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)"
"In summary, I thought Fred was great. I really enjoyed working with him and feel he handled everything very well and professionally, including the therapy part near the end to help get me to my own decision :)
I'm happy to call Fred a friend and my RE broker and would recommend him to anyone looking in Chicago.
Thank, Fred, for making a very time sensitive experience such a nice one!"
"If I could add in 5 more stars on this rating scale I would - I can't say enough about how helpful Fred was during the entire process of the sale of our home. From the first day we contacted him to discuss the possibility and timing of putting our condo on the market, he offered us helpful information regarding how to prepare our place for selling and the timing for going on the market that he would recommend. Once we were on the market, he made himself available for a number of showings and an open house and got us a buyer in less than a week.
Fred was nothing short of a miracle-worker in helping smooth out a number of issues that cropped up leading up to our closing date, and maintained close contact with us the entire time letting us know the status of every part of the process. Once we got closer to our closing date, Fred took the time to work with setting up a search for a new apartment to move into, scheduled showings and then drove us around to a number of new places until we found our new home.
Working with Fred as our realtor made what would have otherwise been an unbelievably stressful and hectic process into one where we felt relieved and reassured the entire time that we were in the best hands and that everything that could possibly be done to get our place sold was being done, and done right. I honestly doubt that our home would be sold right now if we hadn't worked with Fred, and I can't recommend him enough."
"Fred is very professional. He used his vast experience to set my expectations appropriately regarding how much to price the property, when to list it, things to do in preparation for the listing, etc. He is a very good communicator--I was never left wondering what was happening behind the scenes.
Fred went above and beyond my expectations!. I highly recommend him."
"Fred is an outstanding broker. He is knowledgable, communicative, responsible, patient, and most importantly, committed to getting the job done. I'm delighted to give him my unqualified recommendation as a broker and will refer friends and family to him in the future."