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Don’t make a move without me.™

A Full time Center City resident and dedicated residential real estate specialist with 20+ years of sales & marketing experience. Degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh.

– Dedicated to assisting  clients in reaching their real estate goals

– Experienced/focused residential real estate professional

– Utilizes a variety of current technologies to serve client’s objective

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  • Jenna McNeill

    Fred represented us on both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. We initially met Fred at an open house, and he followed up with us when he learned of a property that he thought would meet our needs. We looked at houses with Fred for more than one year. Fred encouraged us, gently but persistently, to see a house that we thought was not within all of our specifications. When we finally went to see it, it was clear that it was the perfect house for us. The purchase of the house was complicated, involving an estate, multiple heirs, and law firms. Fred was very effective in representing our interests to the sellers' agent and counsel, and kept the process moving even while we were traveling. He was also helpful in negotiating inspection contingencies and time frames. Further, in selling our prior house, Fred worked hard to market the property, hold open houses, and follow up with potential buyers. He also was flexible in attending closing on our behalf, even when closing was delayed multiple times. Fred has a deep knowledge of Philadelphia real estate, and we would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell here.

  • Benito Cachinero

    When my wife, Deborah, and I decided to relocate to Philadelphia we used the open house convention to interview potential buyer agents. When we met Fred Manfred we liked his straight forward communication, market knowledge and enthusiasm for Center City real estate. Fred proved to be everything we anticipated and more. He took the time to thoroughly explain the processes (and costs) of purchasing real estate in Philadelphia. He used spreadsheets to organize market data in a way easy for Deborah and I to quickly become acquainted with local market values. And finally, Fred proved to be an effective negotiator, our appraisal returned almost 5% higher than our purchase price. Since moving into our new home we have referred other friends and colleagues to Fred and who have expressed similar levels of satisfaction. It is with great pleasure that we offer this endorsement of Fred Manfred.

  • Gail Solomon

    Fred has always, in all of my dealings, been extremely professional, efficient, considerate, and helpful. I thank you for all of that, and for being so sensitive to our circumstances.  

  • Brian & Brittany Coleman

    This was our first time selling a home, and additionally our first time relocating for work.  Fred immediately recognized, acknowledged, and empathized with the fact that this would be an emotional time for us.  He took the time to explain the process, always ensuring we knew exactly what our responsibilities were and what deadlines existed.  When we were irritable and stressed, Fred was a patient, kind, and calming voice.  He helped navigate the challenges of my wife and I being in different states, and worked with us to solve this puzzle.  On top of being a great therapist, Fred sold our home exceedingly quickly and for a price we never expected.  He navigated us through any challenges we encountered with professionalism, courtesy, and creativity.  While we've moved away from the Philadelphia area, we certainly would only consider working with Fred to buy our next home upon our return.

  • Shelley and Ann Stewart

    Fred Manfred was highly recommended to us by a good friend and business associate of ours who spoke very highly of Fred’s knowledge and expertise of the Philadelphia market. They said that if we were looking for a realtor who delivers with a great deal of professionalism, than we would find it with Fred Manfred. Fred not only lived up to his reputation, but exceeded all of our expectations. From the very beginning, Fred. provided us with a plethora of information. He was so knowledgeable about the market trends. Every encounter with Fred whether via an email message, text or formal property showing was met with enthusiasm. He provided us with 24/7 communications. We felt confident that we could trust Fred to find the property we were looking for. We have bought and sold eight properties. Of all the realtors we’ve worked with, Fred was absolutely the best. He was so focused and attentive to our needs. He anticipated our needs. He managed our expectations. He navigated and managed every aspect of the process with professionalism. Relocation can be an exhaustive process! Fred has the necessary skills to help his clients get through some tedious and stressful moments. Fred delivers on his words when he says, “don’t make a move without him. “. We have a lovely home and we are very happy with the level of service provided by Fred. Without any hesitation, we will recommend Fred to our family, friends and associates.

  • Alan Rubin

    Fred,   I have often thought of writing to thank you for all of your efforts in the marketing and selling of my house on 7th Street. Having lived in that home for 22 years, the process of opening it up for showings was in and of itself, for me, daunting. During our initial conversations discussing price, you presented me with data which clearly and concisely provided comparables that allowed me to confidently price the house. At the same time, you offered what you thought was the best approach to market my property to achieve the highest price and (hopefully) in the shortest time to help alleviate my many concerns with the process. There can be no doubt that your approach on both fronts worked. I had an offer on my house within 35 days of it being put up for sale and at a great price. I believe that this is a reflection of your attention to detail and dedication both to your profession and to me as the client. I guess the best overall recommendation I could give is that since the sale of my own home and subsequent purchase; I have had you represent me in the sale of an investment property and recommended you to my mother whose condominium you currently have on market. Thanks for making the sale of my properties go so smoothly.

  • Betsy Messina and Thomas Macphee

    I wanted to finally put into writing what Tom and I have been feeling over the past year or so. Thank you so very much for helping us find our beautiful home in Society Hill. You are truly a gem. Thank you for keeping our best interests at heart and going above and beyond in representing them. We always felt as though we were your only clients. You were incredibly professional and communicative; always accessible by phone or email and were always willing to show us another property, or six. Your orchestration of the process and network of professionals in home inspection, repair, escrow, mortgage, etc. made the entire thing seamless. We honestly don’t think we could have done it without you! Fred, you are a person of excellent character and great integrity; I consider you a dear friend.