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Meet the Team

Your trusted, reliable, and experienced real estate team

Ruth Story

Ruth Story

Broker, Listing specialist

Ruth started helping friends and clients with real estate in 2001, and has been consistently awarded since that time for excellence in service and knowledge of local markets. She is committed to listening to each client and understanding what they want to accomplish to move to their next chapter. When you work with Ruth & The Story Group, you choose a trusted name and reputation, built on 20 years of experience. Client reviews note her consistent ethics, excellent negotiation skills taught at her alma mater Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and standing out above the competition with customized client care and marketing. Most of all, it’s Ruth’s love for people that drives her to always do her best. For the last 20 years, Ruth Story & The Story Group have been ranked by independently owned Broker Metrics in the top 1/2% of Tarrant County Realtors and chosen by clients as one of the area’s top realtors in D Magazine, Fort Worth magazine, and 360 West Magazine.
Kati Van Cleave

Kati Van Cleave

Listing agent, New home specialist

Kati joined the Story Group in July 2015 with a focus on new construction and excellence in client care for buyers. Kati’s knowledge of Aledo, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, Southlake and HEB has helped over 40 families per year purchase the right home for their needs. Kati is a strong advocate for her buyers, negotiating on their behalf with builder representatives, and walking through their home every week to take pictures, recommending inspections as necessary, and double checking to see that everything is going according to plan. She has great relationships with the builders and guides clients at each step in the process, from choosing the best builder, to designing a home that will be a great investment & a delightful place to live. In the existing home market, Kati ensures that each family knows the pros and cons of each home during the showing. She won’t hesitate to point out flaws of the home that the average buyer might miss. She is committed to finding the home for each client that checks all the boxes on their list and is in an area that has a good history of growth and community. She takes a personal interest in each and every client and truly cares for each client’s family as well as their wants and needs in a home. She is a fierce negotiator and knows how to get offers accepted in a highly competitive market. Client reviews note her integrity, professionalism, expert guidance, and excellent customer service.
Calvin Cheek

Calvin Cheek

Office Manager, Transaction Coordinator

Calvin has been with the Story Group since 2003. He serves as the Story Group’s Office Manager and is a licensed realtor. Once a contract is accepted Calvin strives to make sure the process goes smoothly. Prior to working with the Story Group he spent seventeen years in sales with a large corporation. He currently resides in southern Tarrant County and enjoys time outdoors - camping and spending time with family.

Our Promise to You

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Honesty and Integrity

Our reputation means everything to us - so much that we put our family name on our business. As top real estate agents you can trust us to provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your family 

Beautiful homes - from the 1920s to the 2020s

With more than 20 years of demonstrated experience helping our clients smoothly transition from their current home to the next, we've seen it all … Upsizing? Downsizing? Job transfer? New construction? We are here to help. 


Real Estate Done Right

Curious about your residential home? Whether you're getting ready to buy, sell, in the middle of it, or just looking for some answers, we have the expertise to help you. More importantly, we are passionate about helping you. It's what we love to do 

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