Josie Carreño Alvarez

Josie Carreño Alvarez

Real Estate Advisor | The Abella Group

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★★★★★
"Josie was there for my parents every step of the way as they navigated through the sale of their home of 52 years. She was sensitive to their unique situation and managed to it making the process go as smoothly as possible. Josie expertly handled all aspects of the sale giving them much needed support and frequently communicated so we all always knew what was happening. We are all ever so grateful for her caring nature and willingness to go above and beyond! Thank you, Josie! " - Nancy Anderson

★★★★★
"Josie recently helped us find our new home and was absolutely amazing through-out the process. We were living across the country when we kicked it off, and she helped us get familiar with all the neighborhoods, our options and eventually find the most perfect home for our family. " - Joanna Lord

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"Josie has been a trusted realtor for my family and I for over 15 years. She has expertly assisted us in the sale and purchase of multiple homes in Pinecrest and Miami Beach, as well as managing an investment property for us. We have confidently recommended her to friends and colleagues, knowing they will receive exceptional service. Josie truly goes above and beyond, and her dedication to her clients extends beyond just the sale or purchase. She is a master at coordinating all aspects of a move and making it a seamless experience for her clients. She is always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and offer support every step of the way. We are grateful for her unwavering commitment to her clients and her ability to make every transaction a positive experience. We highly recommend Josie to anyone looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and reliable realtor." - Mike & Bertha L.

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"Josie, you made a very trying time in our lives bearable with your knowledge of the real estate market, and your caring personality. After 52 years in our home, it helped that you understood our emotional connections to the house as well as the community. Your experience gave us confidence when listing our home as well as replying to offers. Also comforting was your attention to us as your clients, informing us every step of the way, we always knew what was happening. We were grateful too, for the businesslike manner you displayed following our cumbersome wishes of including family members in all decisions. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a residence." - Fred & Mary B.

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"Dear Josie, I wanted to write you a few lines to tell you how much we appreciate your help with the selling of our home and the buying of our new town house. Throughout the process you demonstrated incredible professionalism, integrity and warm care for our needs and requirements. Going through selling or buying a house is very stressful, but your help with both selling first and then buying a new home made the process smooth and a pleasant experience. You were always there to answer all our questions, address our concerns and leverage your deep knowledge of the market to provide us with the best advice. I had the pleasure of meeting you many years ago when I first came to this country and you have always been my to-go person for all housing/living needs. My wife and I feel honored to be able to call you a friend, and we know we can always count on your support. Thank you again for always being there for us! Warm regards, " - Helen & Marco.

★★★★★
"Josie went beyond our expectations to help us find the right house for us. She guided us throughout the process. We must have seen at least 40 houses before we found the one that both myself and my husband liked. That was not an easy task. Then as fate would have it our offer was not turned in by the listing agent as she was supposed to, complicating everything. But Josie worked tirelessly to make it happen. And we have to say that in the end, we bought the right house for us. Her professionalism and integrity made it all possible! We recommend her without any reservation." - Margarita M. & Miguel M.

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"Josie represented me and my wife as buyers during 2022. She was recommended by a mutual friend and we couldn't be happier to have Josie on our side throughout the process - she was with us from choosing the right town to move to all the way to closing. We were moving from California to South Florida and Josie was so knowledgeable in explaining the local market dynamics and how Florida real estate contracts work. Her work ethic is unmatched, she was reachable and responsive even at off hours, very transparent and she is just a pleasure to speak to and spend time with. 2022 was a tough year for buyers but Josie was very patient throughout, never pushing us to do anything beyond our comfort zone we successfully closed on a home towards the end of the year! Alina on her team was also fantastic stepping in seamlessly when Josie was out of the office." - John Y

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"When we met Josie back in 2006 we knew that she would become our realtor for life! Josie is extremely professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive and above all she is a great realtor. She takes the time to understand her clients and makes great recommendations to enhance a deal. Josie has helped us with various real estate transactions, and time after time she’s proven to be an expert in her field." - Oyvind Risvaer & Ines Alvarez

