with a friend.

-Professional and knowledgeable. Patti fights for your best interest, and knows how to negotiate the best contract for her clients.
- An intuitive sense of the market that helped us get the best deal possible both as sellers and as buyers
-Amazing staging advice- she helped us stage our home to make it look its best. Our home sold to the first couple who saw it, for over its asking price. Our house was on the market for less than 45 minutes.
-Tenacity. Patti not only worked to negotiate our contracts, but worked to ensure smooth closings when both buying and selling. Selling your home and buying another come with so many hoops to jump through, and Patti set us up for success and put out countless fires along the way.

It is a rare pleasure to work with someone who is both good at their job and honestly loves what they do. Moving is incredibly stressful, and having Patti on your team allows you to navigate the process without worry, allowing you focus on your day to day life. For Patti, her job as a realtor is more than a route to a paycheck. She puts families into homes.

08/05/2016 - chb07c

Patti did an excellent job in helping me find my first home. She made herself available when I had questions and taught me quite a bit about home ownership along the way.

07/11/2016 - apgrose7

Patti was extremely helpful when I was looking for a home for my family. She understood what our wants and needs were when it came to looking for a house and was very responsive to the feedback we gave for whatever options were presented to us.

Once we had chosen the house we wanted, she was very knowledgeable in the negotiation process. She very accurately predicted the appraisal price of the house and showed she did her due diligence in researching the market and advising on an appropriate price for an offer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Patti to anyone as a real estate agent.

06/23/2016 - user42001606

Patti is very helpful and knowledgeable. We have purchased investment properties and our dream home with Patti. I would highly recommend her to help you find your new home.

06/08/2016 - upearly shelly

Patti was super awesome to work with. My husband and I presented Patti with an unusual financial situation, an unusual financial source, pickiness, and a time constraint, but Patti embraced these challenges as she is confident in her work. Several roadblocks came up but it was Patti’s perseverance, determination, and consistent client focus that got us into our home. I would highly recommend Patti for anyone needing real estate assistance. Thank you so much Patti! :)

06/04/2016 - patstrick2004

I have already recommended Patti many times and will continue to do so. Her knowledge of real-estate is outstanding. Patti was always very professional. Her dress, attitude and spirit were of the highest standards. When she said she was going to do something she always did it. I always felt that she had my best interest at heart. Every suggestion she ever made for me always helped with more showings and then the sell of my house. Patti was always so caring and concerned for my circumstances. Right after she listed my house I broke my elbow trying to get my garage neater for showings. That week she brought over homemade soup for me. It was delicious and it showed how much she truly cared. The day of my move I made one last walk through of my house. I had lived there for 18 years with my husband. He died in 2011 and as I made that last walk emotions flooded over me and I broke down. Running out so overwhelmed of how my life had taken such a turn. In my hasty departure I left my wedding rings. When I realized it I called Patti crying and she told me not to worry she would take care of it immediately and she did. I cannot praise her enough. Patti would be an asset as an agent to any real-estate company she represented. I will always recommend her as well as call her my friend.

05/24/2016 - heatherbennett87

Patti was an incredible Realtor. Not only did she handle the sell of our home, but also the purchase and we did back to back closings (which everyone knows can be very stressful). Patti not only managed everything on the back end, but reduced the stress of everything 90%. We absolutely loved dealing with her and made a great friend out of it, because working with her was like working with family.

05/23/2016 - rmotwani78

Patti Alvarado is an awesome realtor! She was very knowledgeable about the Gainesville area. She helped us find a great apartment to rent which is in a great location and convenient to all the amenities. We will be using Patti to purchase a condo very soon.

03/20/2016 - m kashmiry

Patti has been an extraordinary real estate agent that has made my life as a seller very easy. My issue was selling a piece of real estate that was in Gainesville and my residence is in Jacksonville. Patti met us at the property and assisted in establishing a reasonable asking price that would make the property attractive but yet be within the going rate of comparables.

The negotiation was successful because both the seller and the buyer felt they were getting a good deal. Since I never met the buyer I can take no credit negotiating this deal. This credit goes to Patti.

After the buyer had the property inspected, they came up with a list of minor items that they wanted to have repaired. Since they were within the range of what Patti and I agreed would be a reasonable limit, the only thing left was to get the repairs taken care of. Patti volunteered to arrange to have the necessary repairmen give me a price for the work and followed up getting the work completed.

