Meet the Team

Get to know our talented full service Watts & Associates team. Serving Palos Verdes Estates, El Segundo, Rolling Hills Estates and beyond.

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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

Lead Partner

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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

Lead Partner & Interior Designer

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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 Arturo

Associate Partner & Client Services

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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 Engle

Associate Partner

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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 Engle

Marketing Manager

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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.

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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.

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