Sibcy Cline Top Agent Panel is a Success

Panelists2Sibcy Cline agents gathered at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine on February 13, 2019 for a “Top Agent Panel”. The afternoon was well attended with over 200 Sibcy Cline agents learning from and asking questions of their peers.

Robin S. Sheakley, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors, organized the event and asked the eight agents to discuss various aspects of their business. The panelists included: Judy Recker (Kenwood), Laura Sanders (Florence), Sue Lewis (Northern Hills), Julie Back (Hyde Park), Tim O’Bryant (Centerville), Torri Grace (Montgomery), Dan Vogel (Florence) and Steve Early (Kenwood).

These agents shared stories and tips of how they work their business – from making lots of phone calls to clients, hosting open houses and treating their client database as a “treasure chest”. They emphasized always being available for clients, getting involved in the community and using social media to keep your name top of mind.

It was a very inspirational afternoon held at a very inspiration place: Union Hall – a building that calls itself “a workplace for disruptors and the creative class.” There was not much disrupting going on with the Sibcy Cline event, but there was a lot of creativity and inspiration being shared.

Look for a video of this event soon on Sibcy Cline’s SIMON.

 

Prepare Your Home to Sell Now for the Spring Market!

Many people wait to place their home on the market for sale once spring rolls around. Selling your home isn’t a decision to be taken lightly and requires preparation that should begin as early as possible. Here are some tips to get your home “market ready” just in time for spring:

The Basics
The first thing for home-sale prep work is a careful assessment. Is there any chipped paint, worn-out carpet, or other things you might choose to live with but could be a potential turnoff to a would-be buyer? Rooms should be cleaned thoroughly and repairs made. For the exterior of your house it is extremely important to boost curbside appeal.

De-cluttering every room of your home is a key point of action. Remove family mementos and repaint rooms to more neutral colors. Your goal is to have your home appeal to wide variety of home buyers. When they visit your spring open house you want them to picture themselves living there.

Getting it Right
It’s important for homeowners to make sure everything in the house works as it should. For example, if there has been an issue with the stove’s pilot light malfunctioning it’s important to get that fixed. The same is true of testing garage door openers, sinks, toilets, garbage disposals, exhaust fans and other home appliances.

Open and close every window and door and make sure they don’t stick, creak or otherwise present a troublesome function that might frustrate a potential buyer.
Make sure any aspect of the heating and cooling system – regardless of season – is in good working order to help expedite the real estate sales process.

With today’s high-demand seller’s market, there’s a perception that homes “sell themselves.” However, if you want to get through the sales process (with hopefully multiple bids and a quick turnaround), doing all the little things can help ensure your home is in top-tip shape and will help make things go more smoothly. Work with your real estate professional to help identify the areas that could pose the biggest issues and address them in the best way possible.

Need more ideas? Look at some of our past blog articles for home staging and  selling quickly.

If you need assistance with home-related tasks to get your home ready to sell, contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can assist by putting you in contact with vetted home-related vendors.

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Events and Fun Things to Do throughout February 2019 in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

February 2019 events and festivals

You are going to love February! There’s a cheese festival, Fiona’s playlist is going to be part of a CSO concert, The King and I is in production in Dayton, there are several bridalramas and so much more. We have posted 70+ events, festivals, concerts and more fun things to throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Events are in order by date. 

A Little Piece of Heaven
Through February 3, 2019
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
An unlikely friendship in a tourist shop

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Through February 3, 2019
Dayton Playhouse at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, Ohio
A musical celebration of Fats Wallers

Junie B. Jones is not a Crook
Through February 3, 2019
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main Street, Centerville, Ohio
Interesting things happen to Junie B. Jones

Exonerated
Through February 9, 2019
Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky
True stories of six wrongly convicted survivors of death row

The Graduate
Through February 10, 2019
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater at 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, Ohio
Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson

Fences
Through February 10, 2019
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Story of Troy Maxson, a stare of the Negro baseball league

Ripcord
Through February 16, 2019
Ensemble Theatre in at 1127 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
A comedy to enjoy.

In the Heights
Through February 17, 2019
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hiphop musical

Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver
Through February 17, 2019
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Country roads!

Early Spring Show – Fabulous Foliage
Through March 10, 2019
Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy spring on a winter’s day!

