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. 

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Ace Estess Realtor and Founder of Dream Catch Properties


DRE # 02028183

I am a 2nd generation local Realtor® and the Founder of Dream Catch Properties. I am a Santa Cruz local, born and raised, and I know this area from stem to stern. I have a business degree from one of the top public universities in the nation. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I worked as a legal and financial consultant in San  Francisco. I am also the co-founder of a local plumbing company, Collins Coastal Plumbing, and a networking group called Thrive Together SC. I was the 2019 Women's Council of Realtors ("WCR") Events Director and am the 2020 WCR President Elect. I am also on the board of the local Modern Real Estate Professionals chapter. In 2019 I was honored to win runner-up for as "Best Realtor" in the Santa Cruz Swellies Awards. I consider myself a matchmaker, and love bringing people (and houses!) together. When I'm not working in the field or managing the team, you can usually find me playing at the beach with my son and French bulldog.

megan kilmer

dre # 02095192

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. I grew up on the Central Coast in Santa Maria and I moved to Santa Cruz to attend UCSC for its rich history of activism and breathtaking beauty. I am passionate about building community and offering value to those I meet. Prior to becoming a real estate agent I worked as a mental health housing coordinator at Front St. Inc. I am creative by nature and express myself through watercolor, ceramics, yarn work and various crafts. I love my garden with fresh herbs, fruit trees , and my four hens who are part of the family. I am also engaged in activities with my two kids, who both attend the Cabrillo College Lab School program. I look forward to helping you find your happy place to call home!

Rebecca Solter

dre # 02042437

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. I am a Bay Area native, originally from Fremont. I moved with my family of five to Santa Cruz for a better and healthier lifestyle, and have found the beaches and beautiful weather here to be an added bonus! I have my masters degree in teaching and prior to becoming a real estate agent I enjoyed working for several years as a kindergarten teacher. I believe in hard work and dedication, and consider myself a life-long learner. I enjoy substitute teaching at my childrens' school so that I can stay involved in their learning and with the local community of teachers and parents. When I'm not working, I can be found partaking in local events and activities with my children. I am also a yogi and truly value living a heathy, balanced life. I look forward to working with you to find that perfect place to call home.


Yahaira Linet

dre # 02040190

I am a Realtor® and the Property Management "Guru" at Dream Catch Properties. I am a Bay Area native, originally from San Jose, and I live in a home I recently renovated in Pleasure Point. I have over 20 years of property management experience, which gives me a unique perspective on both single family homes and investment properties. I've managed assets for some of the largest Property Management companies in the Bay Area, including Prometheus Real Estate Group, Fairfield Residential, and Woodmont Real Estate Services. I previously worked as the asset and operations manager for a large real estate and commercial developer. A true entrepreneur at heart, I am also the co-founder of Motivational Misfits, an off-beat lifestyle brand focusing on growth in self, business, and relationships. In my free time, you can find me at my kids' sports games (hockey and football), playing with our new puppy, or exploring small towns throughout California.


Pema Sinclair

dre # 02052683

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. From Santa Cruz originally, I spent much of my life in the U.K. and exploring different countries. I have over 14 years experience in customer care in both the U.S. and U.K. and have enjoyed helping my partner grow his local painting and construction business over the past 11 years. I studied my passion, design, at UC Davis with an emphasis in interior design, architecture, and sustainability. I have a keen eye for detail and a love for redesigning new spaces. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, practicing yoga, and designing my dream home.

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Jon Trawinski

dre # 02120630

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. I have lived in the SF Bay Area since 1964 and worked in technology/engineering starting in 1984. I went to Willow Glen and graduated from De Anza Community College and SJSU. I started managing privately held properties in 2010 am familiar with everything that goes into managing properties - the good, the bad, and the ugly. I also helped manage a close friend's properties during a personal catastrophe and helped him avoid foreclosure. I raised my son and daughter alone since 2010. It does sound corny but it has been the best time in my life. I may not look like a soccer mom, but I am a rugby dad, swimming dad, and archery dad. Fun fact to ask me about - I am a purveyor of hot sauce!



We're always looking for driven agents to join us! Reach out today to become part of the #DreamTeam and see how fun real estate can really be. We are looking for agents anywhere in California who want to make a difference in their communities. We offer extremely competitive commission splits, one-on-one guidance and coaching, full marketing support, and a beautiful office in the heart of Capitola Village!