Mary Ann Knell & the Knell Group of Coldwell Banker Honig Bell Named One of America's Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals/Professional Teams by the Wall Street Journal

The Knell Group, Peoria, Had an Impressive $47,092,750 in Volume Becoming One of Peoria’s Top Professionals

Peoria, IL, December 10, 2011 --( Mary Ann Knell of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends. She is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. Knell is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1 million REALTORS® nationwide.

The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals was announced on September 6, 2011 with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

Individual Sales Professionals – Sales volume
Individual Sales Professionals – Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
Team Professionals – Sales Volume
Team Professionals – Transaction sides

According to The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals, Knell had $47,092.750.00 in Volume, ranking her 175th, in the nation.

“The best individual agents and teams – including Knell’s award-winning efforts – were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenging real estate market,” said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list. “Ironically, if you look at the top 250 in each category you will find that collectively, their sales volume and transaction sides held up quite nicely compared with the market as a whole.”

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as the The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Knell did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. “Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1 million REALTORS nationwide.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Knell, who serves clients primarily in Peoria & surrounding areas. “Even with the market’s challenges, it’s incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The four lists of the The Thousand can be found at:

Colwell Banker Honig-Bell
8305 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615

About The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals
The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals awards program was developed jointly by The Wall Street Journal’s Business Development Group and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. The Real Estate Top 1,000 honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.

The Knell Group | Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell
Mary Ann Knell
(309) 692-6100