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Cincy Winter Beerfest 2019
February 1–2, 2019
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Over 100 craft beers to enjoy! Plus live music and food

Chicago
February 1–2, 2019
Schuster Performing Arts Center at 1 W. Second Street in Dayton, Ohio
Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz!

Romeo and Juliet
February 1–2, 2019
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs romantic music

AleFest
February 2, 2019
Dayton Convention Center at 22 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
80+ Craft brewers and 16 local food purveyors

Annual Big Air 
February 2, 2019
Perfect North Slopes at 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Competition with skiers and snowboards showing off their skills

Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show
February 2, 2019
The Oasis Conference Center at 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland, Ohio
70 exhibitor booths and demonstrations

The Phantom Tollbooth
February 2, 2019
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Based on a child’s book

Fiona’s Playlist
February 2, 2019
Music Hall, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is going play Fiona (the hippo’s) favorite tunes

Cyrano DeBergerac
February 3, 2019
Lebanon Theatre at 10 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio
A fun play to see

Kobie Boykins: Exploring Mars
February 3–4, 2019
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
National Geographic Live! Kobi Boykins shares his enthusiasm

James Taylor and his All-Star Band
February 5, 2019
US Bank Arena at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Special guest Bonnie Raitt

Cincinnati Auto Expo 
February 6–10, 2019
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s only annual automotive industry event showcases the latest new cars, trucks, SUV’s, crossovers and hybrids available on the market today!

Rosa Parks
February 7, 2019
PNC Arts Annex at corner of Second and Ludlow Streets in downtown Dayton
Ms. Parks refused to give up her seat

Majestic Bruckner 8
February 8–9, 2019
Music Hall, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be playing wonderful music!

Dearborn County Home Builders Association Home & Garden Show
February 8–19, 2019
Lawrenceburg Event Center at 91 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Get inspiration for your home!

The Ultimate Home Expo
February 8–18, 2019
Dayton Mall at 2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45459
Get inspired for home projects

ArtsWave Days – West Side at the Covedale
February 9, 2019
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts at 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Excerpts from “Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver”

ArtsWave Days – West Side at Madcap Education Center
February 9, 2019
Madcap Education Center at 3064 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy a dance class and spin the wheel in the design studio. Reservations encouraged.

ArtsWave Days – West Side at the Opera Express
February 9, 2019
5216 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Glenway Avenue Frisch’s is hosting a big rig of opera! 15-minute performances.

Be My Valentine – Main Street Aurora Dancing on Main
February 9, 2019
Second and Main Street, Aurora, Indiana
Dance and socialize!

Bourbon and Bites
February 9, 2019
West Baden Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs, Indiana
Sip and savor bourbons along with hors d’oeuvres

11th Annual Chocolate Festival
February 9, 2019
8670 West State Road 56, French Link, Indiana (This is a bit out of our market area, but looked like fun!)
Live demonstrations, entertainment and lots of chocolate –all served up in 1920’s style!

Disney in Concert: Around the World
February 9, 2019
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
Be our guest!

Dancing on Main
February 9, 2019
228 Second Street, Aurora, Indiana
Be My Valentine theme!

A Salute to the Eagles – Dayton Philharmonic
February 9, 2019
Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Hotel California! Take it Easy! Witchy Woman!

Bridalrama Winter Showcase
February 9–10, 2019 
Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s ultimate wedding, bridal and future planning experience

Chazziz’s 9th Annual Valentine’s Car Show
February 9–10, 2019
Roberts Centre at 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio
75 cools cars!

8th Annual My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event
February 9–10, 2019
Sharonville Convention Center, Sharonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn more about animal adoption including how to choose the right pet for your family, how to prepare for your new pet, and more.

Rosa Parks
February 9–10, 2019
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Madisonville, Ohio (and other touring locations)
Show about Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat

The Last Wide Open
February 9 – March 10, 2019
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
A romantic play!

Amy Grant
February 10, 2019
Music Hall, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents Amy Grant, a six-time Grammy-winning performer

Off the Hook: A Sustainable Foods Event 
February 10, 2019
Newport Aquarium 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
20+ local and national chefs featuring sustainable foods from the sear

John Mellencamp: The John Mellencamp Show
February 10, 2019
Aronoff Center, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy Mellencamp classics along with new tunes

Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival
February 9–10, 2019

The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio
Enjoy cheeses from around the world!

