In the early 1970’s, Ed Prodehl began his real estate career with a local firm named Robert J. Honig and Associates. Beginning as a sales agent, he became one of the top in the state, and grew his business through hard work, honesty and a strong belief in family values.
"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."
In 1984, he purchased Robert J. Honig and Associates which consisted of 2 offices, 20 Realtors® and 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, Coldwell Banker.
In February 1997, he purchased Coldwell Banker Bell. The newly formed Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell consisted of 14 offices and over 400 agents. This merger strengthened the company position as the #1 selling firm in the county.
The company has been on an aggressive growth pattern quickly surpassing competing franchises. In 2015, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell purchased Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group and extended its growth within the Midwest.
In 2017, the final stage of the merger was completed when the Illinois side of the company changed its name from Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell to Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group to match Wisconsin.
We are now the largest Coldwell Banker franchise affiliate in the United States, #1 in Illinois and #1 in Wisconsin. There are over 1,300 professionally trained Realtors® serving clients from our 45 residential real estate offices, 2 commercial offices, and are involved in over $3 billion in residential home sales annually. Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group has been honored with the prestigious Coldwell Banker Chairman’s Circle for 30 years. It is one of only 51 Coldwell Banker companies to receive this distinguished award.
Our goal is to help consumers make smart real estate decisions that move their lives forward. We’re in the business of fulfilling dreams and never losing sight of that. We equip our agents for success with an unmatched platform for marketing their listings by drawing upon our experience and taking advantage of what we’ve learned over the past 40+ years. In addition, technology has always been our cornerstone, which assures that we will be able to service today’s savvy home buyers and sellers. That’s how we continue to grow.
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.