After recommending a closing agent, Patti made sure all the paperwork was sent to my Jacksonville address and we were able to close without making another trip to Gainesville.

If I was in the market for another real estate investment or if I had another one to sell I would chose Patti Alvarado again without any hesitation.

03/14/2016 - deniseliggett64

We could never have been able to work out this deal on this foreclosed home without Patty. She negotiated every part and thought in advance the best way to get us the very best deal. She answered every text and phone call no matter the time of day. She was always professional and very informative. She showed us houses with very short notice and always made herself available. We could never be happier with the service we received from Patty Alverado and would never even consider buying or listing with anyone else.

03/14/2016 - mcleanpamela

I have had the opportunity to purchase and sell a couple homes. Patti is, by far, the best agent I have worked with. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Patti is not afraid to attack a problem or issue, research it, and provide you with a quick and accurate answer/solution. One of the things that impressed me the most was her after-the-purchase customer service. She understands that if you help your client they will return to you and recommend you to others. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Patti Alvarado a 10. (P.McLean)

03/12/2016 - kthilmony

A friend of mine recommended Patti when I was in need of a realtor. Patti was always super helpful, kind, and easy to work with. I felt I was in very good hands as she helped me navigate the process of purchasing a house. I highly recommend her.

02/22/2016 - karenmoore25

Patti is an excellent realtor who listens to what the buyer/seller wants/needs. Patti was recommended to me by my boss and I highly recommend her. She is patient, thorough, knowledgeable, caring, honest, calming, responsive, upbeat and positive. I not only found my house through her but I listed the house with her when a family emergency came up and I had to sell. Patti went above and beyond taking care of things I was not present to deal with. She minimized a stressful situation so I could move across country and the house sold quicker than others in the neighborhood. Patti even offered to help me find a realtor across country as I am finding the same thing (realtors who don't listen, don't take the time, don't want to work). Patti is a rare gem and I highly recommend Patti to anyone looking to buy/sell in the Gainesville area.

02/02/2016 - feraris

Patti was a great realtor to work with and was very patient and persistent in helping me find the home I wanted. She is very responsive and almost always available to you at a moments notice. She understands contract negotiations very well and presents your options in a great manner. She is a blast to work with, so if you're going to buy a home in the Gainesville area make sure to give Patti a call!

02/01/2016 - zuser20140407182039921

Patti was always available to help us through the process of buying our first home, whether it was during business hours or not. She works very quickly, is very professional, and is an all around nice person.

01/30/2016 - user00477288

I just can't say enough great things about Patti Alvarado. She has proven to be the most efficient, trustworthy, and enjoyable person to work with. I have purchased investment properties and our homestead with her with joy and confidence that I am in good hands. I will be choosing her to sell a home that we are getting for market as well. I have recommended her to 3 friends already, and would recommend her to EVERYONE wanting to buy a home. Patti gives realtors a good name!

01/04/2016 - zuser20140701055831133

Patti was so patient with our special circumstances and worked so hard to get us what we were looking for. She listened to us and understood what we were looking for. We got exactly what we wanted because of her persistence and knowledge of Gainesville and the surrounding area. I highly recommend Patti Alvarado when looking for a house in Gainesville or around Gainesville.

08/16/2015 - zuser20140824081850137

Patti Alvarado is a thoruougly knowldegeable real estate agents and advisor with the highest integrity. She works long and hard and fast with strong positive attitude to deliver great value to the location, negotiation, purchase, refurbishment, and sale/rental of real estate. She knows all the laws and rules of the real estate industry and also the local formal/informal laws and customs of the areas wherein real estate is located. She is in short, a SuperStar agent and businesswoman, and I give my unqualified recommendation for her. Honorable Tidal W. (Ty) McCoy, former SecyAF

08/11/2015 - englije6

Patti helped us get a great house! She really knows what she is doing; her experience and understanding of real estate is impressive. Although I have lived in this town for a long time, she knew awesome neighborhoods I've never seen before. She helped with every step of the process and skillfully navigated the hoops we had to jump through. I already have referred friends to her.

