Collective Real Estate ignited from a family heritage of real estate and building professionals.

 

We believe that real estate requires local knowledge and cultivated relationships to quickly respond and effectively tackle a variety of matters, but in today’s market its essential to be equipped with the right technology as well so that you can access key information and make informed decisions on your own terms, but not on your own. We bridge the gap between technology and relationships - modern real estate, traditional service. 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.

 

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

Real estate is one of the most important investments you’ll make in a lifetime.

 

We work tirelessly to meet and exceed your expectations. For 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. We also utilize the latest mobile technology and proprietary aggregated property data to give our clients the most intelligent and comprehensive real estate due diligence available.

 

We locate off-market deals, identify undervalued assets, and 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.

 

Case Studies

1925 Encina Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

The ability to leverage Experience, Integrity and Heritage has enabled us to meet and exceed the expectations of Sellers.

 

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 our clients. For 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.

 

FOR SALE

4025 Cory St, Soquel, CA 95073

Affordable 3BR Home Tucked AWay on quiet Centrally Located Street

3BR | 1.5BA | 946 SF HOME | 5,881 SF LOT | REDEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL FOR 3-4 UNITS | COMMERCIAL ZONING

Affordable 3-bedroom home quietly tucked away on a little known street in Soquel centrally located off the 41st Ave Capitola corridor with easy access to highway and amenities. 

FOR SALE: $739,000

 

300 Melin Ave, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Private Single-Level Home with Expansive Forest Views

2BR | 2BA | 3RD BONUS ROOM | 1,479 SF HOME | 38,768 SF LAND | 202 SF LOFT | 240 SF ARTIST STUDIO | SAUNA | 2-CAR GARAGE

This single-level home nestled in a sunny clearing and surrounded by nearly 1 acre of forest views with plenty of outdoor space for relaxing and gardening make this secluded spot a peaceful haven from the hustle & bustle of modern life, yet so close to everything you need.

For Sale: $865,000

COMING SOON

518 S Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Newly Renovated MODERN SEABRIGHT DupleX with CALIFORNIA ESSENCe INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING

2BR 1BA SINGLE-STORY RESIDENCES | OVERSIZE 1-CAR GARAGES | INDOOR/OUTDOOR CALIFORNIA LIVING | SEPARATE METERS, ADDRESSES, AND OUTDOOR SPACES | COMMON WALL IN GARAGES ONLY

Soak up the sunset as you stroll to restaurants, shops, amenities, and the Beach while enjoying California living in this beautifully renovated Duplex designed for the owner-occupied homebuyer and weekend beachgoer alike.

Coming Soon | Summer 2019

 
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240 33rd Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Modern pleasure point beach house twelve houses from thE OCEAN

1,500 SF HOME | 2,600 SF LAND | 1-CAR GARAGE

Coming to the coastal neighborhood of Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz is this vibrant new beach house with contemporary finishes, three spacious bedrooms, gas fireplace, and lots of parking.

IN Development | Coming 2020

Troy Hinds is the creator of Collective Real Estate and a REALTOR®

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

Years of hard work, 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. As a third-generation Santa Cruz native, Troy 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 our clients’ expectations.

 
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"Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.”?—?Albert Schweitzer Wow … this quote is ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON as it epitomizes my recent experience in purchasing a Second Home in Santa Cruz. Here is how my experience unfolded…

My middle daughter happened to see a home listing in Scotts Valley that from all appearances seemed to be The Home that could be The One. She asked if I would look into the listing on her behalf and find out if it possible to visit the property. I contacted the Listing Agent, TROY HINDS, and informed him of my daughter’s interest in the property. He was gracious, knowledgeable and more importantly, extremely honest in giving me all the pertinent aspects of the home … both positive, as well as potential negative areas that might be a concern for my daughter. My daughter visited the listing and surmised this beautiful home would not in fact be The One as the areas of concern happened to be the areas that Troy had shared with me (I had not shared as I wanted her to see for herself).

I found Troy’s honesty, integrity, as well as knowledge in the Real Estate arena to be a valuable commodity for me in a realtor to assist me in finding a potential investment property. To add wealth to his experience, I found out Troy comes from a family that have been lifetime members in the construction business, which in itself is an invaluable asset when looking at all the aspects of a potential property!! Troy worked tirelessly to assist me in finding the right property. There were many times I’d send him a few listings to visit and he would research the ++ and -- , and similar to what he did on my daughter’s behalf … He would take me out to see it for myself and let me make the final decision. I valued his opinion and his advice AND loved the fact it ALWAYS felt he had my best interest at heart and not primarily The Sale.

When Troy and I finally found The One … there were many glitches along the way that Troy was able to trouble shoot and problem solve. I have to admit I was at my wits end and was ready to throw in the towel, but his calming demeanor and fierce determination would always convey ‘it would all work out’ helped to quieten my frustrations. Troy Hinds … I am grateful for your time and patience and will definitely use your services again … You Rock!!!"

  • OLIVIA G. | 4/5/2019

 

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. 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 and the Monterey Bay. Let’s chat.