Meet Fred Carmean

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Fred Carmean



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, and 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 Christie's International Real Estate has been my real estate home since 2007. My career sales exceed $175,000,000 (MRED, LLC, based on closed sales data 9.94 through 10.23)

Nearly all of my business is by referral. My mission is to facilitate a successful purchase or sale in the most professional, smooth, and enjoyable way possible. Clients' interests are always my primary concern—both during the transaction as well as after everyone leaves the closing table. My philosophy 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 and family. 

Moving can be stressful, but my preferred team of professionals and service providers helps make a purchase or a sale 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. 

Northwest Ohio is where I grew up. I 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 my current home and neighborhood, although I have lived in Lake View East and Streeterville.

Member of Chicago Association of REALTORS® 1996-present. Chicago Board of REALTORS®s Grievance Committee/Professional Standards. Director, National Association of REALTORS® 2020-present. 









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