Rodgers & Hammersteins’s The King and I
February 12–17, 2019
Schuster Performing Arts Center at 1 W. Second Street in Dayton, Ohio
A classic to enjoy!

Frankenstein – Aquila Theatre Company of London
February 14, 2019
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
It’s alive!

Perspectives
February 14–17, 2019
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street  Dayton, Ohio
Presented by the Dayton Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty
February 14–17, 2019
Music Hall, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Ballet presents a beautiful ballet to the music of Tchaikovsky

Our Country’s Good
February 14, 17, 2019
Patricia Corbett Theatre, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Life in 1799 Australia is shared in the play

The Snow White Variety Show
February 15–17, 2019
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main Street, Centerville, Ohio
A family production

American Pie
February 16, 2019
Greaves Concert Hall at 1 Louie B Nunn Drive, Newport, Kentucky
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will be playing!

CeCe Winans
February 16, 2019
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
Gospel music to enjoy

Nutter Center Sports Card Show
February 16, 2019
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Buy, sell and trade!

Rick Springfield at Hobart Arena
February 16, 2019
255 Adams Street, Troy, Ohio
Rick Springfield along with special guests

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids
February 16–24, 2019
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Based on the Disney classic film!

Dayton Bridal Expo at the Dayton Marriott
February 17, 2019
1414 S. Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
A bridal expo with 80+ vendors

Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show
February 17, 2019
4401 S Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Indoor and outdoor spaces and car corral

Hamilton
February 19 – March 10, 2019
Aronoff Center, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
This smash hit will be a sell out!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
February 21 – April 14, 2019
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Upbeat biblical story!

The Art of Food
February 22, 2019
The Carnegie at 1028 Scott Street, Covington, Kentucky
Area chefs prepare their cuisine as art

Dean Z in Concert
February 22, 2019
School for Creative & Performing Arts at 108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music from Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Michael Jackson

Celtic Spirit Featuring Eileen Ivers
February 22–23, 2019
Schuster Center at One West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
The Irish fiddle will play Celtic music

Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner
February 22 – March 16, 2019
Know Theatre of Cincinnati at 1120Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
An asteroid threatens the earth and you escape to a diner (which might be a time machine)

ArtsWave Days – Freedom Celebration
February 23, 2019
Freedom Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free admission all day. Arts performances  throughout the day.

BritBeat
February 23, 2019
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy music of The Beatles

Beethoven’s Eroica
February 23–24, 2019
Music Hall, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Leila Josefowicz as a soloist

Cincinnati Home and Garden Show
February 23 – March 3, 2019
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Over 400 exhibitors – get lots of great ideas!

How to Survive Middle School
February 24, 2019
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Sensory-friendly show.

Ambassadors En Concierto
February 24, 2019
Holy Family Church at 3006 Eighth St W., Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Boy Choir presents music in English and Spanish

Rags to Riches
February 26, 2019
Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, Kentucky
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Newport Ragtime Band

The Winter’s Tale
February 27 – March 17, 2019
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jealousy, rage and banishment

Around the World in 80 Days
February 28 – March 17, 2019 (various dates)
The Human Race Theatre Company at the Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
The classic tale is brought to life in this play

Julie K. Back is Named the 2018 Top Agent for Residential Real Estate Sales by the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors


Photo: Robin Sibcy Sheakley, Julie Back, Pam Sibcy and Rob Sibcy

Julie K. Back, Executive Sales Vice President for the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office, was named the 2018 top residential sales agent for the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. She has held this honor for the past four years starting in 2015.

Julie is not only the top residential sales for Cincinnati, but also has been the top agent at Sibcy Cline since 2012. Additionally, she has been lauded as the top sales agent for Ohio in 2017 and 2018.

Says Robin S. Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, “Julie has a strong work ethic fueled by her passion for real estate.  She is well respected by her peers and sought after by her clients. This award and recognition is not only well deserved but hard earned. We are thrilled to have Julie on our Sibcy Cline team and look forward to another great year together”.

Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board for Sibcy Cline says, “Julie is amazing! Her hard work, knowledge of the market, and understanding of her clients’ need have led to her tremendous success. She has been our number one agent for seven years, number one for the state of Ohio for the past two years and for the fourth time for the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, she has been their number one agent. What an impressive achievement!”

