April Brandes
M: 949.562.8899 mobile
O: 949.837.5700 office
Certified Negotiation Expert

April Brandes

Real Estate Consultant
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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 is the prototype of a real estate agent. She is efficient, intelligent, persistent, charismatic, ethical, and honest. I think what distinguishes her from my experiences with other agents in the past is her communication ability and professionalism. April’s professionalism is made obvious by the efficient, honest, and ethical way she goes about her work. Her passion for her work is obvious, but we also felt that she had our best interests in mind and not in the rhetorical sense which is the reality in most cases. Working with April is like having a friend that is extremely knowledgeable about her profession, will provide you with the honest feedback you would expect from a real friend, and follows through with what she says she will do. There are not many people I feel confident giving my highest recommendation to, but I have no qualms about giving that endorsement to April."

  -Andy and Xiao Jun Lei, Client

"My family and I were looking to move for quite some time but had very specific criteria. April was more than supportive and always willing to help us look. Her responses were always prompt and she listened to what our needs and wants were and helped trouble shoot and go through the process of elimination. Her customer service and eye to detail is impeccable and I loved that she helped build our home with us as we sifted through properties! she has carried us all the way thru to the end of the process and beyond! I came home to a sweet vase of sun flowers with a little note! How much more kind and thorough can an agent get?!!"

  -Maygin, Client

"I was in a uniquely challenging season when I sold my home this summer. April provided me with unsurpassed support and guidance. I was so grateful that she was able to sell my home in less than a week. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

  -Marcia Ann, Client

"April’s advice, availability, and assistance was priceless as challenges arouse due to a slab leak during escrow. She provided professionalism, calm and comfort when I needed all simultaneously — in essence, April was wonderful. I thank God she was my Agent. Buying a house can be stressful and time consuming. April was patient and guided us through this process. She is knowledgeable about the areas and what might be a good fit for our family, she is very professional in negotiating and working with the other agent, lenders and us and she helped us get the house we wanted. We hand-picked April because of her extensive experience with Galicia properties in Mission Viejo, and that knowledge was instrumental for us, especially as we were out-of-state sellers. She truly cared for our home a"

  -Dennis Nguyen, Client

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