Charles Bell Real Estate was founded in 1946 by Charles Bell and is considered to be the oldest real estate & appraisal firm in Northern Ontario.

Frank Bell, AACI, P. App. joined his father Charles in the real estate & appraisal field in 1961. With 29 years as a Real Estate Broker and 40 years as a Real Estate Appraiser, Frank was well known for his extensive knowledge in First Nations Land issues and was recognized as a First Nation Land Claim Specialist.

Charles Bell Real Estate Appraisals Ltd. (2004) has been passed on to Frank's son Duncan, who continues the family tradition. Charles Bell Real Estate Appraisals Ltd. (Bell Appraisals) is an established, full service real estate appraisal firm that was formed in 2004 by Duncan Bell, H. B. Comm., AACI, P. App. and Thomas Cull, CRA, B.A. Currently the firm has a staff of 4 real estate appraisers whose reports conform to the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (C.U.S.P.A.P.).