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"We had a great home buying experience, which was no doubt linked to the fact that we were working with Max and Laurence at Access Homes. 

My partner and I were living in San Francisco and we decided that we wanted to leave the City and move to the Berkeley Hills, where we could get a larger home and enjoy the tranquility that the area had to offer. 

Both Max and Laurence were wonderful with accommodating our busy schedules and taking us across the bay to view various open houses. As this was the first California home purchase for the two of us, they explained the purchasing process and helped relieve the associated stress.  They provided great advice and were always resourceful and available to answer questions. 

When it came to making the offer on our new home, the two of them helped us make informed decisions - from explaining detailed and often lengthy reports to pointing out items to consider and look out for. They worked around the clock to put together the offer and ended up negotiating the inclusion of the empty lot next door as part of the purchase price.

Finally, in addition to being true professionals who always kept a positive attitude, they were also fun to work with. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home around the Bay."

Joe D. – San Francisco


 "My experience with both Max and Laurence was very positive.

Since this was my first time selling a house, I was a bit worried on how much to spend, what to remodel, and the needed steps in order to sell the house.

Both Max and Laurence were a tremendous help. I was  surprised by how much both Max and Laurence jumped in. From helping getting contractors, to working on design recommendations, getting paint color, etc. 

Never had a realtor who went so far nor have I've heard of one go that far.

What I really liked about Max and Laurence is the positive attitude they kept throughout the process. In addition, they are as if on call 24 x 7.  Its as if I could call them at anytime.

Great guys, with great attitudes. I will be using them again."


Hank M. – San Francisco


 "Max & Laurence helped me buy my first house. They were simply great... and helped me find exactly what I was looking for. I got a place that had the size, location, and view that I wanted and couldn't be happier!!

Max & Laurence are extremely reliable and responsive whenever you need something. Whether it was showing a property or readying paperwork for an offer, they could always be counted on.  They helped me through every step of process from writing a cover letter to finding great deal on mortgage and insurance and so on. 

They really did make the process as easy and painless as possible for me. I was able to obtain my dream house after only making a few offers in ultra competitive San Francisco real estate market. I know I will keep in touch with Max and Laurence for a long time. And I cannot thank them more for their help in process. 

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars for access homes and Max and Laurence... they are the best!"


Todd R. – San Francisco




"Max and Laurence of Access Homes were a great help in our first home search. We started looking for a place last year but gave up after a while and decided to stop looking. The two of them were always patient in our home search and certainly did not pressure us into buying anything, but were more than happy to take us around town showing us places.

It was also great that Max knew the ins and outs of contract negotiation. I think we got a pretty good deal. 

Both Max and Laurence are very responsive to emails and calls and usually got back to my emails in an hour or less.

Overall a good experience and I would recommend Access Homes to others."

Denis C. – San Francisco





"As a first time home buyer, I have to admit that I was a bit scared. I had been thinking about purchasing a home for many years, but didn't really know where to start.  With such a large financial commitment, I was worried I would pick the wrong property or neighborhood - or would choose a place that would end up having unforeseen problems.

A friend of mine introduced me to Max Mendoza from Access Homes, who came to meet me with his adorable Miniature Schnauzer named "Baby".  Max told me that he is one of the few Realtors in the Bay Area with a dual Real Estate / Appraisal license - something that turned out to be a HUGE benefit in the buying process. In addition to this, Max's focus was to get me into a home with built-in equity, something that he does with his knowledge of appraising and experience finding bank owned and short-sale properties for his clients.

Well, if I had known how easy and stress free the process was going to be working with Max and Laurence of Access Homes, I probably would have made the leap to home ownership years ago!  After our initial meeting, Max knew exactly what I was looking for and only showed me homes that met my narrow criteria - saving me a lot of time.

I knew when I saw the third condo that it was going to be my new home.  It was a short-sale property and Max told me that by purchasing it, I would have a fairly substantial amount of built-in equity. I only realized how lucky I was when four weeks after my closing, a similar model unit in the complex (that was not a short-sale) sold for over $75,000 more than what I paid!

Whether you are looking for a property below market value or for a regular sale, Max and Laurence will effortlessly lead you through the home buying process. I am so happy that I ended up working with them and now I am the one to recommend Access Homes to MY friends!"

Dave N. - Daly City





"I have used Max Mendoza as my realtor for the last several homes that I purchased here in the Bay Area.  Max is an expert at finding the hidden gems that are guaranteed to appreciate more than other homes on the market.  

With his appraisal background, Max stands above and beyond most other realtors, since he is has been able to negotiate the least possible price when I have bought my homes and has gotten top dollar when  I sold them.   

As a buyer, I'm a little picky and am always looking for a great view, or a newly discovered neighborhood.  Max knows the Bay Area market exceptionally well, and has always directed me to the right property.

Max provides excellent advice on market trends, property values, and loan terms. He has yet to steer me wrong.   If you are looking for a realtor that you can trust and count on, I would highly recommend working with him."

Doug T. – Emeryville, CA



"Max is awesome!  

Max's knowledge and professional approach made it very easy to find and purchase the 4-unit house I was looking for. He was very responsive in answering all my questions, and very diligent and persistent when any kind of issue came along.

Unlike many other agents, Max didn't disappear after closing - he helped with a variety of other post-closing tasks, which was great relief when you are in the middle of a move.

Easily 5 stars!"

Thanos D. – San Francisco