It is Now Legal to be a Real Estate Agent in Cuba


Never thought that being a REALTOR could be illegal, but in Cuba, selling real estate was against the law – until now.

Cuba has lifted its ban on real estate agents. Cuba made it legal to buy and sell homes in 2011. Now people can make money in assisting in a real estate transaction. Real estate sales was one of 18 new categories of employment that is now permitted with expectations to expand the Cuban economy. Read more about this here.

Thank goodness buying and selling homes with a real estate agent in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana is definitely legal! Sibcy Cline Realtors has been in business since 1930 helping people find their dream homes.

Have you thought about working in real estate sales? Contact Sibcy Cline Recruiter/Career Specialist Amanda Dole at 513-985-1221 or

Cincinnati’s Procter & Gamble Co. and TriHealth Make the 100 Best U.S. Companies for Working Moms


Working moms, heads up, Cincinnati-based companies, Procter & Gamble and TriHealth made it on the list of the Top 100 Working Mothers Best U.S. Companies.

The survey was conducted by Working Mother magazine and included information about women’s issues and advancement, flexible work arrangements, parental leave and company culture.

Read more in a Business Courier article about the work philosophy of Proctor & Gamble and Tri Health here. See the Working Mother magazine article here.

Need flexibility in your career?
Think about real estate sales. You set your own hours to fit your schedule. Contact Sibcy Cline Recruiter/Career Specialist Amanda Dole at 513-985-1221 or

Get Validated

This YouTube video is long (16+ minutes), but if you have the time, enjoy watching “Validation”. It has a great lesson!


Are you feeling validated with your career? Consider a sales career with Sibcy Cline Realtors. Your income potential is limitless and you WILL feel validated in helping people find their dream homes!

Contact Sibcy Cline Recruiter/Career Specialist Amanda Dole at 513-985-1221 or

Kindness at Work


We spend most of our waking hours at our jobs – is kindness displayed where you work?

Sibcy Cline agents impact people’s lives every day. They help people reach that dream of a new home. Or, they assist in the sale of a home so someone can move on to a new home, new city or new life.

Why do they do it? They love helping people.

And, by making a conscientious decision to work with kindness, they help make some of the stressful aspects of purchasing or selling a home, into more positive situations. A genuine smile and positive attitude does work miracles.

Lyn Watson in a Character First blog wrote about “10 Ways to Show Kindness at Work”. Here they are:

  1. Smile
  2. Never begin a sentence with YOU
  3. Encourage others
  4. Focus on others and less on self
  5. Choose words wisely
  6. Ask questions
  7. Listen more and talk less
  8. Watch your tone
  9. Be intentional with body language
  10. Control emotions

Read this very interesting blog article here and learn more details about these 10 ways to  be a kinder person in your job.

Would you enjoy helping people find their dream home? If you have thought about a career in real estate sales, then contact Sibcy Cline Recruiter/Career Specialist Amanda Dole at 513-985-1221 or

Ohio Real Estate BarCamp – August 21, 2013 at the Dayton Dragon’s Field


The second annual Ohio Real Estate BarCamp will be held on August 21, 2013 at the Dayton Dragon’s Field from 9:30am – 4:30pm. This free event (with free parking) is open to all real estate agents.

What is a BarCamp? Per Wikipedia, it is a “user-generated unconference focused around technology and the Web…(with) open, participatory workshop events, the content of which is provided by participants…”

What will real estate agents get from this day camp? Lots!

  • Collaborative atmosphere to share ideas
  • Friendly and casual atmosphere to network and learn about a variety of real estate topics
  • Share your ideas on technology, social media, marketing, photography and other business practices

Agents – please register here.

Questions? Please contact Cyndi Scarpelli, Vice President/Sales Manager of Sibcy Cline Bearvercreek. She is serving on the BarCamp planning committee.

Dayton Dragons Stadium
220 N. Patterson Boulevard
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Watch Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing? The Reality of the Life of a Real Estate Agent

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This blogger is an avid viewer of the Bravo television program, Million Dollar Listing New York. Homes on this show always sell immediately with some amazing marketing that usually involves over-the-top agent listing parties. Does this program accurately portray the life of a real estate agent and how homes sell?

Well, not really.

The show glosses over all of the hours agents spend communicating with their clients and contacts as well as attention to details such as paperwork and the creation of marketing materials. The Bravo-station agents seem to get listings “magically” without a contract in hand. Poof.

And, these Bravo sales agents are always selling very expensive homes in just days with full cash offers. Never a mortgage in sight.

What is Real
But what this show does really well is showcase how a day-in-a-life of a real estate agent can be pretty exciting and is always changing. Real estate agents meet new people every single day. And, yes, some deals can close fast – especially in this current, brisk real estate market.

We think the life of a Sibcy Cline agent is pretty exciting, too – especially when our agents help their clients realize a dream of a new home. That is one of the most rewarding aspects of the profession.

It’s also one of the few professions that offers unlimited income potential with flexibility in spending time at work or home. Let’s give a “high kick” to that.

Do you watch Million Dollar Listing New York? Who is your favorite agent, Fredrick, Ryan or Luis? Fredrick has such a quick mind for negotiating and a great eye for staging concepts. Luis get high marks for being creative and charming. And, Ryan has that tenacity to get the home sold. I enjoy watching all three – they are successful, love what they do and make me think about becoming Realtor and selling real estate.

Read an article here  and here about how real reality real estate shows are.

Success Means You Are Never Beaten


If you want to succeed, you need to expect failure along the way. Those who truly desire success are able to shake off such defeats and stay focused on trying even harder.

Walt Disney was not always a success. He was fired from a job for not being creative enough and the first business he started went bankrupt.

At Sibcy Cline Realtors, our agents come from many backgrounds – sales, engineering, teaching, nursing, homemaking  and retail positions, to name a few – but two common factors bring them together: the desire to succeed and the desire to help people.

These past several years have been a struggle for many people including our Realtors. Our agents remained focused and diligent during those tough times with their sales and are now very happy to be busier than ever listing and selling homes!

Reach out to us if you have thought about a sales career in real estate. Amanda Dole, Executive Recruiter/Career Specialist would enjoy talking to you about how so many people have achieved their dreams working at Sibcy Cline Realtors. 513-985-1221 or

Read a great article about never giving up here.