Fred Carmean

Fred Carmean


About Me

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


The City of Chicago is my focus. In addition to my Bucktown neighborhood, I'm active in Andersonville, Edgewater, Gold Coast, River North, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, the Loop including the South and West Loop, North Center, Uptown, West Town, Wicker Park.  I also work in 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 and  innovative @properties has been my real estate home since 2007.  My career sales exceed $150,000,000.


Nearly 100% of my business is by referral.  My mission is to facilitate a sucessful purchase or sale in the most professional, smooth and enjoyable way possible.  Clients' interests are always my 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, as a result, clients often engage my services multiple times as well as refer their friends. 


Moving can be stressful, but my preferred team of professionals and service providers help make buying or selling go smoothly.  Clients often tap into my team 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 stellar real 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:

"This is now the second home that Fred has helped us buy in the past 6 years. He is friendly and a pleasure to work with. He took the time to educate us on the entire process and was incredibly patient in helping us review countless properties. He didn't hesitate to steer us away from properties he knew wouldn't be consistent with our long-term needs and helped suggest neighborhoods/properties that he knew we'd come to value as our needs evolved down the road. His deep knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods, building codes, foundational and structural considerations really set him apart and make him an invaluable resource. Whether it's an initial showing, obtaining more information on a property, or placing an offer Fred's responsiveness is unparalleled. We are confident his negotiation skills on both the purchase and sale of our current home helped facilitate a better outcome than we would have achieved on his own. Finally, the depth and quality of his network of trusted paid off in all aspects of the process. Following the sale, Fred remains a wonderful resource for all things related to home ownership. If he doesn't know the answer, he knows someone that does. We always feel we can rest assured when working with Fred and recommend his services to anyone we know in the market!"