OUR MISSION

To provide every client with an unparalleled real estate transaction driven by industry expertise and a fundamental commitment to Service. We will maintain market dominance through the success of our clients, associates and a devotion to the principles of trust, integrity and responsibility.

"Our goal is to help consumers make smart real estate decisions that move their lives forward, we are in the business of fulfilling dreams and we never lose sight of that."
 

In the early 1970’s, Ed began his real estate career with a local firm named Robert J. Honig and Associates. Beginning as a sales agent, Ed became one of the top salesmen in the state, and grew his business through hard work, honesty and a strong belief in family values. 

In 1984, after what was then the worst recession since the Great Depression, he purchased Robert J. Honig and Associates which consisted of 2 offices and 20 Realtors® producing approximately $20 million in residential sales. He changed the company name to Honig Realty and quickly grew to the #1 real estate firm in Will County with 7 offices and over 200 agents. Ed realized that the real estate industry was quickly becoming more than just a local business and began looking for a national brand to help maximize exposure to areas outside of Will County. After researching all real estate brands, one stood above all others. It was Coldwell Banker.

In February 1997, He purchased Coldwell Banker Bell, the two companies created Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell with 14 offices and over 400 agents. 

From 1997 to date, we have built Coldwell Banker Honig- Bell through recruitment, mergers and acquisitions. In 2015, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell purchased Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group and extended its growth within the Midwest.  With the addition of the The Real Estate Group, we are now the largest Coldwell Banker franchise affiliate in the United States, #1 in the state of Illinois and #1 in the state of Wisconsin.

Today, we are proud to say that Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell consists of 51 residential real estate offices, 2 commercial offices, and over 1,200 professionally trained Realtors® who were involved in over $2.9 billion in residential home sales last year. 

We pride ourselves on being a family owned, full service, customer focused company offering a full array of real estate services. It is with great pride that we offer you the services of our firm and its associates, all of whom believe in honesty, integrity and strong family values.

 

A Proud Heritage


A Proud Heritage

In 1906, Colbert Coldwell, a young real estate agent, observed families trying to piece their lives together following the San Francisco earthquake. Disapproving of agents who acquired property from vulnerable sellers and resold it at huge profits, and seeing a tremendous need for honest, knowledgeable real estate people, Colbert Coldwell founded his company with a revolutionary philosophy: the customer's best interest above all. In 1914, Benjamin Arthur Banker joined Colbert Coldwell as a full partner. Together, Coldwell and Banker forged a tradition of integrity, exceptional service and customer satisfaction that became the company's hallmark. For 99 years, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been providing exceptional full-service real estate.

 

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), has more than 3,000 independently owned and operated residential and commercial real estate offices with over 75,000 Sales Associates globally. The company is an industry leader in residential real estate, and in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Previews® International divisionSM