08/05/2015 - paulkessling

We could not have been any luckier to have had Patti as our Realtor. Patti was always available and her knowledge of area and being able to get us in touch with repair personnel for repairs to the home we purchased were greatly appreciated. I have used several realtors over the years and have never had anyone like Patti who went above and beyond what I have experienced with realtors in the past. I highly recommend Patti and appreciated all the hard work she put in to get my son into his first house. Patti will be the only realtor we use in the future.

07/19/2015 - schmidt533

Patti was very meticulous and thorough throughout my first home buying experience. She made sure to explain every thing in detail so that I understood each step in a very complex process. I highly recommend her based on her knowledge and commitment to the buyer. She made sure I got the best deal possible and even went the extra mile to help with communicating with my bank to help expedite the process. You would be putting yourself a thousand steps ahead if you give her a call.

07/16/2015 - katherynromero22

Most loving caring person you'll ever meet. She worked with us side by side threw the whole thing every step of the way couldn't had asked for a more patience person!We were so blessed to have patti by our side to help us in the purchase of our home. I love you patti!??

07/07/2015 - nferranti9

Patti was amazing. She knew what I was looking for and stayed with in my parameters. She was very knowledgeable about local real estate. She sold me my first house and helped me through the process making it enjoyable and painless. I highly recommend her! !

Active Listings (8)

Property Address Details Price
205 Pacifica Vista Way, St Augustine, FL 32080 - St Augustine, FL real estate listing
205 Pacifica Vista Way
St Augustine, FL 32080
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,337 SqFt$450,000
10184 SW 92 Street, Gainesville, FL 32608 - Gainesville, FL real estate listing
10184 Sw 92 Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,817 SqFt$289,900
25849 NW 206 Place, High Springs, FL 32643 - High Springs, FL real estate listing
25849 Nw 206 Place
High Springs, FL 32643
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,380 SqFt$244,900
13862 NW 222 Lane, Alachua, FL 32615 - Alachua, FL real estate listing
13862 Nw 222 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615
Zoning | 11.08 Acre(s)$171,000
13857 NW 222 Lane, Alachua, FL 32615 - Alachua, FL real estate listing
13857 Nw 222 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615
Zoning | 6.78 Acre(s)$115,260
13723 NW 218 Lane, Alachua, FL 32615 - Alachua, FL real estate listing
13723 Nw 218 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615
Zoning | 6.68 Acre(s)$113,560
22715 NW CR 241, Alachua, FL 32615 - Alachua, FL real estate listing
22715 Nw Cr 241
Alachua, FL 32615
Zoning | 5.22 Acre(s)$78,300
22603 NW CR 241, Alachua, FL 32615 - Alachua, FL real estate listing
22603 Nw Cr 241
Alachua, FL 32615
Zoning | 5.00 Acre(s)$75,000

Recent Listings Sold (7)

Property Address Details
4623 Nw 58 Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
4 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,313 SqFt
9230 Nw 10th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,353 SqFt
25209 N County Road 1491
Alachua, FL 32615
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,481 SqFt
5326 Sw 83 Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,454 SqFt
3731 Sw 99th Avenue
Lake Butler, FL 32054
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,884 SqFt
1901 Nw 57th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32605
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,822 SqFt
914 Nw 24th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
3 Bed(s) | 1 Total Bath(s) | 999 SqFt

Recent Buyer Sales (15)

Property Address Details
13435 Nw 158 Avenue
Alachua, FL 32615
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,296 SqFt
4007 Sw 26th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,000 SqFt
929 Nw 113th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32606
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,626 SqFt
4415 Sw 34 Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
2 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 1,172 SqFt
9430 Sw 35th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32608
4 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 2,224 SqFt
1222 Nw 51st Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32605
5 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,002 SqFt
4732 Nw 31st Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32605
4 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,526 SqFt
25209 N County Road 1491
Alachua, FL 32615
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,481 SqFt
5926 Sw 86th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608
4 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,905 SqFt
3705 Sw 27th Street 1214
Gainesville, FL 32608
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 950 SqFt
10549 Sw 39th Place
Gainesville, FL 32608
4 Bed(s) | 5 Total Bath(s) | 4,105 SqFt
6521 Nw 109th Place
Alachua, FL 32615
0 Building(s) | 4,488 SqFt | 0 Unit(s)
11225 Sw 10th Terrace
Micanopy, FL 32667
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,396 SqFt
4555 W Sr 238
Lake Butler, FL 32054
4 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,568 SqFt
4010 Nw 34th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32605
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 1,977 SqFt

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