Tammy Young is named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Advisory Council

Tammy_Best_9Tammy Young, Relocation Director for Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, has recently been elected to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Advisory Council. This leadership group is comprised of business development and relocation professionals who provide guidance on key initiatives for the global real estate community of 565 market-leading firms that span six continents.

The Advisory Council works closely with the organization’s management team on integral relocation, business development and lead generation programs. Council members also mentor other affiliates and serve as ambassadors for the organization’s diverse program offerings. Members are elected by fellow council members to serve a three-year term and are chosen based on the merits of their professional experience and reputation.

“We are so fortunate to have such an esteemed group of industry leaders serving on our Advisory Council. Their commitment to our network helps us ensure we deliver highly-effective, market-responsive relocation and business development programs for our members worldwide,” said LeadingRE Executive Vice President, Member Services Kate Reisinger.

Affiliated with Sibcy Cline for over 15 years, Tammy has experience both as a relocation expert and real estate agent. She holds several professional designations: CRP, GDS, GRP LCL, LRS, PBD and SRS.

Sibcy Cline Realtors is the local representative of LeadingRE for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects top independent firms with 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Sibcy Cline provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

Sibcy Cline Marketing Campaign Wins First Place!

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A 2018 relocation marketing campaign earned first place for “Referral Promotions” at the 2019 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World annual conference.

The large-scale campaign was created by Amanda Moore (Social Media & PR Specialist) and Jane Bobel (Marketing Representative and Graphic Designer). The concept was inspired by vintage travel maps and postcards. The campaign included printable signs, postcards, e-postcards, and a branch relocation passport. (The campaign even included a custom #leadingREtravels “stamp” on all pieces.)

Sibcy Cline agents and employees were encouraged to use special signs to show all the places you could move to with Sibcy Cline’s partnership with LeadingRE. These pictures were then compiled and made into a Facebook cover photo:

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Travel “souvenir” postcards (and e-postcards) from Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Las Vegas were sent to all Sibcy Cline agents to inform them of upcoming LeadingRE events and services available at Sibcy Cline Relocation Services. The states selected are Sibcy Cline’s most popular outgoing referral states.

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It was a very clever and well-executed campaign that was very deserving of a first-place honor. Robin Sheakley, president of Sibcy Cline, was even asked to be a panelist at the conference to chat and share details about it.

Says Tammy Young, Sibcy Cline’s Relocation Director, “We were thrilled with the interactive campaign from social media to mailed postcards to passport signs in the branch offices and even e-postcards. It was a fun way to remind everyone to send those referrals!”

Adds Jenny Sand, president of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, “Having just joined Sibcy Cline in January I must say how impressed I am with the creativity of this campaign to bring more exposure to our referrals.” Adds Blair Schroeder, Sibcy Cline Core Services Director, “This first place award brought a lot of recognition to our Relocation Services division from LeadingRE. We are sure to be top of mind for referrals for those moving to our region.”

Congratulations to Amanda Moore and Jane Bobel for their creativity!

Sibcy Cline’s Website Earns Two Awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Sibcy Cline’s website – www.sibcycline.com – earned several awards recently from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LRECW) and their web quality certification (WQC) process.

Sibcy Cline’s website was submitted to receive re-certification for WQC and earned the certification in February 2019. This designation recognizes LRECW member websites that demonstrate best practices in a variety of critical areas relating to website performance, including usability, design, content, interactivity, customer service and mobile responsiveness. Participating websites are evaluated by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm. Sibcy Cline’s website was among 120 real estate sites to earn this certification.

Sibcy Cline’s website earned top marks for its usability, mobile responsiveness, design and content, SEO rankings and compliance.

Most Effective SEO Strategy Award
With the WQC certification process, Sibcy Cline also earned the honor of “Most Effective SEO Strategy.” Sibcy Cline’s website was noted for having a search engine optimization approach that makes it easy for consumers to find the website, with competitive positioning on popular search engines, unique content focusing on key markets, effective incorporation of social media and other tactics.

Overall Website Traffic Leader Award
Based on the WQC analysis, Sibcy Cline’s website earned a second honor of  “Overall Website Traffic Leader” for generating the most traffic from our site to the other affiliates of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network worldwide by offering local website visitors the opportunity to search for properties in other parts of the country and the world.

In 2018, http://www.sibcycline.com averaged:

  • 38,107 daily visit
  • 108,962 daily property detail views

Sibcy Cline’s website is the most-viewed local real estate website based on Alexa.com analytics.