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Photo: David Hummel, Julie Back and Marie Simon

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Photo: Julie Back and the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park Office

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Rob Sibcy Makes the 2019 Swanepoel List of Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate

Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board for Sibcy Cline Realtors, has once again made it on the Swanepoel list of the most powerful people in residential real estate for 2019. His ranking came in at #89. This list measures the real estate movers and shakers in the U.S. and Canada. See the list here.

About Rob Sibcy
Rob grew up in the real estate business. His grandfather established Sibcy Realtors in the 1930s and his father, Bob, took over after that. When Rob was in his mid twenties, his father suffered from debilitating health issues and had to immediately step into the leadership role for the company

Under his watchful and entrepreneurship, Rob grew the company from a modest business to the largest regional real estate firm with 1,100 agents and 22 branch office locations.

December 2018 Home Sales Report for: Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Overall for 2018, home sales were very strong for average sale price, median sale price and sales volume. Homes are selling and mortgage interest rates remain low. Here is the December 2018 home sales report for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Cincinnati
Despite a slower December, home sales during that month were still one of the top three strongest in over 10 years.

December 2018 vs December 2017

  • -10.49 Decrease in homes sold (1,55 homes vs 1,849 homes)
  • 5.36% Increase in average sale price ($209,105 vs $198,458)
  • 5.74% Increase in median sale price ($163,900 vs $155,000)
  • -5.69% Decrease in gross sales volume ($346,068,339 vs $366,949,018)

January – December 2018 vs January – December 2017

  • -.1.60% Decrease in homes sold (25,606 homes vs 26,023 homes)
  • 5.74% Increase in average sale price ($213,950 vs $202,342)
  • 6.79% Increase in median sale price ($173,000 vs $162,000)
  • 4.04% Increase in gross sales volume ($5,478,412,381 vs $5,265,554,719)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors December 2018 Home Sales Report

Dayton
The Dayton region had increases in number of homes sold, average sale price, median sale price and sales volume for year-to-date in 2018.

December 2018 vs December 2017

  • -4.37% Decrease in homes sold (830 homes vs 926 homes)
  • 8.42% Increase in average sale price ($165,838 vs $152,963)
  • 8.53% Increase in median sale price ($140,000 vs $129,000)
  • 3.68% Increase in sales volume ($170,647,178 vs $164,587,989)

January – December 2018 vs January – December 2017

  • .72% Increase in homes sold (16,266 homes vs 16,149 homes)
  • 6.40% Increase in average sale price ($165,586 vs $155,621)
  • 6,377% Increase in median sale price ($142,000 vs $133,500)
  • 7.17% Increase in sales volume ($2,693,417,846 vs $2,513,130,160)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors December 2018 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky
Average sales price, median sales price and sale volume were up from December 2017.

December 2018 vs December 2017

  • 0% Increase in homes sold (506 homes vs 506 homes)
  • 5.39% Increase in average sale price ($189,208 vs $179,528)
  • 2.55% Increase in median sale price ($161,000 vs $157,000)
  • 5.39% Increase in sales volume ($95,739,427 vs $90,841,664)

January – December 2018 vs January – December 2017

  • 1.35% Increase in homes sold (7,293 homes vs 7,196 homes)
  • 7.08% Increase in average sale price ($193,416 vs $180,633)
  • 6.29% Increase in median sale price ($167,000  vs $157,210)
  • 8.52% Increase in sales volume ($1,410,587,895 vs $1,299,836,244)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors December 2018 Home Sales Report

Southeastern Indiana
The Southeastern Indiana region had increases in all categories: median sale prices, number of homes sold as well as sales volume in 2018 year-to-date.

December 2018 vs December 2017

  • 3.3% Increase in homes sold (94 homes vs 91 homes)
  • -9.3% Decrease in average sale price ($149,355 vs $164,677)
  • -11.7% Decrease in median sale price ($135,000 vs $152,900
  • -6.3% Decrease in sales volume ($14,039,359 vs $14,985,623)

January – December 2018 vs January – December 2017

  • 3.4% Increase in homes sold (1,267 homes vs 1,225 homes)
  • 4.9% Increase in average sale price ($166,688 vs $158,858)
  • 3.5% Increase in median sale price ($150,100 vs $145,000)
  • 8.5% Increase in sales volume ($211,193,786 vs $194,600,774)

Statistics courtesy of Rick McMillin – Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors MLS Homes Sold Report dated January 22, 2019.

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