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Steve Watts
Watts & Associates of Vista Sotheby’s International Realty
Cell Phone: 310.874.8775

DRE #00966894

Steve Watts has been a full-time real estate agent for 37 years and has a passion for creative, integritous negotiating to get the most for his clients and to make 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
Watts & Associates of Vista Sotheby’s International Realty
Cell Phone: 310.890.3470

DRE #01040493

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.

Matt Cox
Managing Partner
Cell Phone: 903.815.3088

DRE #02076282

Matt is a Texas native, who moved to California nine years ago after receiving his doctorate degree in pharmacy from Texas Tech University. With over 13 years of experience in health care, Matt knows what it takes to care for people. Matt thrives in developing relationships with people, and decided to branch out from pharmacy a few years ago to step into residential real estate. The professionalism, confidence, and confidentiality he learned through pharmacy have played a major role in his ability to jump into this business head on, delivering excellent service to every client he represents.

Matt and his wife, Brittany, who was raised in Palos Verdes and graduated from USC, call the South Bay home. In their free time you’ll find them playing volleyball in Redondo Beach with friends and family.


Lisa Arturo 
Client Services / Associate Partner
Cell Phone: 310.283.5178

DRE #02071060

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 along side Steve and Ceci Watts within every transaction and frequently communicates on behalf of Steve and Ceci in regards to property showings, feedback, offers and general updates.


Matthew Engle 
Associate Partner
Cell Phone: 310.804.4026
DRE #02136845

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 Lomita. They enjoy family picnics at Point Vicente and walks on the Strand with their rescue dog, Holden.


Tara Engle 
Marketing Manager
Office Phone: 310.872.6302

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.