Ace Estess

I understand economics and a solid investment strategy. With a business degree from one of the top ten public universities in the nation, I understand the importance of timing, valuation, and local market conditions when it comes to real estate sales and acquisition.

I learned how to negotiate from the best. I worked alongside the Negotiations Professor from Stanford Law School, and I bring this competitive advantage to the bargaining table.

I am a dynamic problem solver and seeker of knowledge.  I love nothing more than a new challenge.  If I don't know the answer to a question, I'll find it!

I have hands-on construction and design experience. As co-founder of Collins Coastal Plumbing, Inc., I have a strong understanding of the building and remodeling process.  Combined with my eye for design, I can suggest simple yet effective improvements to transform your property.

I am a bulldog - in a good way. My french bulldog is my spirit animal - loyal, quirky, dedicated, confident and tenacious.

I am as local as they come. I am a second generation Realtor® and seventh generation California local.  I grew up driving around to open houses all over town, and you won't find someone that knows Santa Cruz County from stem to stern better than I do.



Ace's Accomplishments:

  • B.A. with Sociology-Organizational Studies, Minor in Managerial Economics from UC Davis, 2010

  • National Commercial Real Estate Advisor

  • Commercial Real Estate Investment Planning Specialist

  • Dean’s List all four years of college & member of Sociology Honors Program

  • Business owner by age 25 (Collins Coastal Plumbing Inc)

  • International travel to 16 countries, and counting

  • Rookie of the year, Triage consulting Group – 2011

  • Guiding Principle Award for Knowledge, Triage Consulting Group - 2012

  • Award for Personal Commitment, Dedication and Performace - 2010 - Cal Aggie Alumni Association

  • Real Estate License

  • Mother to toddler (Beckett) and 6-year old French Bulldog (Hugo)

  • Over 14 years of customer service experience


Dream Catch Properties

107 Stockton Ave

Capitola, CA 95010


The Turtlestone Group DRE# 01888601