Meet April Sullivan
Supporting real estate professionals and entrepreneurs to reach their true potential is one of April Sullivan’s passions. Already a successful businesswoman herself, April had a vision of creating a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs.
Growing up in an Entrepreneurial family gave her tremendous insight at a young age of what it took to run a business. That, coupled with a few years in “Corporate America” (at that big bank that kind of srewed over the real estate industry) April understood the challenges facing entrepreneurs. As founder and CEO of AgentLeverage and EntreLeverage, she took two fledgling, “operating from her kitchen” businesses to a level that many new virtual assistants only dreamed of.
Having gained a reputation as a professional who built and implemented systems for her client’s businesses, April decided to step away from her comfort level and take her business in an entirely different direction. She would hire on a hand-picked team who would work directly with real estate agents and brokers all over North America. Completely restructuring her business, her new focus would be on her systems and processes rather than the smaller picture as administrative support.
“I get deeply involved with my client’s businesses, and I work directly with them on their goals. My team of stellar Virtual Assistant’s carry out the tasks which are overseen by me. This new business model has been a game-changer for me and my clients, and we’re all succeeding and reaching our goals like never before!”
This wife and proud mother of four maintains a balanced view of what it takes to be successful in business. She has also been featured in the college textbook Virtual Entrepreneurship: Creating and Operating a Home-Based Online Business and is an Agent Reboot Ambassador.
How I got here…
In 2003 while 8 1/2 months pregnant with our third child, my husband decided to quit his secure job as an insurance agent and become a mortgage broker. I was a stay-at-home mom, and there was no money coming in. Our insurance was gone weeks before my due date, and he and his business partner were working on an 8-foot table in the middle of my living room. Needless to say, I wasn’t thrilled.
But as things progressed, we were able to open up our real estate and mortgage company on Main Street in Huntington Beach, California. I took our new baby to work with me and developed systems, office policies, employee worksheets and training manuals. All of the things that are taken for granted when working for a large company where everything is done for you. After that, I began recruiting new agents to work with our company and developed marketing plans and action plans for the entire team. Eventually, I realized that I needed to be home more often for my family and could just as easily do this work from there. Before I knew it, I had created my dream job!
By 2006, I had built a nice little business for myself and then stumbled upon the world of Virtual Assistance. I really had no idea that other people had the same dream that I had and were actually making it happen! I devoured all of the information that I could on Virtual Assistance, becoming a successful entrepreneur, and balancing my professional life with my family life.
Up until 2011, my focus was solely on real estate, because what I really loved was putting together marketing plans, listing plans, and building a client’s database from nothing into a powerful tool that pulls clients directly toward them, and helping them quickly and seamlessly close their sales. I have since built up a team of Real Estate Virtual Assistants to help these clients just as I did through my teachings at REVA Academy.
Since then I decided to kick it up a notch even higher than before. I completely restructured my company, this time focusing on my own systems and processes, and my own support team. I decided that the best use of my time and talent would be to work directly with all types of entrepreneurs as on Online Business Manager.
You can usually find me in my home office in Southern California’s wine country, but sometimes I work from such exotic locations as the neighborhood park, the local Starbucks, or from my son’s karate class. Wherever you find me, I’m always happy to help you with your business.
If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of working together, click here to schedule a phone call with me!