20+ years doing international sales and marketing for high tech firms, including: McDonnell Douglas Oracle and Siebel Systems
Computer Science B.S., University of Pittsburgh
Chair - Washington Square Affair :: 2015 which raised over $80,000 for the maintenance, beautification and restoration of Washington Square.
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Independence Region
Pennsylvania SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Fred has been selling residential real estate in Center City for fourteen (14) years following a long and distinguished career in international sales and marketing for high-tech firms. Fred admits that he finds guiding people through the buying or selling process much more rewarding. To Fred, real estate has never felt like a job. It is his lifestyle - he never gets tired of helping people find their place in the world.
There were many paths that led Fred into real estate. He comes from a family of real estate investors and he purchased his first investment property at the age of 25. Following years of real estate investing Fred found the transition into real estate sales seamless. Success soon followed again when Philadelphia Magazine named him a Five Star Real Estate Agent.
When Fred isn’t working you’ll find him enjoying the city’s many restaurants along with a variety of Philadelphia’s sports, art and artistic venues. Raising and training dogs has been a lifelong passion of Fred’s who finds that “it takes a lifetime of kindness and consistency to earn a dog’s trust.” Fred brings this philosophy to his work and enjoys the process of bringing clients into his life and transitioning them into friends.
While Fred has lived in many sections of the city, most of those years were in Society Hill where he enjoyed the historic neighborhood and Washington Square park. Giving back is important to Fred… he chaired the Washington Square Affair, raising over $80,000 for the maintenance, beautification and restoration of the park.
“Fred sold our home exceedingly quickly and for a price we never expected. “ -Brittany & Brian Coleman
“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.” -Shelley & Ann Stewart
“You have always, in all of my dealings with you, been extremely professional, efficient, considerate, and helpful. I thank you for all of that, and for being so sensitive to our circumstances.” -Gail Solomon
“Melany and I give Fred rave reviews not only because of his professionalism and competence, but because he finds a genuine pleasure in the sport and aesthetics of getting us good deals, negotiation after negotiation of detail after detail.” - Melany & Jim Coyne
“Fred has a deep knowledge of Philadelphia real estate, and we would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell here.” - Jenna McNeil
“Thank you for keeping our best interests at heart and going above and beyond in representing them.” - Betsy & Tom MacPhee
“When my wife, Deborah, and I decided to relocate to Philadelphia we used the Open House convention to interview agents. When we met Fred Manfred we liked his straight forward communication, market knowledge and enthusiasm for Center City real estate.” - Deborah & Benito Cachinero