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

Enthusiastic and insightful with a willingness to help others, Katie Wallis is beloved by clients and colleagues alike.  With Hester Bell as her mentor, Katie has carved out a reputation of her own as the consummate professional in her over 12 years in real estate.  

A Southeast Texas native, Katie is the second of four siblings and a proud 2005 Hardin-Jefferson graduate.  In 2006, she obtained her real estate license and began working for Hester as her assistant. That same year, Katie married Thomas, who is currently an I/E Technician at Exxon Mobil.  Their pride and joy, eight-year-old son Keller and their sweet Bassett Hound Brennin, complete their close-knit family which Katie keeps as the focus of all she does. In addition to the Team of the Year Award she shares with Hester, Katie has been twice-awarded the Team Player by her peers at RE/MAX One.

Katie remains steadfast in her devotion to her clients and works to make the buying and selling process as smooth as possible, always being available to answer any questions along the way.  Her proficiency in technology and knowledge of the community are valuable assets to the team. The trustful bond Katie shares with Hester make them a dynamic force and the best choice to buy or sell real estate in Southeast Texas.