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. 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!
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 helped me buy my first home (a very modest condo) in the middle of the pandemic. She was an absolutely amazing guide and ally in the process, which, because of the peculiarities of financing a condo purchase in Florida, was full of twists and turns. What I thought would be a simple, straightforward process ended up being anything but that, so thank goodness Patti was there to help me and offer her expertise at every step. It would be impossible to overstate how smart and savvy she is, and she's tremendous at negotiating, as well. Beyond that, she is a kind, funny, and genuine person. I have already recommended her to friends and coworkers. She is the realtor you've been looking for.
It is a pleasure to write this review. I generally do not write reviews, but Patti is truly excellent. My husband and I spent several months searching for a home during covid. Because my father is a very high risk, we needed special accommodations. We found that most other realtors were unkind, impatient, and largely inconsiderate.
Patti not only far exceeds all other realtors in the Florida area that I have ever worked with (and I have worked with many), but she goes above and beyond. Patti is kind, patient, accommodating, and work's her butt off to make things happen. She is also understanding when things change. I have never seen anyone work like Patti. She is amazing.
Patti has a wonderful sense of humor and goes out of her way to - in all ways. She is fun to work with and SUPER FAST which is great.
I fully recommend Patti as a realtor and as a smart, kind, and wonderful human being (hard to find these days).
I would highly recommend Patti! My husband and I worked with her in buying a condo for our daughter and she was great in finding places that met our needs and were reasonably priced. She was always prompt in responding to our questions and made the process as painless as buying a home can be. We would definitely work with her again.
In September of 2016 we began working with Patti and signed a contract to purchased a lot for building a home. We expected to move in to our new home sometime in 2017. However, the builder ran into some issues with permitting and we did not have a house until October 2019. For approximately three years Patti stayed in touch and supported us through three years of frustrations. She was the voice of calm. There was never a time that I reached out to her and not get a quick response. She had wonderful ideas to share also, as we were building a home that needed to meet Americans With Disabilities (ADA) standards. I could not have faulted her had she decided to drop us after the process took so long. She was a trooper and always professional, yet warm, friendly and engaging. I can't say enough about how easy she was to work with and just how helpful she was to our family. After spending three years together, she became more than our realtor, she became our friend and we remain in touch. I highly recommend her services to anyone that is looking for a kind, knowledgeable, honest and caring realtor.
We've used Patti's assistance to both purchase and sell our property. She listened to our needs, provided an initial list of properties to look at and was opened to additional property interests. Her knowledge of the area and resell value was excellent. She negotiated an excellent purchase price for us. She recommended several contractors that assisted us in remodeling and performing preventive maintenance. Even after closing, she was still available to assists us with our needs.
When it came time to sell, we had a set price in mind. Patti was able to find a buyer that offered us what we wanted. She worked through all the challenges of selling our property during the initial outbreak of Covid-19 and we closed on time.
Patti is highly recommended for her knowledge of the area, she is very responsive, listens to you, has excellent negotiation skills and places her clients first.
Patti was fantastic! We were from out of town, 1000 miles away looking for a home to relocate to. Patti went above and beyond in finding and securing the house we are now living in. Because of us being out of towners Patti did virtual tours with us, and acted as a second and third pair of eyes for us when we could not be there. She also has kept on top of the sellers for us too and made sure they were living up to their end of things during the sale.
Patti is AMAZING! Our house had unique challenges, but Patti tackled them head-on and assured us through the entire process that we'd find a buyer. She kept us informed and guided us through all of the ups and downs, helped us stay positive, was quick to respond to our concerns and questions night and day, and found us the perfect buyer. The closing also presented unique challenges, but Patti again showed her expertise in real estate and contract law, and guided us AND our buyer's realtor through the process. Patti is so knowledgeable and helpful, and really cares about her client's needs and concerns. She also has a great sense of humor, which really helped us stay calm and positive. We can't say enough about her! We highly recommend her and think it'd be a mistake to go with anyone else. Thank you again, Patti!!!!! - Steve & Mia
I called Patti about a condo I saw on Zillow that I was interested in seeing right away. She was very responsive and we were very pleased with the level of service she provided. I have been buying and selling real estate for many decades and this transaction went very smoothly, due in a large part because of Patti's attention to detail.
