Fred is a Realtor that specializes in helping people buy and sell condos, single family homes and multi-unit investment properties.
Fred's focus is in Downtown Chicago as well as many areas beyond the City Center. In addition to his own Bucktown neighborhood, he's active in Andersonville, Edgewater, Gold Coast and River North, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, the Loop including the South and West Loop, North Center, Uptown, West Town, Wicker Park and other neighborhoods including adjacent suburbs and the North Shore.
Fred's real estate career began in 1996 after several years of homebuilding and a sales management and marketing career with two high-end residential building material manufacturers. He's been associated with Chicago's innovative and dynamic @properties since 2007. His career sales exceed $200,000,000.
Nearly 100% of Fred's business is by referral. His mission is to facilitate a purchase or sale in the most professional, smooth and enjoyable way possible. The clients' interests are always Fred's primary concern both during the transaction and well as after everyone leaves the closing table. His philosphy has always been "clients are for life, not a transaction" and clients have always rewarded him with their referrals and additional transactions.
Moving can be stressful, but Fred's preferred professionals and service providers also help make buying or selling go smoothly. Clients often tap into his network of attorney's, lenders, contractors, handymen, painters, landscapers, plumbers, HVAC contractors etc. long after their transaction is completed. Fred also maintains contact with like-minded Realtors across the US and Canada so that his clients have access to real estate services outside the Chicago area.
Fred grew up in Northwest Ohio and graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a degree in Business Administration. Chicago has been home since 1987. His hobbies include extensive travel, the outdoors, sailing and architecture. He lives in Bucktown with his rescued Lab, Riley.
Clients are saying:
""Fred is the definition of professional. His willingness to go above and beyond made our first home purchase a breeze." Michael (Albany Park)"
""Fred was an absolute pleasure to work with! This was our first home purchase and he helped us every step of the way -he was quick to assist us with any questions we had and I truly felt like he had our best interests in mind. Fred helped us find our dream place and I would I would not hesitate to reach out to him again in the future!" Mariann G. (Lakeview)"
""A friend of mine who had also used Fred to purchase her first home recommended him to me, and I was so glad she did. Fred was very thorough and knowledgeable about all of the various properties we visited. Ultimately, the reason I got my home was all thanks to Fred and his experience and strong professional relationships with others in the real estate industry within Chicago. This was my first experience purchasing a home and Fred helped me every step of the way. Can't say enough how thankful I am for his guidance and professionalism throughout this entire process." Lauren P. (Lakeview)"
""Working with Fred was a true pleasure.. He was very deliberate in explaining all aspects of the transaction, and went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything went smoothly with the sale of my condo." David (Buena Park)"
""Fred was so easy to work with. I greatly appreciated his knowledge, experience and the personal element he brought to the property sale process. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone." Joe (Andersonville)"