Being born and raised in Mexico City and spending more than 30 years in San Diego, California, most of them as a Certified Medical Interpreter made me both, fully bilingual in Spanish/English and bi-cultural. Through these experiences I had the opportunity to interact with a large variety of people interpreting and translating but also advocating for them with their medical insurance carriers, doctors, and staff. I have come to understand that carefully listening and understanding clients’ needs is an art that I have carried over into my Real Estate practice.

A few years ago I moved to Madison after a short visit where I fell in love with not only this beautiful city and its kind, warm people. I have since made Madison my home. After buying and selling my own houses, I realized how much I enjoyed the process and I decided to become a Realtor. Stark was the right match for me, since their focus and mine is to help people making the selling/buying process smooth.

The transition from interpreter to realtor has been easy because it has always been my goal to help those I work with. It is important for me to make my clients as comfortable and relaxed as possible and I’m good at it. I am humbly confident that you will be totally satisfied with my service and that working as a team we will find the house of your dreams.


During her working life, Alina has been a flight attendant, “head hunter”, owner of a job-placement agency, and owned her interpreters and translators agency. She is an animal rights advocate. She has passion for dancing. She loves snow shoeing, movies, gourmet restaurants, coffee with friends, and is an avid reader and writer in her spare time.

" I have had the pleasure of knowing Alina Castañeda for one year since she started attending our church. Soon we became close friends, and in this short period of time, she has already become a positive and dependable leader of our church. She is also a very kind, honest and sincere person. I really consider Alina a trusted and dear friend. "

Maria T. Benson

" Alina Castañeda is a bright, energetic agent who is willing to go the extra mile to help her clients. She's a hard-working business person who will help you find exactly what you are seeking in real property. "

Carolisa Morgan

" We have known Alina Castaneda for many years. She is an exceptional friend and very successful business woman. Alina has worked with us for several months searching for an investment property in the beautiful Madison Wisconsin area. One of her strongest characteristics as a realtor is her love of the ambiance of Wisconsin which drives her to be persistent in searching for what her clients are looking for in that region. One could not hope to find a more honest professional who possesses important characteristics of a realtor, namely,  a desire to help people, enthusiasm for real estate, energy and drive, a winning personality, and strong business acumen.   "

John and Patricia King