Kanoa was born in Hawaii and raised in Tustin. At 10 years old, he got his first job delivering newspapers. He worked all throughout High School, which gained him a hard work ethic. After graduating, he started working 60+ hours a week on the ground floor of a local startup bread company in which he quickly became the lead supervisor. Within two years, it became Southern California’s dominate boutique bread company. At age 21, Kanoa got recruited and soon became the top distributor at a major retail chain serving over 50 stores in Southern California. At age 24, he started selling Real Estate despite knowing almost nothing about it. Within his first year he was named Rookie of the Year. Shortly after that he became the companies #1 Home Seller out of 500+ agents and one of the top selling Realtors in the United States. Kanoa has been in the top 1% of USA sales each and ever year since.
Zandra was born in rural Indiana and was raised on the family farm. In her early teens, she moved to Dana Point and worked hard all throughout High School. She found her passion early in life as a hairstylist, working for a famous hair salon in Newport Beach styling many movie stars and celebrities. Zandra has also been an accomplished pilot for over 35 years and has a passion for cooking and trying new recipes. After 40 years as a hairdresser, she left to go into the Real Estate business with Kanoa.
Kanoa and Zandra are happily married and have five children between them; Brooke, Shawn, Nick, Kayla and Samantha. They enjoy spending time with family, going to the beach and hiking in the hills. Being a Portola Hills resident gives them the unique benefit of exciting buyers about the lifestyle they are selling. They believe that if you market smarter, work harder and negotiate better you will achieve the best results. Kanoa and Zandra feel there is no better neighborhood in Orange Country that can give you convenient and easy access to nature, world class entertainment and close proximity to OC’s beautiful beaches. They treat each and every sale as if it were their own. With Kanoa and Zandra representing you, you’ll be rest assured you are in good hands. They will fight to get you top dollar and results you can smile about.
Buying and selling a house can be quite an overwhelming and daunting task. We reached out to the Watt’s to sell our house and eventually buying a new house. What we did not expect was the calm, guiding voices that helped turn this experience from frightening to joyous. Kanoa and Zandra skillfully advised us through the intricacies of getting our house ready to be sold. They talked with us, consoled us and calmed our (sometimes many) fears every step of the way. They consistently checked in on us and reminded us about the joy of the journey. The honesty and supportive attitude of this dynamic team turned into a true friendship. We are forever thankful for their guidance. A recommendation will never do the justice of what Kanoa and Zandra have done for our family. Quite simply, they are wonderful , honest, kind human beings who are experts in their field and life changers for our family.
Bill and I could not have been happier with the level of service we received. You are both extremely personable and helpful and you surely know Portola Hills! I’ve sold properties in the past, and have never had any agent go to the level of detail you both did getting the house ready to list. Kanoa and Zandra’s follow-through is unprecedented on every level. We enjoyed working with you on every aspect of the process from start to finish, and would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.
Selling our condo and buying a larger property while expecting a baby during a pandemic seemed like a very daunting task. Thankfully, working with Kanoa and Zandra made the process smooth sailing! From the very start, the Watt’s were extremely professional. They gave great advice when it came to staging our home and not only did we end up selling our house quickly, we sold at a price that was higher than asking! Throughout the whole process of selling, they made sure that we were comfortable and kept us informed as to what we should expect. If you are looking to buy or sell in Portola Hills, we suggest that the Watt’s be your first call. They do a superb job with marketing, give good advice, and nobody knows the area better!
Kanoa is a highly skilled agent with extensive experience with the Portola Hills market. With Kanoa and Zandra as a team they were able to have multiple offers on the table in the first week. They made it easy to get through the process by walking us through all phases step by step. I have several friends that are agents but we chose Kanoa because of his experience and past performance in our local market. The Watt’s are the ones you want when buying or selling in Portola Hills.