★★★★★
"Josie Alvarez is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. She is persistent in her research to find a property, thourough in her care for her client to follow each detailed complication of a purchase, and amazing when it comes to care for a rental once placed in that property. Every angle of purchase and renting was covered with level of excellence I have never experienced before. Oftentimes the tenant switched to Josie from their agent that found the rental for them because they so appreciated Josie’s care! I would return to Josie if purchasing a new property in Florida as her efforts were of the highest quality. " - Mary Lynn Patton

★★★★★
"Josie has been our realtor for over 10 years and we can't recommend her enough (she is the first name we provide whenever friends or family are looking to sell or buy). She helped us with our very first rental in Downtown Miami/Brickell all the way through our current house in Coral Gables, where she secured us a fantastic deal while making it seem easy. She is incredibly intelligent, knowledgeable, responsive, works incredibly well with other realtors yet assertive when necessary, and we trust her to handle everything on our behalf. Josie has also built a deep network over the years of contractors and handymen ready to help with any house issue, big or small. We are very fortunate to have Josie as our realtor. " - Ryan and Hanna T.

★★★★★
"Josie has worked with me many times to both rent and sell my properties in Fort Lauderdale. Josie is very knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy and kind. Best of all, she gets the job done! I would highly recommend her services." - Cathy D. ★★★★★
"Josie recently helped us find our new home and was absolutely amazing through-out the process. We were living across the country when we kicked it off, and she helped us get familiar with all the neighborhoods, our options and eventually find the most perfect home for our family. She was so responsive and well versed in all things Miami real estate. She also went above and beyond to help us get set up once we were here with local schools, childcare, house cleaning, and more. If you're looking for best in class support when searching for your new home - Josie is it, I can't recommend her high enough. We will definitely be using her again in the future! " -

About Josie
Josefina Carreño Alvarez, Josie, became a licensed Realtor® in 1998 and began the learning process with Greater Miami Investments, Inc. in Coral Gables, Florida. After several years she continued as a top producer to Esslinger Wooten Maxwell, Inc. where she was honored for being among the 2% of sales agents nationwide based on sales volume for several years. In 2003 Josie joined Village Realty of South Florida, Inc., a boutique agency opened by her mentor and husband when they left EWM themselves. After 15 years, Josie decided to go full circle to join Iliana and Orlando Abella back at Greater Miami Investments, Inc. to once again be a part of their group as they embarked in their new adventures at Compass in 2018.

Having lived abroad in Mexico City from 1991 through 1996 due to her husband’s relocation, Josie naturally fell into the relocation aspect of real estate upon returning and becoming an agent. She spent many years assisting corporations with their employee’s transfers to the Miami-Dade and Broward County area even opening a Destination Service Company with a partner to assist with all aspects of a move into a new city and/or country such as visiting schools, applying for Social Security, getting a driver’s license. As her residential real estate business grew, she eventually closed Carreno & Caban but continues to enjoy assisting Buyers and Tenants moving into the area with all their needs.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1957, Josie and her family immigrated to Miami in 1961. They relocated a few years later to live in Belle Glade and then Vero Beach, FL. Josie returned to Miami upon graduating from University of Florida in 1978 with a degree in education and taught school in the inner city for many years. She is fluent in Spanish which has been quite handy working with many Latin American customers.

Josie has been married for over 35 years to Pedro (Tony) Alvarez, a corporate attorney, and has 3 grown children and two grandchildren. She was excited to join the Compass team and the new age of real estate with all the technological advances involved. Josie continues to provide her personal, beyond the call of duty, approach to all her transactions and incorporates all the tools and support she constantly receives at Compass to enhance her motto of being “A Fresh Approach to Real Estate”. Being involved in the community and charity causes is a very important aspect of fueling Josie’s energy and daily living both personally and at work. She is on the board of the Young Patronesses of the Opera in Miami which promotes music education in both private and public schools and volunteers on a regular basis with Miggy’s Gift, a melanoma awareness organization, the Humanities Committee at her church and Morningstar Retreat Center. In addition, she supports many other national and local worthy causes.

Relaxing usually involves casual gatherings with family and close friends. Other interests include gardening, traveling, reading, attending concerts and sports events.

Josie Carreño Alvarez’s Listings

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Listed By Compass

$2,495,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
2,524