Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Cia Farrar Knapp

Having spent 20 years as an escrow officer and four years in mortgage lending, Cia was already well versed in the real estate industry when she transitioned into sale.  In addition to her vast work experience, Cia attended the University of California, San Diego, as an adult, ultimately graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with a degree in humanities.  She also holds professional certifications in paralegal studies and photography.


As Director of Operations for the Hines Team Cia’s responsibilities are vast and varied. With her knowledge and extensive experience, she can be found photographing properties, acting as transaction coordinator, solving intricate problems, and working with attorneys on trust and probate transactions.  But her true joy comes from connecting with people…genuinely caring for and helping them.  Therefore, whatever it is Cia’s doing, it’s being performed with a sincere heart, a commitment to honesty and integrity, and will always be in the best interest of the client.


In her spare time Cia enjoys all things creative, with interior design, photography, watercolor painting and writing among her favorites.  She is an active volunteer with a local dog rescue organization, and serves in a leadership role at her church where she also heads the “Hometown Heroes Ministry”, whose mission is to honor and show appreciation to local fire fighters and law enforcement personnel.  Cia and her husband of 32 years, along with their three “furkids” reside in the beautiful country village of Fallbrook, California.


“Cia does it all.  She has had experience in so many different aspects of our industry that she truly is a valued resource, a wealth of information that clients can depend on.  You rarely see this and we value that she brings so much to our team.  We’re lucky that she chose to work with us in our new Escondido office,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.


To see what Cia’s up to, you can reach her at 760.451.0017 or email at [email protected].


About Windermere Real Estate


Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.


Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit