Our Team


Hester Bell

Knowledgeable, dedicated and hard-working, Hester Bell’s reputation as a top-producing realtor is indisputable.  With her over 40 years of real estate experience serving Southeast Texas, Hester’s professionalism and expertise have earned her numerous awards and honors setting her apart in this ever-changing industry.

Raised in Liberty, Texas, the youngest of three girls, Hester graduated high school and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University in just three short years.  In 1975 she became a licensed realtor and was met with immediate success, quickly earning her way to the top in sales. A year later she married architect Milton Bell, and together they have six children and five grandchildren.  Hester joined five other women in 1988 to purchase the first RE/MAX franchise in this area; and after establishing its prestigious name, they sold the firm to Charlie Foxworth in 2010. Hester and her licensed assistant Katie Wallis, were awarded the Beaumont Board of Realtors’ Team of the Year Award in 2016.

With strength in character and a genuine desire to assist others, Hester finds joy in helping families find their perfect home.  She credits her faith in God as her guiding path to success and remembers often the words of her parents, “If you are going to do something, do it well or not at all.”  Above all the awards and honors, Hester values the relationships she has built and the connection she has to Southeast Texas.

Remember, To buy or sell, call Hester Bell.”


Katie Wallis

Katie Wallis was born and raised in Southeast Texas. She has been a licensed assistant with Hester Bell for 12+ years and absolutely loves helping people buy and sell. She is very devoted to her clients, easily accessible to answer any questions along the way and tries her best to make the process as smooth as possible.