Fred Carmean

Fred Carmean

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About Me

My specialty is helping people buy and sell condos, single family homes and multi-unit investment properties.


Downtown Chicago is my focus, as well as many areas beyond the City Center.  In addition to my Bucktown neighborhood, I'm 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.   


My real estate career began in 1996 after homebuilding and  a sales management and marketing career with well-known residential building material manufacturers.  Chicago's dynamic, innovative @properties has been my real estate home since 2007.  Career sales exceed $200,000,000.


Nearly 100% of my business is by referral.  My mission is to facilitate a purchase or sale in the most professional, smooth and enjoyable way possible.  Clients' interests are always the primary concern--both during the transaction and well as after everyone leaves the closing table.  My philosphy has always been "clients are for life, not a transaction" and clients reward me with personal referrals and additional sales and purchases.


Moving can be stressful, but my preferred professionals and service providers help make buying or selling go smoothly.  Clients often tap into my network of attorneys, lenders, contractors, handymen, painters, landscapers, plumbers, HVAC contractors etc. even long after their transactions are complete.  I personally know like-minded Realtors across the US and Canada, so clients have access to real great estate services outside the Chicago area. 


Northwestern Ohio is where I grew up and I and graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a BS in Business Administration.  Chicago has been home since 1987.  When not selling real estate, my hobbies include extensive travel, the outdoors, sailing, music and architecture.  Bucktown is home for me and my 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)"