Fred Carmean

Fred Carmean

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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 Lakeview neighborhood, he's active in Andersonville, Bucktown, Edgewater, Fulton Market. the Gold Coast and River North, 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.  2013 was a record-breaking year with over 10 million dollars in sales and listifngs selling for 98.5% of asking. In 2014 listings sold for 96% of asking. YTD in 2015 his listings have sold in 8 days for 98% of asking.  His business is generally a 50/50 mix of buyers/sellers.  Over the course of Fred's career, he's sold more than $150,000,000 of real estate.

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.

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 smooth.  Clients often tap into the 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 East Lakeview with his rescued Lab, Riley.

Clients are saying:

"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!"