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Max & Laurence

Agent

Real Estate Professionals, Appraiser, Realtor (22 years experience)

4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Staging, Interior Design,
Luxury, Investors, Condos

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A Real Estate transaction is likely one of the largest transactions you will ever make and it is extremely important to be working with the right team to take you through the process smoothly.

Max Mendoza has a 5 Star rating on both Zillow and Yelp! and has over 21 years of experience as a Bay Area Realtor. He is also one of the very few San Francisco Real Estate Agents to actively hold a Real Estate Appraisal License – making him an expert on pricing. Access Homes is his independent agency, allowing him more time to focus on his clients' needs and flexibility when it comes to negotiating deals compared with typical Realtors who work for franchise companies. Max is extremely passionate about helping clients with their Real Estate needs and has owned several of his own homes and investment properties, so knows what it is like to be both a Real Estate buyer and seller. Max is a top agent in the San Francisco market and is well known and respected by other agents – making it much easier to get deals done.

Laurence Nathanson, Max's partner at Access Homes, has over 18 years of Internet marketing experience and more than 25 years of general business experience. Laurence is 100% focused on client happiness and success with their Real Estate needs, and as such, is very personable and maintains regular and ongoing phone and email communication with clients to make sure Access Homes is constantly exceeding expectations.  

WHAT WE DO FOR SELLERS:

Marketing is key to selling your home for top-dollar and at Access Homes, our marketing strategies are state of the art! In addition to listing your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), your home will also be featured on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Homes.com, Yahoo! Real Estate, and Craigslist. We also create a multi-media sales portal for your home that generates excitement for buyers who view it.

We have interior design experience and a great eye for suggesting improvements that result in high returns at the time of sale. We also have an extensive list of extremely reasonable and qualified contractors and stagers to optimize the look of your home prior to putting it on the market.

As both an Appraiser and Realtor, Max is an expert at pricing your home to capture the most traffic and offers, and also in negotiating the highest price possible. More than 95% of the time, the sales price is above the listing price – and often quite a bit over!

If the home you need to sell is part of an estate, Access Homes has extensive experience with trust sales. We handle all aspects of the process – making it very smooth for the executor. 

WHAT WE DO FOR BUYERS:

Our number one goal when working with buyers is to find you the perfect home or investment property that is within your budget and target area. After viewing literally thousands of homes all over the Bay Area, Max can give you sound advice on the pros and cons of different areas you may be considering. If you are not yet pre-qualified for a loan, we have a preferred lender that we can refer to you. We identify the type of property you are looking for and then email you with listings as soon as a new property comes on the market that matches your parameters. With Max's appraisal background, he can accurately advise you about the true market value of a property and what you need to offer in any market condition to get your offer accepted. And finally, both Max and Laurence are both skilled negotiators who can get a deal done with the best possible terms and price.

If you are considering working with a Real Estate team here in the Bay Area, please give us an opportunity to earn your business. We are confident that you will be very happy with the results!

For more information, go to www.AccessHomesNow.com, or contact Max at:

415-271-9784 / max@accesshomesnow.com


 
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(35 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
01/16/2015
$315,000

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01/16/2015 - Sell-side - $315,000

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Both-sides
07/18/2014
$780,000

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07/18/2014 - Both-sides - $780,000

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Buy-side
07/08/2014
$951,000

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07/08/2014 - Buy-side - $951,000

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Buy-side
06/24/2014
$275,000

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06/24/2014 - Buy-side - $275,000

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Both-sides
10/11/2013
$569,000

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10/11/2013 - Both-sides - $569,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

08/10/2014 - nzgold
Sold a home in 2014.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to rave, to anybody who is getting ready to sell or buy a home, about my outstanding experience with Access Homes Realty. Max Mendoza and Laurence Nathanson were everything I needed in real estate agents. For years I had dreaded selling my home, as I thought it would just be “too hard.” They were up for the challenge and for me they made the process as simple and easy as it could be.

The main challenge for them was that I live in New Zealand and the property I was selling is in Oakland, California. The main challenge for me was I did not want to come back to Oakland to sell, and I did not know any real estate agents in the greater Bay Area.

I was fortunate that I heard about Laurence while he was vacationing with family in Wellington, the city in NZ where I live. We mere able to meet up in person, and I met his partner Max on Face Time. From there we formed a seller agent relationship of many emails, Internet video calls and docusign documents!!

For me there were some significantly difficult times during the sale, and Max and Laurence were extremely professional. They helped me to find the legal representation I needed and they took on the task of negotiating in my behalf with the parties involved.

There were over 200 pages of disclosures, as I had owed the property for many years. All the inspections required for the sale, from numerous companies, were arranged in a timely fashion. I was always kept informed of the progress of the sale, sometimes on a daily basis. All of this was achieved from the distance of 16.000 miles apart. We laughed about how, during the course of the sale, they had more face-to-face contact with me overseas than they had with sellers in the immediate vicinity!

The best part is I am delighted with the outcome. Once some obstacles to the sale were sorted, they arranged a number of open homes and very shortly I had interested buyers, which led to a contract. This I know involved many long hours commuting back and forth from San Francisco to Oakland at all hours of day and night. These agents really literally went the extra mile for me!!

Should you be in the market to sell your property I would highly recommend that you work with these outstanding agents.
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07/15/2014 - shedman
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro, San Francisco, CA.

I would recommend Laurence and Max to any person looking for property in the Bay Area. They are professional, knowledgeable and patient!

I was looking for an investment property in San Francisco in which I would one day move into. I was extremely picky, and we probably looked at over 50 properties, some properties we didn't even enter because I knew from the outside it just wasn't for me. Both Laurence and Max kept smiles on their faces and would simply say, "we'll find you that perfect property." They did too...

One has to also remember finding a property is just the first step. Buying the property can be stressful. For me, there was absolutely no stress at all. I have worked with a loan officer for years (she is the best), and she coordinated and worked with Laurence and Max on all aspects of not only the preapproval but also with closing. I don't know of any other agent who would partner with one's loan officer and accommodate their requests -- Laurence and Max did, though.

My entire experience was positive and non stressful. I will use Laurence and Max again, and I will recommend them to my friends. That says a lot.
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12/04/2013 - snibbor dot
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $875K in Corona Heights, San Francisco, CA.

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!
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Response from Max on 04/24/2014

Thank you so much Todd for such a great review! Having both purchased our own homes before, we know how confusing the process can be. This is why we really focus our service on making it as easy as possible for our clients and we are very happy to have succeeded in doing this with you!

 

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