Get to know our talented full service Watts & Associates team. Serving Palos Verdes Estates, El Segundo, Rolling Hills Estates and beyond.
Watts & Associates is a full-service real estate team with 37 years of experience. Our goal is to provide you with white glove service through the process of selling or buying a property in the South Bay, Rolling Hills Estates, El Segundo, or find Palos Verdes Estates homes and beyond. As a team, we take pride in the integrity, confidentiality, enthusiasm, and thorough communication that we offer our clients.
We specialize in increasing the value of homes before selling through custom home improvement projects that position a home to maximize current market value and attract the attention of today’s buyers, selling homes faster and netting our clients greater profit in the sale of their home. From El Segundo condos to Palos Verdes Estates homes to properties in the South Bay; our in-house marketing manager uses cutting edge technology to achieve maximum exposure for each of our listings
We commit ourselves to you in the important process of buying or selling your home.
Steve Watts has been a full-time real estate agent for almost 40 years and has a passion for creativity, integrates negotiating to get the most for his clients, and to makes every transaction a win-win for all involved.
He is an incredible communicator and you will never question what is going on with your purchase or sale because he is always a few steps ahead as far as communicating current happenings and what you will need to know for the next steps in the buying or selling process.
Ceci Watts has been in real estate for 33 years and has a passion for interior design. She absolutely loves showing property and helping buyers envision the full potential of a home as well as how they can customize it to meet their needs and cater to their lifestyle.
She also loves helping sellers prepare their homes to be sold by adjusting even the slightest details that will maximize the home’s appeal to today’s buyers.
Lisa is a Southern California native. Lisa understands client relationships and the importance of accountability and trust. Her innovative thinking, exacting attention to detail, and keen analytical skills ensure that her clients receive exceptional service. Lisa attended California State University, Long Beach where she studied Psychology. Lisa loves to travel and is active in dog rescue and fostering.
Lisa ensures all documents, contracts, and disclosures are properly and efficiently executed and is the point of contact for physical inspections, termite inspectors, plumbers, electricians and oversees all marketing projects pertaining to each property. Lisa works alongside each of our agents through every transaction and frequently communicates on behalf of the agents in regards to property showings, feedback, offers, escrow progress, and general updates.
Matthew grew up in El Segundo and carries on his legacy of three generations to love life in the South Bay. After graduating from El Segundo High School, Matthew’s love of people and football led him to El Camino College and UC Davis to study psychology and history on a football scholarship. Matthew enjoyed working in sales for several years before his passion for helping people led him to seminary, where he earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. For eight years he served as a pastor at The River Church of the South Bay, helping teenagers and their families navigate the dynamic nature of life. He brings his love for serving others and ability to help people through important moments of life transition to the often highly emotional real estate buying and selling experience. His keen listening skills, attention to meeting needs, and competitive drive to offer exceptional care allow him to bring the highest level of professional service to his clients.
Matthew, his wife Tara, and their two sons live in the South Bay. They enjoy family picnics at Point Vicente and walk on the Strand with their rescue dog, Holden.
Tara manages all of the print and digital marketing for our team. Having studied Marketing and Communications at Westmont College, she offers creativity and strategy to our clients as we market their listings to target markets with the most cutting-edge technology available.
She has lived in the South Bay for 10 years with her husband, Matthew, and their two little boys.
I followed a handful of high-producing South Bay agents on social media for a while, before I decided that Ceci and Steve were the teams I would like to work with. They put out informative videos about real estate locally, and my research online proved that they were one of the most respected, professional, and experienced real estate teams in the South Bay. Once we hired Watts and Associates, Matt Cox became our go-to person. He stayed in touch with us daily and informed us of every important milestone during the escrow. Matt recognized my detail-oriented personality and left no questions unanswered. He was proactive and took care of every element ...— Sahar T.
Kay and I wanted to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Watts team for helping us not only sell our house but close on an above-list-price sale. Weíre ecstatic that the house sold at such a terrific price and in such a short period of time with so few problems to deal with! Along the way, we gained comfort knowing you were keeping our best interests in mind in every phase of the process. Your honesty became something we could and did, count on as an unwavering constant. And your advice was always right on! With every house we have bought and sold over the years, we always emerge amazed at how broad and complex real estate transactions have beco...— Scott & Kay M.
Capitalizing on their local area knowledge, we utilized Ceci’s decorating expertise in suggesting and overseeing landscaping, painting, hardware floor refinishing, and fixture replacement that increased the house value. Ceci and Steve also organized an Estate Sale that netted us more than we expected and left an empty house ready for workers to begin. During the whole process, we drove the 200-mile roundtrip from our house only 3-4 times. After less than a month for the upgrades, we listed the house for considerably more than other Realtors® had suggested. Their beautiful photography and virtual staging were very well done and resulted in two offers...— Chris & Charlotte T.
Dear Steve and Ceci: Penny and I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for assisting us in purchasing our new home. Your passion and enthusiasm for real estate set you apart from your peers. I know you have won numerous professional awards, but what those awards donít say is that you are a caring and committed real estate professionals. We knew you always had our best interests in mind throughout the duration of our transaction. You went the extra mile to set the proper expectations and to make the transaction work. You were always patient, willing to listen to our desires, and able to alleviate our concerns. Although today's pace lives often...— Brian O.
Steve and Ceci really are the best. As a first-time homebuyer, I didn’t really know what to expect and they walked us through every step of the process. Both are extremely knowledgeable about real-estate and home purchasing/selling but furthermore, they are very knowledgeable about how a home can be renovated and or decorated to help you get a vision when buying. This was hugely helpful to me to help me understand what each home we looked at would entail to get it where I wanted it to be. All real-estate aside though, they are excellent people- kind and friendly and they really do care about their clients. They always go the extra mile to accommodat...— Abby H.
Dear Steve and Ceci: In the beginning, you sold us a house And it was good. And you rested. Then, you sold our house And it was good. And you rested. Now, you have sold us another house and it is good. But rest you cannot until it is finished. We are not worried, however, It appears you are well rested from the others. Pardon our poetic predilection, but we are long overdue in formally thank you for the terrific job you have done in representing our real estate interests. Your knowledge and expertise in marketing and negotiation are top-notch. Your superb manner in dealing with people is even better. Your professional ethic and genuine friendship ar...— Dwight & Patti M.
Having established themselves as professional full-time real estate agents in Palos Verdes 37 years ago, Steve and Ceci have a dynamic understanding of the unique microclimates and real estate market in Palos Verdes and have created a full-service team that provides white-glove service to every client we have the privilege of serving.