Meet the Team at Stone & Story 

Partnerships are Key

Forming partnerships is the key component to growth for Stone & Story Real Estate Group. The first was between husbands Darin Stephens and Brian Laird, married in life and partners with the business they formed in 2015. The following year, they partnered with Annette Stahl, a Realtor and designer who worked with Dultmeier Homes on new construction projects.   

Fast forward to 2021. Stone & Story partnered with Realtor Sara Fox and her team, specializing in real estate north of Topeka. "Stone & Story's background in marketing and aggressive company growth was evident in all of their past endeavors," Fox says. "To then witness in person the balance of that with their compassion for their clients and respect for others in the industry, well, it pretty much stole our heart!"

Stephens adds, "Sara Fox and her team bring the expertise, local knowledge, and experience I was looking for to expand our business."

Now, get to know the Stone & Story Real Estate Group:

  • Annette Stahl, Realtor and Designer: "My mission is to use my love of design to inspire connections and discoveries, create joyful vibrations, so people are inspired to follow their heart to create their dream life."

  • Sara Fox, Realtor and Team Leader: "We are in an industry where we are welcomed into the most personal part of our clients' lives. Trust me. I recognize the true honor given to us in being able to do so." 

  • Brian Laird, Realtor and Director of Creative Services: "What I enjoy most is the team of people we have built that I get to work with every day in some capacity, watching them grow and write their own new stories and careers."

  • Kelli Higgins, Realtor and Marketing Director: "I love to see a buyer's eye light up when they find the right home! I also love that this career is always changing and different. Helping people through the chapters of their life is so rewarding!"

  • Brittany DeBarge, Realtor: "I like the friendship I have among all of the other agents and staff. I also appreciate the image and quality of ethics that Stone and Story worked hard to achieve."

  • Abby Dunford, Realtor: "Initially, I loved how this team gives back to the community. I watched them volunteer to help clients and local business owners because they care. Now that I work alongside them, I love how our team feels more like a family."

  • Dee Ellis, Realtor: "What I like most is the feeling of happiness after helping someone to accomplish their goal, whether selling or buying. Especially helping first-time homebuyers get their first home."

  • Margie Grace, Realtor: "The way the entire staff treats people makes you feel appreciated and heard. They are a class act and want to give the ultimate service to all. I am extremely thrilled to be a part of the team!"

  • Ian McAsey, Realtor: "I chose to work in real estate because I enjoy helping other people reach their goals. Helping people identify their goals and then finding out how we can make it happen is the best job I could ask for."

  • Susan Rhule, Realtor: "It is my goal to work with clients from all walks of life.  I take great pride in helping both buyers and sellers realize their dreams." 

  • Lance Royer, Realtor: "I was in law enforcement for 30-plus years. I got in that career to help people, and I became a realtor to help people in a different way. To find a home they love."

  • Pam O'Toole Trusdale, Realtor and Transaction Coordinator: "I remember some of the frustrations we had when we were building, buying, and selling a home. I explain every step along the way to relieve any anxiety and make it an exciting experience for all of us."

 For more information and real estate listings visit www.stoneandstory.com

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