Congratulations to the Sibcy Cline Technology Services team for earning these outstanding honors!

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.

Theresa Harper with Sibcy Cline West Chester is Honored with the Distinguished Volunteer Award

Theresa Harper Distinguished Volunteer of the Year Award

Theresa Harper and Robert Richardson, president of the Cincinnati NAACP.

Theresa Harper, a Realtor with Sibcy Cline West Chester, was honored with the “Distinguished Volunteer Award” on October 6, 2018 from the Cincinnati NAACP at the Freedom Fund Dinner.

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Curtis Fuller of WLWT and Theresa Harper.

Theresa has been an active member of the Cincinnati NAACP for many years and has served on the executive committee for 16 years. For the past 15 years she has served as the Cincinnati Youth Advisor, teaching leadership skills and empowering students to improve their community by proposing legislative changes and policies enforcement. She has also served as the State of Ohio NAACP Youth and College Advisor from 2013 – 2016 coordinating youth programing and training. Theresa has been involved for 16 years as the NAACP Chair of ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics.) This group pulls together 32 talent and enrichment programs for students culminating with a yearly competition. (Fairfield is offering ACT-SO as a class – which is the first in the nation.) Theresa is also very active with her church and currently serves as the social action chairperson.

Says Rob Streicher, vice president/sales manager of the Sibcy Cline West Chester office, “We are very proud of Theresa and are very happy to have her as part of our team. She exemplifies what ‘giving back to the community’ is throughout the year. She is very deserving of her volunteer honor.”

The Cincinnati NAACP was established in 1915 and is the region’s oldest civil rights organization. It focuses on eliminating discrimination and inequality through empowerment, economic inclusion, criminal justice reform and transparency.

Julie Back is Named the Number One Agent in Ohio and Sibcy Cline’s Number One Agent

Julie Back - #1 agent Ohio RealtorsJulie K. Back of Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office, was named the top sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2018 for the second consecutive year. This announcement was made on September 16, 2018 at the Ohio REALTORS® convention and expo held in Columbus, Ohio.

Tiffany Meyer, 2018 President – Ohio REALTORS; Chris Reese – Treasurer, Ohio REALTORS; Julie Back – Sibcy Cline REALTORS; and Anjanette Frye, 2019 President – Ohio REALTORS

In previous years, Julie has been honored as the #1 agent for the Ohio REALTORS® organization in 2017; #2 sales agent in 2016 and 2015; #4 agent in 2012; and #5 agent in 2011.

Says Robin Sibcy Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, “With over 53,000 active members in Ohio REALTORS®, ranking number one is an incredible thing to accomplish. This is such a tremendous honor for her and we are very proud of her achievements.  Julie works very hard for her clients and we are thrilled she has been recognized at the top for Ohio.”

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Julie was also named Sibcy Cline’s top agent in late August. She has held this honor for the past seven years in a row. In addition, she has been named the top agent in the city as part of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® Circle of Excellence in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Julie was honored in August 2018 as one of the Women of Influence by Venue Magazine and in December 2017 she was among the “10 Women Who Mean Business” by the Business Courier.

About Julie K. Back
Julie has lived in both Hyde Park and Indian Hill with deep local ties as a Cincinnati native. She is a graduate of Summit Country Day and the University of Cincinnati. She began her real estate career in 1994 with Sibcy Cline. Her sales focus has been on eastern Cincinnati including downtown, Hyde Park, Montgomery,  Mt. Adams, Mt. Lookout, Columbia-Tusculum, Madeira as well as her own neighborhood in Indian Hill.

Over the years Julie has made many friends and connections locally. These friendships coupled with her passion and dedication for real estate have helped her succeed. Her caring spirit added to her knowledge of her marketplace and has earned her glowing referrals from clients and respect of her fellow sale agents.

Julie is based out of the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office located on Erie Avenue. Says David Hummel, co-Vice President/Sales Manager of the office, “What an honor for Julie! Everyone at the Hyde Park office is cheering her on. It takes a lot hard work to be at the top of sales for not only Sibcy Cline, but our city and now again for our state.”

Marie Simon, co -Vice President/Sales Manager for Hyde Park adds, “Julie is a very dedicated to her profession. She puts in countless hours of time and energy to make her clients happy. Her success is the result of persistence and a superior work ethic.”