Welcome to AptAmigo’s Spotlight Series, where we highlight some of the amazing people who make up our team. We’ll be chatting with people who work in a variety of roles, so check back often or view the entire series.
Drew Sandoval, a Sales Manager in our Denver market, is an absolute ray of sunshine who lights up our office! She maintains her positive attitude throughout the day, no matter what comes across her desk. Moreover, her calm, collected demeanor and great sense of humor eases the minds of her team through any situation.
Drew expertly adapts her managing style to the needs of every single person on her team, and that adaptability allows both her and her team to thrive. Her job isn’t just a job – it’s a passion, and she shares that passion with her team every day.
Drew did not arrive at AptAmigo with a real estate background; she earned her MBA in Finance. She says, “I worked at a bank, since my background was in the finance and investment industry. I was actually about to take this huge test that was going to commit me for the next 2-3 years of my career, and it was going to cost me thousands of dollars upfront.
I remember calling one of my mentors and saying, ‘It feels like I’m selling my soul,’ and he responded, ‘Well Drew, have you ever thought about going into a different industry?’ I told him no, since all of my experience had been in finance. As soon as I hung up the phone, a Sales agent from AptAmigo called me, asking if I was in the market to look for a new apartment. I had no idea that apartment locating was a career option. I truly thought it was a sign because I was already doing the exact same thing for my family for free! So wouldn’t you know it, I found my next apartment with AptAmigo and my next career!”
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“It’s so refreshing to be at a company where your voice can be heard, make an impact, and create change from any level.”
She always cheers her team on and reveals how much she cares for them when she says, “I love my team! I think my favorite part is that they all have such different personalities.”
Because she views each person as unique, she explains that “the key to leadership and being in this manager role is figuring out how to make each person be successful in their own way. You can’t just have a blanket leadership style and hope that everything works out. Some people need more guidance or hand-holding, others need validation as they gain confidence in their independent roles, and the best part, I think, about managing a team is figuring that out and working together. Plus, I love helping my team make money!”
Drew cares so deeply about this company’s mission, and she stays at AptAmigo because “the people absolutely make this a dream job for me. There are plenty of roles out there where you can make a lot of money, but here, you can be successful and not feel like you have to do everything on your own. I’ve always had access to all the tools I’ve needed to be successful, from mentors like Connor Meyette and Sean Liesz, to people who’ve taken care of me, like our Ops team. I know that AptAmigo is the most successful way to find apartments, find success quickly, and find lifelong friendship.”
Through positivity, hard work, and genuine care for her employees, Drew embodies the AptAmigo mission. One of her colleagues confirms these qualities:
“She’s always the first one to respond to any important messages and the first to encourage us. Also, her clients say nothing but wonderful things about her. One of her clients even applied to work at AptAmigo because of the touring experience she provided them!”
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