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Dream Catch Properties is an innovative real estate company founded on the principals of community development and giving back. We are obsessed with client service and will stop at nothing to help our clients make their biggest dreams a reality. 

For our SELLERS, we provide world-class marketing services to get you top dollar for your property, including: 3-D virtual tours, custom property websites, drone videography, professional photography, and more. In fact, Dream Catch Properties founder, Ace Estess, is proud to have recently listed and sold a home that set a record for the highest price per square foot sale in the history of Santa Cruz!


For our BUYERS, we will pound the pavement in order to find your ideal property, often before it ever even hits the market. We maintain a comprehensive list of "pocket listings" and our expansive network enables us to open doors for our clients on all sides of the property equation. 

Contact us TODAY to set up an appointment!


signing the contract


Our personalized approach uses cutting edge technology to market your property for top dollar.

buying a home


We use innovative methods to find your dream property, and we specialize in finding off-market deals.

fixing up your home


Have a fixer? Want a fixer? You're in luck.


Experienced. Knowledgeable. Professional.


We are not only a team of go-getters, we are a team of go-givers. We strive to continually add value to the lives of our clients and all members of our community. 


We are matchmakers. We excel at bringing people together to match the right people with the right properties. 

We are local experts. We know Santa Cruz inside-out. Having lived all over the County, we are dialed-in to the nuances of daily life in each town and neighborhood. 

Let us help you catch your dream!


Founder & Realtor®


Realtor® + Problem Solver

Yahaira Olmo-Claudio

Realtor® + Problem Solver

Megan Kilmer

Realtor® + Problem Solver

Jon Trawinski

Realtor® + Problem Solver


We're here to help!


Ace Estess Realtor and Founder of Dream Catch Poperties
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“I found Ace to be very knowledgable, enthusiastic, energetic, responsive, and dependable. There are a lot of pieces to put together with a sale, a 1031 exchange, ana  near immediate purchase with a short escrow, but she never blinked and it all went off without a hitch. We're working with her on an unrelated project and I highly recommend her team!” 

 KeN M.

 VP, Big Creek Lumber