A dedicated group of real estate and building professionals.

Collective Real Estate is a dedicated group of real estate and building professionals. We believe real estate requires local knowledge and cultivated relationships to quickly respond and effectively tackle a variety of matters.

What sets us apart is not what we do, but how we do it. We think differently, we see unrealized potential, and we tackle challenges collaboratively in order to produce tremendous outcomes for you.

 

Real estate is one of the most important investments to consider.

 

We work tirelessly to meet and exceed your expectations. For our BUYERS, our creativity and ingenuity helps you identify undervalued assets and unique opportunities while gaining access to key information necessary to stay ahead of the competition. One of the most important parts of a real estate transaction is “the buy”, which is why we fuse deep industry insight with investigative due diligence and contract negotiation.

In fact, Collective Real Estate principal, Troy Hinds, is proud to have recently negotiated “the buy” of a home in Aptos for $120,000 under the List Price, securing his clients their home at a 15% discount. Now that’s how you want to buy!

Locate off-market deals. Identify undervalued assets. Capture unique opportunities.

Successful real estate investment starts with buying right, continues with collectively adding value in the best possible way, and ends with comprehensive marketing. Whether you want help to overcome the sea of obstacles to home ownership, are searching for that perfect fixer upper, or need guidance through the successful sale of your property, we’re passionate about what we do.

Below are some case studies of Fixer-Upper transactions we’ve helped put together with for clients.


CASE STUDIES


518 S Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

 

What sets us apart is not what we do, but how we do it.

 

We think differently, we see unrealized potential, and we tackle challenges collaboratively in order to produce innovative outcomes for you. For our SELLERS, our use of fresh marketing ideas, cutting-edge technology, and network of strategic relationships empowers you to complete the sale of your property on your own terms, but not on your own.

In fact, Collective Real Estate principal, Troy Hinds, is proud to have recently listed and sold a multifamily Duplex property that set a record for the highest price per square foot ($/SF) sale of a Duplex in the history of Santa Cruz County!


SALE PENDING


300 Melin Ave, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

FOR SALE: $864,900

Single-Level Home | Lots of Privacy | Recent Improvements

2BR | 2BA | OFFICE/DEN | ADU BUILDABILITY | 1,479 SF HOME | 0.9 ACRE LAND | LOFT | ARTIST STUDIO | SAUNA


4025 Cory St, Soquel, CA 95073

for Sale: $697,500

3BR 1.5BA HOME ON COMMERCIAL ZONED C-2 LAND | DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

REDEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL FOR 3-4 UNITS | 3 STORIES UP TO 35 FT WITH ZERO (0 FT) SIDE YARD SETBACKS

 

SOLD


516 & 518 S Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

LIST PRICE: $1,649,000 | SALE PRICE: $1,600,000

4BR 2BA SEABRIGHT DupleX with CALIFORNIA ESSENCe INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING

2BR 1BA SINGLE-STORY RESIDENCES WITH SEPARATE OUTDOOR SPACES | COMMON WALL IN GARAGES ONLY | TURN-KEY INVESTMENT LOADED WITH UPGRADES | LIST OF AMENITIES AVAILABLE

Whether you want help to overcome the sea of obstacles to home ownership, are searching for that perfect fixer upper, or need guidance through the successful sale of your property, we’ll bring knowledge, competence, and results.


RESIDENTIAL

RESIDENTIAL

A home is all about you. It’s about your life, it’s about your hopes and dreams, it’s about your routine as well as your community. We want to know exactly what you want and we won’t stop until we find the one.

Home is where the heart is, but finding the right home can be a challenge. Through creativity and ingenuity, over 30% of the properties that we track down for Buyers are found off-market.

 
COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL

Commercial real estate includes retail space, office buildings, industrial land, and multifamily apartments totaling five or more units. Commercial property operates under its own regulations, contract timelines, lending guidelines, and buyer criteria.

In Santa Cruz County, buying and selling commercial property necessitates an in-depth discussion of your investment criteria. Please call us to discuss your commercial real estate needs.

 
DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT

In addition to being a licensed Realtor, Troy Hinds has a background in real estate investment and development. He has a unique ability to offer clients an expansive array of services in real estate sales as well as helping to identify potential opportunities.

Work collectively with Troy to discover unknown value, mitigate risk through proper due diligence, acquire undervalued assets and execute a successful strategy for development.

Troy Hinds is a REALTOR®

…as well as an Investor, Developer, and Sales Pro who loves to surf, cook, fly fish and travel.


Relentless focus on client service, a tenacity to overcome obstacles, and an innovative approach to negotiation has enabled Troy Hinds to become one of the top producing Realtors in Santa Cruz County. He feels that his roots are a part of the knowledge, competence, and results that his clients benefit from. Coming from a family of builders, he brings a lifetime of hands on real estate and construction experience to your transaction.

Our clients are our biggest advocates.

Our mission is simple, use the synergy formed from a collective approach to meet and exceed client expectations.


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"There are no words to describe I way I feel about Troy Hinds. My mother lived in Santa Cruz and past away in May. I live two hours away. Troy took care of everything, and I mean everything, for me. Recommended a great estate lawyer and between the two of them, mostly Troy, they took care of everything for me. He even helped with finding a good home for all moms furniture. Troy was constantly in contact with me, letting me know what needed to be done with the house. I could not have done it without his help, and I will be for ever grateful to him. You will not be disappointed with Troy, he is a keeper!"

  • Ellen B. | 8/21/2019

 

I represent clients as a Buyer’s Agent and a Seller’s Agent, as well as transacting a wide array of Off-Market, Commercial and Multifamily properties throughout Santa Cruz County.

Talk with you soon -TH