Kevin A Kent


Kevin is a respected Real Estate Professional with Villa Real Estate based in Newport Beach, California. Kevin prides himself on having extensive knowledge of the real estate market, sophisticated negotiation skills, innovative marketing technologies and unparalleled client rapport. He is known for his friendly demeanor, integrity, and professionalism.

Kevin was raised in San Diego, California. He was an accomplished musician and agent for the Musicians Union at the age of 19. After studying music composition at SDSU he went on to become an entrepreneur and sales executive in the electronic music business. First in Silicon Valley and then to Santa Cruz and Hollywood in the 1980’s. Working for an Apple company at the Record Plant Recording Studios with sister studios on the lot of Paramount Studios, he helped launch the brand in Hollywood. Moving to Orange County to raise his children, who are now adults finishing college.

Kevin began buying and selling properties as personal investments in the early 1980’s when interest rates were at an astounding 15%. He personally bought and sold a dozen homes before getting his real estate license. In the early 2,000’s he had fun flipping houses in the mountains. His skilled eye for finding undervalued properties that needed a facelift was his key to success. Kevin’s areas of expertise encompass all price ranges including multimillion-dollar luxury estates, entry-level homes, condos, investment properties and buildable land.

His hi-tech sales and marketing background taught him the importance of effective and distinctive marketing with the brands or properties he represents. His reputation for presenting his clients with unique opportunities has helped him generate an international client base from China, Switzerland, and England. Kevin joined forces with Villa Real Estate because of the teams superb marketing vision, infrastructure, and reputation across multiple markets.

Kevin along with his wife of almost 25 years raised their children in Irvine. The families love of the water caused him to live on the south lake and they know the beaches of the gold coast as well as any native can. Kevin spends his spare time with his family following Orange County baseball, photography and writing from novels to movie scripts. He has written several feature films and even directed a romantic comedy feature shot mostly in Crystal Cove. The art of “story-telling” and knowing the local history and stories is essential to selling the emotional values of a new home to live in.


  • California Real Estate Sales and Brokers License, #01992269
  • California Licensed Real Estate Professional since 2015
  • Founding Board member of the Producer’s Guild of America, PGA
  • Specializing in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano properties.
  • Specializing in luxury estates, family homes, and investment properties.
  • Author of “Buying and Selling Real Estate” for Southern California
  • “Rookie of the Year” for Southern California, Keller Williams
  • Member of the Orange County Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Member of the Southern California Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Member of the Orange County Association of Realtors®
  • Member of the California Association of Realtors®
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors®


Thank you so much for your warm and supportive comments.

We met Kevin at a open house he was hosting. After spending sometime with him we found he would be a good person to work with. When it came to writing an offer Kevin used aggressive tactics to ensure us the best deal possible which he produced. We just closed escrow on a home in Eastside Costa Mesa, my wife and I very happy with our deal and charming new home!

Jeffrey Ochoa, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

"Exceptional - Kevin has strong integrity, stays in constant communication, navigated two difficult deals simultaneously with two ridiculously difficult (and unprofessional) agents and kept his cool and positive attitude the entire time. He’s an excellent networker and marketer and as a broker myself, I still choose to work with Kevin on my own deals. Thanks Kevin for your hard work and effort!"

mischik, 106 Luminous, Irvine

"There's working hard and there's working smart. Kevin Kent does both."

Deirdre Symons, Seller & Buyer

“Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in the sale of my Mom’s condo. His marketing methods and sales practices we’re extremely effective; the house sold on the first open house. He got over the asking price the next day. We will definitely be working with Kevin again for our own move at the end of 2018.”

Jerry Holzinger, Trust Executor

“I’ve known Kevin for over 35 years. We were very pleased with the communications and how he handled this deal. He was very concerned about our feelings and needs and of course getting the deal. The result was my wife and I have a new home in a great location in Newport Beach.”

Alan Howarth

“Thank you, Kevin, for finding us such a great home. We appreciate your diligence in searching for just the right property until you hit the bullseye.”

Robert Harp

" 我是美国移民, 来美国20几年了, 从事地产投资行业的工作。我于去年7月初认识Kevin A. Kent 我们进行的初次见面并且进行了深入交谈了解。最后,他为我们在尔湾物色和成功投得一套房产, 让我们非常满意!Kevin A. Kent市场营销学的专业背景,加州房地产经纪从业资格证,具备扎实的房产专业知识。多年的房地产投资经历使其具备精准的信息分析能力,敏锐的市场洞察力,以及高效的执行力。有广博扎实的专业知识。通晓有关加州房地产法律、法规、条例,通晓房地产交易、房产价格评估等专业知识。奉守“专一, 坦诚, 信任, 诚恳”的从业原则,擅长聆听客户需求,运用娴熟的谈判技巧为客户获取最大利益,帮助客户做出最适合自己的选择。Kevin A. Kent是我在买房中遇到最优秀的房地产经纪人,他与其他地产经纪人最大的不同点,就是他在为我们房屋买卖交易时,总是把我们的利益放在第一位,考虑的是如何让我们获得最大的利益和得到最优质的服务,买到最称心的房子。Kevin A. Kent在加州生活工作几十年,又从事多年地产经纪,对加州地区非常了解,掌握大量的房源及信息,并能熟练的运用地产经纪的知识和相关法律,千方百计为客户找到合适的房源,维护客户的利益。为我这次成功购房,我再一次感谢Kevin A. Kent,并衷心地向大家推荐,Kevin A. Kent是诚恳热情,值得信赖的地产经纪人。"

Andy Zhou

Working with Kevin Kent was an absolute pleasure! I was the listing agent and he represented the buyers. From the beginning to the end of the transaction he was in constant contact with me. If an obstacle came up it was dealt with immediately and professionally. Near the end of the transaction, we were actually ahead of schedule and in a position to close escrow early! I would work with Kevin Kent again in a heartbeat!

Gilda Johnson - Seven Gables Real Estate

It only took two weeks from the time we put it on the market till we had an offer that became the closing deal. Kevin and his crew were efficient and knowledgeable through the entire process, Kevin Kent is a true people person keeping calm cool and Collective at hand all the time, I highly recommend Kevin for his skills in this business for everyone.

Steve Nichols

Recently, my friend Steve and his wife retained his friend Kevin Kent to market and sell their home in Santee near San Diego. I have a legal and sales background and Steve was grateful that I was keeping an eye on the process for him. I had been a homeowner several times over the years and actually understood what is in the inch thick stack of papers home buyers and sellers have to sign. I realized very quickly that Kevin is a top-notch real estate professional. Apparently he normally handles multi-million dollar properties, but it was refreshing to see that Kevin treated Steve's sale as though it too were a mansion. Kevin was very knowledgeable, he conducted good faith negotiations, he was accommodating with the buyer's reasonable demands but firm when he had to draw the line to safeguard Steve's best interests. I liked that particular attribute a lot. Steve was advised of every step of the process in advance by Kevin, so there were no surprises for Steve and his wife. Kevin immediately smoothed out all of the little bumps in the road that seem to pop up in real estate transactions. Very quickly Steve went from worrying about what are we going to do about this problem to "me and the wife know Kevin will get it handled." Steve is very pleased with the outcome and Kevin impressed him. Kevin impressed me too. If you need a great real estate agent to get you into or out of a home, Kevin Kent is the creme de la creme.

Dennis S.