Signing a Contract in Abott Square

The Process


STEP 1 - Tell us about your dream property!

In addition to actively seeking off-market properties in your target area, we will set you up with a personalized MLS search that will automatically email you when homes meeting your criteria come up for sale.

We will also put you in touch with our favorite local lenders to help you figure out what you can afford. Getting pre-underwritten (not just pre-qualified or pre-approved) is necessary to get your offer accepted when you find the perfect home. Curious what down payment assistance programs you might qualify for? CLICK HERE to check your eligibility!

STEP 2 - View listings!

Properties sell fast in Santa Cruz, so let's get on it! Let us know as soon as you find a property of interest and we will schedule a showing ASAP. If you live out of town, we will gladly film a custom virtual tour for you!

STEP 3 - Make an offer!

Using advanced negotiation techniques, we will draft an offer that gives you the best chance of buying your dream home while also meeting your financial goals. After your offer is accepted we will guide you through the escrow process and assist with due diligence to make sure there are no surprises with your new home. 

BUY with us

In a hot market it is essential to have local realtor in Santa Cruz that is proactive. With minimal housing inventory hitting the market, having realtor who will find you off-market properties is crucial. At Dream Catch Properties, we use innovative methods to find your dream property, and we specialize in finding houses that aren’t even for sale yet. 


We understand home financing. We work with local lenders that offer dozens of loan types and are able to find creative solutions for each buying situation. Trading up? We can even refer you to lenders that can help you buy before you sell. 


Cash offers have an 80% better chance of getting accepted than a traditional mortgage, even if the offer price is lower! With bidding wars and multiple offer situations, staying competitive is more important than ever. From bridge loans to pre-underwriting, we ensure our clients are the strongest buyers they can be so that they can get the home of their dreams. 

We are here to make home buying fun and stress-free. Call or text today to get started!

Ace Estess Realtor in Scout Truck at Jack O'Neill's House with pink surfboard

New to Town?


When you buy a home in Santa Cruz County with the Dream Team, we become your concierge relocation experts. We will show you where to get the best breakfast burrito, catch some live music on a Wednesday night, and will help you find the neighborhood with the quickest commute time. We are your private guides to moving to Santa Cruz County.


Services include:

- Area orientation and tours

- Neighborhood consultation

- Video tours of properties

- Pre-school and K-12 education consultations

- Trusted recommendations for anything and everything

Let us show you the backroads of our community!



We know your time is valuable. If you live outside of Santa Cruz , it can take several hours just to drive here to view a couple homes for sale. We realize you're busy and we are here to help take the time out of your search. Just send us the address of a listing you are interested in, and we will visit the property and make a short property video for you.

Ace Estess

Virtual Tours