April Brandes
M: 949.562.8899 mobile
O: 949.837.5700 office
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April Brandes

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April Olewiler Brandes has lived in Southern California her entire life. She received her bachelors degree cum laude from Pepperdine University, Malibu.  Immediately after college, she accepted an executive position with the So. California Professional Golfers Association. She and her husband Mark Brandes then married and founded Brandes Portraiture, Costa Mesa and Westlake Village, a luxury portrait studio, which became a leader in the international photographic industry.

April oversaw the company’s strategic planning, branding and marketing in both Orange and Ventura counties.  Her three decades of experience in marketing high end portraits has been an invaluable foundation for providing strategic and practical insight to her clients.  A long-term investor in real estate, April learned that to make wise investment decisions, you must be ready for the opportunity when it comes.  Her ability to help clients wisely evaluate opportunities empowers her to work in their best interests.

April devotes herself as an agent with Coldwell Banker and is dedicated to helping her clients thrive in the often emotionally challenging experience of buying and selling properties.   April is proud to have the expertise and integrity of her team at Coldwell Banker to assist her in every phase of the complex real estate transaction.

April has long enjoyed the California coastal lifestyle.  She grew up sailing the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and loves bicycling along the meandering coastline. April enjoys spending time with her large family and has been passionately involved in numerous charities.  Her current efforts are to support coffee farmers in Uganda and foster youth locally.

If you’re looking for a great experience buying or selling your most valued possession, you’re looking in the right place.  Call or email April today.  949.562.8899.


"April handled very well the multiple challenges of working with me. I wasn't ready to sell, having planned to possibly list my home ~6 months later than when April called to say there was a possible buyer. Hence, the house and I were nowhere near being ready for a 30-day escrow from a full-price purchaser. (I'd deferred maintenance and repairs to the extent possible on the home since my husband died 2 years earlier.) And I had very little time to focus on all the details needing attention. I have a demanding daytime schedule so April scheduled night time zoom calls. April was able to think on her feet and kept me informed of developments. She brought in a colleague to provide alternative ideas and solutions. They drove me to look at apartments when I was discouraged. This gave me the hope I needed emotionally to proceed - knowing I'd have a nice place to move to. During the busiest weeks, she would email status reports morning and night. Probably most unusual was April's wi"

  -Sunny Boren, Client

"April is superb in every respect! She pays careful attention to every detail, is always on top of everything, and is very easy to get a hold of any time of day or night. She's easy to talk with and has an approachable and pleasant disposition. Her group is a one-stop-shopping operation which included access to escrow services and lender options that provided good mortgage rates (very convenient). She goes out of her way to make sure you are happy with every detail. Pick her! You won't regret it. "

  -. Carey and Arturo Zamora, Client

"April is a joy to work with. Over the last 4 years, she has helped us find several rentals, she has provided valuable advice, and finally helped us find and purchase our first home!"

  -Adam and Karielle, Client

"Success is something that all of us wish to attain. But if it were so easy, everyone who wanted it would have it – It’s exclusive to a handful of people who did extraordinary things in their lives to get them to where they are today. And it wasn’t because they were lucky or because it was just handed to them. Being successful is all about how badly you want it and how much you’re willing to work for it – APRIL BRANDES, you have proven that you have what it takes! I have been so blessed to know you and to have worked with you; I am so looking forward in being in escrow with you again! Your integrity and attention to detail are the traits of extremely successful people and you have perfected those traits!"

  -Tricia Onsgard, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
27742 Vista Del Lago 1 Ste
Mission Viejo, CA