April Brandes has exceptional ability in helping clients thrive in the often emotionally challenging experience of buying and selling properties. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, she is a skilled advocate that empowers each one of her clients to achieve their investment goals. Her extensive experience as entrepreneur has been an invaluable foundation for providing strategic and practical insight to her clients. April's online and traditional marketing expertise is a tremendous help to sellers in a competitive market. April has long enjoyed the California coastal lifestyle where she grew up sailing. April enjoys spending time with her large family and has been passionately involved in numerous charities. Her current efforts are to support young farmers in Uganda and local foster youth. April is proud to have the expertise and integrity of her team at Coldwell Banker to assist her in every phase. April strives to meet or exceed her clients' expectations through professional, honest, ethical leadership.
Education and Training
April received her bachelor's degree cum laude from Pepperdine University, Malibu. Immediately after college, she accepted an executive position with the Southern California Professional Golfers Association. She and her husband, Mark, then married and founded Brandes Portraiture, 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 the Orange and Ventura counties. Her 30 years of experience in marketing high end portraits has been an invaluable foundation for providing strategic and practical insight to her clients. As one of the top 10 agents at Coldwell Banker's Mission Viejo office, she as received outstanding
Areas of Expertise
April has lived her entire life along the California coast. She focuses on water properties in close proximity to the beautiful Southern California lakes and ocean communities.
So many baby boomers are starting to envision what retirement will look like. Sometimes this involves a long distance move to be closer to the kids.. Other times, it's just a few streets away from where they raised their families. Either way, the practical, emotional and financial considerations are unique to each client, and require careful attention.
Celebrate Hope Ministries, Uganda, Africa: Training local farmers to become self sustaining coffee farmers while helping them to experience the redemptive grace of a loving God.
Safe Families: Caring for at risk families before state intervention becomes necessary
Communities I Serve
Communities along the California coast, including
San Juan Capistrano
Rancho Santa Margarita
Corona del Mar
- Certified Negotiation Expert Relocation Water Properties
My Credentials and Memberships
- 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. CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert