I've had the opportunity to work with Max and Adam more than once and I couldn't recommend them more highly. Whether you are a seasoned investor or a first time home buyer, the duo will be able to exceed your expectations.  Combined,  they know more about Orange County than Google! One advantage of working with them, over other Realtors is that they have a long standing proven track record of success that truly ensures your offers are seen. Also, they have a very expansive network which means you get access to the best mortgage brokers, contractors, stagers, etc. I have been part of about 7 real Estate transactions and I can attest that Max and Adam are the best!

-Carly D.


Thank you does not seem like enough. We had listed our home for sale three times since 2006, prior to hiring you and your team. We were so impressed with your professionalism, insight, and market knowledge, as well as your commitment to selling our home of 11 years. The fact that our home sold after only three days on the market says it all. The stager and photography were first-class and definitely gave our home the advantage it needed to stand out from the three other models on the market in our neighborhood. Trust me, we have seen what some of other listings look like and your presentation of our home was by far the best. You definitely went above and beyond in all aspects of our sale, from start to finish and for that we are grateful. You were always available to answer our questions no matter how big or small, you made us feel like we were your #1 priority and to top it off you handled our lease in Esencia, top-notch service all around, Thank You!

-Nick & Donnella K.


We cannot give enough accolades to Max Black and Adam Alcaraz. We had several unforeseen and very unusual circumstances to overcome in our real estate transaction. These two young men were our constant guides – walking along side us and leading from a position of strength. Their demeanor was always calm, quiet and positive. At times, we were even able to enjoy some ‘inside’ humor. We felt there wasn’t anything this team would give-in to that would not support us in every way. We encountered many different personalities in our time together and Adam and Max were able to work professionally with each of them. We found them to be men of incredible integrity and character. Also, very honest. These attributes meant, and stood for, a lot to us and they were displayed over and over in our time together. Not only as real estate professionals, but as wonderful and caring fathers, sons and grandsons. If you are looking for an outstanding real estate team to represent you, we would not hesitate to recommend Max and Adam to be your number one choice. They are an excellent team because they ‘fit’ together and they complement each other. They have state of the art technology that they use and continually share with you, they are thorough, they keep in close contact and always quickly return phone calls or texts and they market your house to their best ability in today’s real estate market. We totally support Adam and Max’s work with us and if we had another real estate transaction, this team would be our first choice!! Enthusiastically,

-Ron & Nancy D.


My husband and I have used the services of the OCcollective for our past two home purchases as well as the sale of one home. The OCcollective maximized our valuable time by ensuring that we were shown high potential properties, assisted us with staging our home in addition to integration of technology to track our progress throughout the process. They leveraged resources to anticipate and answer our questions in a timely fashion which minimized the feeling of being overwhelmed. I even was able to sign most of the paperwork electronically on my cell phone while I was traveling out of town on business! If you are looking for a knowledgeable, professional, flexible and enjoyable team, the OCcollective will efficiently navigate you through understanding the real estate market, purchase, selling, escrow and moving processes! My husband and I think highly of the OCcollective and have recommended them to our friends and co-workers.

-Bradley & Kelita G.


Our family had a short notice decision to relocate out of state for a work transfer and we needed to sell our home quickly to meet the employer requirements for the transfer.  Max and Adam provided a turn-key service by completing a market analysis, professional photography & video, collateral materials, web site listing, and staging of the house in a very short period of time.  Max and Adam were always in constant communication when we needed to speak to them with any questions or concerns during the entire process especially when it came time for time sensitive buyer-seller negotiations including the management of a complex down-leg buyer for the transaction and closing.  All the preparation provided by Max and Adam paid off as we received a buyer offer at full asking price within the first 24 hours of the house being listed on the MLS and a contract completed with 48 hours.  It was very helpful for my wife and I to have access to a team approach with Max and Adam as we always could reach one or both of them when we needed them for information or during the negotiation process.  The overall real estate experience with Max and Adam was extremely positive by having their combined experience and team approach to make the process go smoothly for us.  My wife and I would recommend Max and Adam to anybody for their real estate needs.

-Greg & Nicole D.


If you are looking for a “stress free” sale of your property, look no further then Max Black and Adam Alcaraz. We recently sold our rental property in record time with an all cash full asking price offer with a ten day escrow. Could one really ask for anything more? Well, quite honestly it was taken care of under the watchful eyes of Max and Adam. The entire experience was easy and dare I say, enjoyable! Their calm manner, polished business style and personal touch put us at ease from the moment we met them. Their marketing and technology skills were put into action immediately. Almost everything was done in the comfort of our home. We never felt pressured, always had our concerns addressed and literally flew through the sale. We highly recommend Max and Adam for their excellent professional attitude in all aspects of the sale. We received everything from them we had hoped for and more!

-John & Elizabeth A.


Dearest Adam...thank you for the lovely, encouraging words. I can't imagine having gone through the past few months without you. From the beginning of the process trying to save our home to the actual move you never gave up on us...and believe me when I say that I realize I tried your patience and probably every other virtue you possess. You are an amazing man and I can't see anything but wonderful for you in 2016 and forever. You are in my prayers and thank you doesn't nearly express our gratitude for you. Ok I'm winding down now...ha ha! God Bless You!!!

-Steve & Irene S.


You, wonderful you… Dear Max: Thanks so much for a wonderful real estate experience. From finding our Newport peninsula duplex to a swift and successful closing of escrow, you were great! We appreciated the fact that you made things very easy with online document signing, that you were always available, always pleasant, and always in problem-solving mode. You even waited for the appliance repair man! We would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking for superior service with a personal touch. In fact, we‘re looking forward to our next transaction with you!

-Linda & Kim S.