We worked long-distance with Patti on purchasing our home and from the first phone call I knew we were in good hands. Patty really listened to our needs and was patient with answering questions in a timely manner, often late at night. Her ongoing advice for navigating the entire home purchase process made what could’ve been a stressful event a smooth and enjoyable process. We especially appreciated her willingness to share recommendations for reasonable local vendors for inspection repairs and after the sale as we got settled in our new home. Having worked with a variety of agents in the past I can say from experience Patti is the best!
Patti is with Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors
After our first initial phone conversation Patti went to work and I closed on my new place within 3 weeks! She is awesome to say the least! I feel I have made a cherished new friend.
Patti helped us get the most money for a home we were selling. She is very passionate and was detail oriented from the wonderful pictures to the description of our house on the internet. She was very professional in handling both the sale of our home and helping us to purchase our new home. I could not imagine anyone else handling our big purchases like she did. I can’t say enough about How great of a realtor Patti is!
Patti was great! I did not have a big budget but she treated me like I was spending a million dollars! We looked at so many places, and things were not going my way. She kept me focused and did not let me give up. We finally found the one, and I love it !! Thank you so much !
It doesn’t get any better then Patti! This is our second time using her in the last 3 years. As expected she was nothing less then phenomenal. Both times she orchestrated simultaneous closings one being in a different county. If your looking for someone who will get sh!+ done. Look no further then Patti Alvarado!!!!!
Patti is an amazing agent. I've worked with several agent over the years and Patti is there most helpful and responsive. I highly recommend her. She was very honest, and supportive throughout the entire process. She provided multiple listings to look at and has great knowledge in all aspects of real estate.
Patti has helped us sell two homes for prices we were very happy with, she taught us how to effectively stage each home And told us what measures were unnecessary. She also has helped us asses several more properties we will sell in the future.
As we were looking to relocate to Gainesville FL, we stumbled upon what I consider the best real estate agent, ( a gem) Patti Alvarado. Patti had the ability to be there for us with every question and was able to help us find the best deal to fit our budget and needs. Patti helped us every step of the way and was there everytime we called. Patti advised us on things we needed to ask and was honest, respectful and friendly. She was attentive to our wants but mainly our needs. We would not have been able to purchase our home without her! She helped us get the price we wanted and the location we wanted. Thank you Patti! I would recommend Patti to anyone! And if the day ever comes when we decide to sell, I will be calling Patti!
Very professional, respectful, knowledgable, reliable, resourceful and honest!!!! Patti is simply the best! Patti went out of her way to help me purchase a beautiful home in Gainesville while I was still residing in Miami. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor. She became more than my realtor, she became my friend! Thank you Patti!
I started my experience with Patti as a scared and intimidated first time homebuyer. I began as quite reluctant that the process would be easy! However, from the first conversation, Patti did her very best to reassure me that she would take great care with me and my husband as we maneuvered through the process. She was really amazing in every aspect of the word. Each step brought its own challenges and Patti was able to jump in and put the fire out before it even started. She is extremely detailed and organized and even offers the personal touch you need when nerves take over. Patti listened to exactly what I was looking for in a home and wasted no time showing me properties that were an almost perfect match. Because of this we were able to find the perfect home within a week and our entire home buying process was complete in 45 days! She was always very efficient and willing to answer any questions and calm concerns at any hour of day or night. I have found a realtor that I intend to use for all of my home buying and selling needs in the future. If you are in search of an amazingly talented, hardworking, and caring real estate professional, look no further. Patti is all of the above, and then some.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!??
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! !
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Coldwell Banker MM Parrish
7515 W University Ave Suite 201
Gainesville FL 32607