Alicia Garatoni, founder of The Garatoni Group, was one of the first agents to earn the Old Home Certified designation in 2014.
Developed by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, designees complete a 2-day course taught by local historical and architectural experts. To maintain this designation, Old Home Certified experts are required to complete 6 hours of training every 2 years.
As an Old Home Certified agent, Alicia understands the history of neighborhood development and architectural styles in the Twin Cities. She also receives ongoing training about the unique characteristics and maintenance needs of old homes. Alicia’s knowledge and experience with old homes helps:
1. Buyers move beyond old home myths to understand the benefits of living in an old home.
2. Sellers strategically market the best features and benefits of their old home.
3. Old home owners find trusted resources and professionals for old home maintenance and sustainability.