Windermere Homes and Estate’s Chad Basinger Earns Prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation

Chad Basinger, realtor with Windermere Homes & EstatesWindermere Homes and Estates is proud to announce that Chad Basinger has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council.


The CRS Designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers.  Only 3% REALTORS® nationwide have earned this credential.


In order to obtain the CRS designation, under the Pro Program, Chad had to meet the following requirements; 16 hours of Residential Real Estate Council education, 10+ years as a licensed real estate agent, 150 transactions total, or an average of $1 million per year with at least 40 transactions, a member in good standing of the Residential Real Estate Council, and a member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®.


Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict REALTOR® Code of Ethics, have access to the latest technology, and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.


Chad is a native San Diegan, licensed in California (DRE LIC #01817600) and can be reached anytime at 858-997-3704, [email protected] or


*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit


Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.