Rob Sibcy Honored with The Carl H. Lindner Award

Rob SibcyRob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board for Sibcy Cline Realtors, has been honored with The Carl H. Lindner Award for Entrepreneurial and Civic Spirit. This recognition is bestowed each year to a business leader from the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 list of the largest privately held companies.

At the award’s luncheon, Rob shared his thoughts of his admiration and friendship with Carl H. Lindner and how Mr. Lindner influenced his life personally and professionally.

Read an Enquirer interview article of Rob Sibcy along with Pam Sibcy and Robin S. Sheakley about this award.

Urban Meyer (former coach of The Ohio State University) was the keynote speaker at the luncheon.

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Julie K. Back is Named the Number One Agent in Ohio and Sibcy Cline’s Number One Agent for 2019

Julie BackJulie K. Back of Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office, was named the top sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2019 for the third consecutive year! This announcement was made on September 17, 2019 at the Ohio REALTORS® convention and expo held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In previous years, Julie has been honored as the #1 agent for the Ohio REALTORS® organization in 2017 and 2018; #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, “To be the #1 agent for sales in Ohio for three consecutive years is an incredible accomplishment. Julie is very dedicated to her clients and has a tremendous work ethic. We are very proud of Julie’s achievements and are thrilled she is part of the Sibcy Cline team!”

Julie was also named Sibcy Cline’s top agent in early September. She has held this honor for the past eight years. 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, 2017 and 2018.

This summer, Julie was featured on the cover of Cincinnati Real Producers Magazine. She has been honored as one of the Women of Influence by Venue Magazine in 2018 and was among the “10 Women Who Mean Business” by the Business Courier in 2017.

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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.

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David Hummel, Pam Sibcy, Julie K. Back, Robin S. Sheakley, Rob Sibcy

Julie is based out of the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office located on Erie Avenue. Says David Hummel, Vice President/Sales Manager of the office, “We are very proud of Julie! To be the top agent in Ohio for three consecutive years is amazing. Everyone at the Hyde Park office is cheering  for her. It takes much dedication to be at the top of sales for not only Sibcy Cline, but our city and now again for our state.”


Sibcy Cline is a Top Place To Work!

Sibcy Cline Realtors has been honored as a Top Place to Work for 2019. This recognition was based on the results from a spring Energage survey of the company’s agents and employees. 180 local companies and 37,100 individuals participated in that survey.

A winner celebration was hosted by the Cincinnati Enquirer and held at Paul Brown Stadium on June 5, 2019 where Robin Sheakley, president of Sibcy Cline, accepted the award.

Says Robin, “We are thrilled with this award! Thank you to all of the agents and employees who participated in the survey. What a great way to end our fiscal year this month.” Read the story about Sibcy Cline’s company culture here.

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The Quest for Listings and Sales Contest – a Success!

Sibcy Cline’s annual listing and sales contest was a great success. During the 10-week challenge, agents acquired points by obtaining listings and sales, hosting open houses, attending learning and call sessions, attending office meeting and sending referrals. The contest celebration breakfast was held on May 2, 2019 with almost 300 agents in attendance. These Sibcy Cline agents were excited to see each other and have some fun.

The three semi finalists were:

  • Lori Pike – Middletown Monroe
  • Susanne Anton – West Chester
  • Team Hamilton (Regina, Gary and Jesse) – Harrison


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Sibcy Cline Ranks No. 48 on Real Trends 2019 list of Top U.S. Real Estate Brokers

Corporate48Top5002019CREAL Trends published its annual ranking of the top 500 U.S. real estate brokers for 2019 and Sibcy Cline ranked #48 for transaction sides.

Sibcy Cline also ranked:

  • #94 – Closed Sales Volume
  • #14 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World broker member

Sibcy Cline’s Core Services ranked #12 with 7,879 transactions for mortgage, title, home warranties and insurance. Individually these core service divisions were also ranked as top contenders for 2019.

Review all of the REAL Trends’ rankings here.

What is Real Trends? Real Trends is a real estate news and analytical source and communications company based in Colorado.

Sibcy Cline Named Best in Real Estate by CityBeat Magazine

Thank you CityBeat readers – you named Sibcy Cline as the Best in Real Estate for 2019. We appreciate you taking the time to vote for us and are thrilled to be honored!

Thousands of readers voted this year for their favorite local businesses and services. Look at all of the winners! (Sibcy Cline is located under the shops and services category.)


Rob Sibcy – Named to Cincinnati Magazine’s 300 Most Powerful Business Leaders List

Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board for Sibcy Cline Realtors, was named as part of Cincinnati Magazine’s “300 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders.” The magazine studied the region’s largest public, private and nonprofit companies “…knowing that those leading the most powerful businesses are powerful themselves.”

Read a digital version of this magazine. (Rob is mentioned on page 88.)

The magazine asked all of the leaders to share personal stories. Here are the 11 questions from Cincinnati Magazine to Rob Sibcy:

1. Where did you grow up? Kenwood, then moved to Indian Hill when I was 14 years old.

2. Education? Started at Concord School on Montgomery Road and graduated to Indian Hill and was a graduate of Indian Hill High School. I attended Washington & Jefferson College and graduated with a business degree.

3. Why did you choose this field of work? I chose real estate because my father was a Realtor and I liked the idea of being my own boss and having my success depend on my effort.

4. First job? My first job out a of college was getting real estate license and selling real estate for my father’s company.

5. Toughest challenge faced or lesson learned? The toughest part about real estate sales was learning what to do and how to do it. It was a small company when I started selling and there was no training department, so I had to teach myself. I learned you could ask anyone a question and learn very fast.

6. Best advice received? The best advice I got was once, when I was complaining to my father how hard it was, he looked at me and said, “If it was easy everyone would do it and nobody would make any money.” I never complained again.

7. What you’d tell a recent college graduate about entering your field of business: We see new college graduates all the time and tell them if you go through our training and are willing to work, we can help you be a success. Our business is one that can last a lifetime if you are willing to work.

8. Favorite hobbies or leisure activities: Over the years my favorite sport is playing golf. My friends and I don’t take it too seriously and we have a lot of laughs as we play.

9. Favorite Greater Cincinnati attraction: Cincinnati has a lot of great attractions making it a great place to live and raise a family. One of the best family values for the whole family is the Cincinnati Zoo.

10. Favorite Greater Cincinnati charity: My wife and I have been on many boards and charities and all have been for great causes. The one that she is currently involved with is the Lindner Center of HOPE and the Sibcy House which we were able to be a part of from its founding and continue to be involved.

11. Favorite Greater Cincinnati restaurant: Cincinnati is fortunate to have some great restaurants. One of my favorites is from the past: The Maisonette – it was owned by friends and we loved going there. Currently two that we visit often are Embers and Trio’s.