Proud To Call Madison Home
With deep roots in the Madison area, investment in community isn’t something we take lightly. When we’re not working, you’ll find us actively involved as a youth program volunteer, actor & director in local theater, neighborhood association member… you get the picture.
We’re proud to call Madison home — and we’re committed to nurturing healthy communities in everything we do.
Alise grew up around/involved in the construction and home building industry from as early as she can remember. At two months old, she attended her first Parade of Homes. As the daughter of a local Madison Area builder, she started reading blueprints in elementary school. Her first job, at 16 years old, was working in sales for a local lighting company. She continued as a lighting consultant while she attended college at UW-Madison (Art History), helping customers create spaces they were proud of. After college, Alise continued to work in the building and design trades adding experience in flooring design, surfaces, windows, siding and doors. Alise’s love of the home and helping others create homes they love, inspired her to become a real estate agent. Alise uses her past home building and design experience to give buyers/sellers the finest possible representation in our ever-changing market.
A perfect Madison Saturday for Alise starts with a warm, sunny summer day at the Madison Farmer’s Market followed by brunch at Sardine with her husband and close friends. Include a day out on the lake or a bike ride on the Cap City Trail, followed by a picturesque sunset and live music at the Union Terrace, for a full Madison experience.
Her Superpower: Alise is a kid whisperer. Children of all ages naturally love her and find comfort in her presence, automatically wanting to play and have her full attention.
Superpower she wishes she had: Alise wishes she had the ability to speak/understand every language. What a different world we would live in if we could all communicate clearly with one another.
Favorite moment/s in real estate: Alise enjoys the thrill of every victory - no matter how small - throughout the transaction. From the excitement her clients have finding a home they love, to hearing the words “your offer has been accepted”, to negotiating the inspection contingency, and even handing over the keys. She lives for her clients pure happiness.
Favorite Madison neighborhood & why: The Marquette neighborhood. Beautiful Grand Victorian homes run along Lake Monona. Queen Annes and two flats are sandwiched between shops and taverns, along with unique and charming restaurants to make any foodies’ mouth water. Summertime in the Marquette neighborhood holds various festivals nearly every weekend. What’s not to love about this trendy, walkable, and eclectic neighborhood?
Her super power: Alchemy- but so far, only when it comes to life experiences. Jessica has a knack for finding the good in just about any situation.
Superpower she wishes she had: Jessica wishes she could physically show people what she sees in her mind's eye, be it a physical thing or a potential outcome.
Her ideal Madison adventure: Jessica's perfect day would begin by biking to the Dane County Farmers Market with her family to grab a bouquet of freshcut flowers and a warm loaf of Stella's Hot Spicy Cheese Bread to share while sipping a cup of coffee in the outdoor seating at Michaelango's. Next, they would head to Willy Street to check out what's new at Hatch Art House, Pieces Unimagined, Rick's Old Gold & Saint Vinnie's. A low key afternoon of gardening & reading would be followed by another bike ride to the Tempest Oyster Bar for food and drinks.
Favorite real estate moment/s: Jessica loves marketing listings. Every home has it's own story and she digs deep to tell it. Jessica loves hearing how her listing stories speak to her audience.
She's also passionate about simplifying the arduous task of moving. Whether that means lining up contractors, being the client's "boots on the ground" for renovation quotes or keeping young children entertained while parents focus on the details of their real estate transaction, she loves making the process as simple and stream lined for clients as possible.
Favorite neighborhood, and why? Jessica loves a handful of neighborhoods for different reasons. For its winding, tree lined streets and architecture, it's University Heights & Shorewood Hills. For shopping, it's the Marquette neighborhood due to the abundance of second hand, local & upcycled finds. When it comes to communing with nature, it's all about proximity to her favorite nature nooks: Cherokee Park, Kennedy Heights, Borchers Beach, North Lake, Orchid Heights, Middleton Hills, Crestwood and Parkwood.
In November of 2000, Dave closed on his first house, a rough-around-the-edges 1922 colonial with lots of sun, not a lot of storage, and an enormous oak tree in its postage stamp-sized back yard. From the second he stepped in the door, he was hooked on the warm, rooted feeling home ownership gave him. His goal is to help you find that same feeling.
A native Wisconsinite, he has lived in Madison for the better part of three decades. When he’s not pinching himself to make sure his good fortune of joining the Roost team is real, he is a theatre artist, an aspiring home chef, a determined if under-skilled gardener, and—with his wife—happily busy finding room on the walls of their Eastmorland bungalow for the rush of school pictures they expect from their 2 recently minted Madison Metropolitan School District kids. Dave looks forward to helping you find the right place to make your family memories.