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.


"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

"April is Amazing, and a hard working agent that YOU KNOW she has YOUR best interest at heart- She isn’t just trying to make a sale, she is trying to create a HOME for your family! Without telling me what to do, she helped me think through what would be both wise and “right” for our family. If April hadn’t pushed me a bit into going back for a second look at a home we thought we didn’t like, we would have missed out on the perfect home for all 5 of us! We think of her as a family friend now."

  -Amber Zdrakas, Client

"We’re fortunate to have found April. She has been a wonderful help to us in finding a home, especially since we were out of state. She gladly did all of the hard work; drove all over Orange County to view homes, sent in at least a dozen applications, and coordinated the lease agreement with ease! What could have been a daunting task was made easy with April’s help! Thanks again!"

  -Chris and Christina McSparron, Client

"April Brandes is a gem to work with. She is hard working and tenacious in finding homes for people to buy and sell. She is dedicated to her clients, giving her best to them by treating each of them as if they were her only clients. She spends a lot of time with each one to achieve the end results they were hoping for."

  -Joann Tattersal, Client

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