Julie K. Back – #1 Sales Agent in Ohio 5 Years in a Row!

Julie K. Back, Executive Sales President with Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office was named the top residential sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2021 (Pinnacle Individual Top Dollar Volume Award) for the fifth year in a row. The announcement was made on September 27, 2021 at the Ohio REALTORS convention held in Columbus, Ohio.

Robin Sibcy Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors says, “Julie has had an amazing year once again. Her business rose by over 32 percent from last year. Her sales volume was $46,000,000 more than the fifth-ranked Ohio real estate agent! Considering there was a world-wide pandemic, we are simply in awe of her accomplishments. We are very proud of Julie and very happy she is part of our Sibcy Cline team!”

In Ohio, the ranking of the Top 5 individual dollar-volume agents began in 2010. Julie was #5 in 2011; #4 in 2012; #3 in 2013 and 2014; #2 in 2015 and 2016; and #1 for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Julie was named Sibcy Cline’s top agent in September for the tenth straight year. In January 2021, Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors announced her as the top agent in the city with the Circle of Excellence 2020 recognition. That honor marked the fifth straight year for that honor.

Julie K Back #1 Sales Person in Ohio 2021
Julie K Back #1 agent in Ohio 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

Julie was featured in the Business Courier in April 2021 for her success with high-end sales. She was a guest for the Ohio REALTOR’s first podcast that aired in January 2021. She made the cover of Cincinnati Real Producers Magazine in 2019. Julie 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.

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.

Julie’s knowledge of the marketplace, her caring spirit as well as glowing referrals from clients have created a large business network. She enjoys working with other agents and sharing her passion and dedication for real estate.

Julie is based out of the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office located on Erie Avenue. Says Marie Simon, Vice President/Sales Manager of the office, “We are very proud of Julie! To be the top agent in Ohio for five consecutive years is an amazing accomplishment. Everyone at the Hyde Park office is thrilled for her. We see how hard she works. Her dedication to her clients is unwavering and now she is at the top of sales for not only Sibcy Cline, but our city and now again for our state.”

Says Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board at Sibcy Cline, “Julie has been part of our Sibcy Cline family for many years. We’ve enjoyed watching her business grow. She is certainly a very driven and a highly focused and positive salesperson.”



Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Michelle McNeal

  • Title: Supervisor, DMM 
  • Hometown: Taylorsville, OH (near Hillsboro) 
  • Current home: Eastgate area 
  • Proudest life accomplishment: My kids, of course; but also being a “Nana” to 4 wonderful grandkids. 
  • Favorite local hangouts: Padrino’s, Scene 75 

Sometimes life presents you with moments when you have a unique opportunity to do something of extreme importance in service to someone else. That opportunity presented itself to Michelle McNeal and her family on Sunday, June 14, 2020.   

Returning home from a lake vacation, the McNeal family pulled into their subdivision and saw the police standing at the door of their neighbor’s house. Soon they found out there had been a horrific domestic violence incident resulting in the death of both parents. The three kids now had no mother or father and no family in the area, since they had moved to the U.S. from Cameroon, Africa nearly sixteen years ago.  

“I couldn’t help but think, ‘If that was my children, who would be there to help them?’” Michelle said. They offered to take the kids in and within two weeks had legal custody.   

It was this act of generosity during that moment of extreme need that earned Michelle the Pamela D. Sibcy Community Service Award for 2021. Michelle was presented the award on September 10 at Sibcy Cline’s annual “Celebrate” awards event.   

Michelle, who is the supervisor for direct mail marketing and has been with Sibcy Cline for 20 years this year, credits the flexibility of being able to work from home during COVID as one of the things that has made the transition to her new family life go smoothly. In addition, she values her co-workers who help create a supportive work environment that “overall, feels like my family.”   

The feeling of family is something that Michelle knows well—and has a gift for creating, not just at work but in her own home. Within a few months, the counselors the family worked with reported the kids were very comfortable at the McNeal home and had adjusted well to the change. “They are all happy to be under one roof together…they call it ‘home’,” Michelle said.   

In the video below, Michelle shares her story:  

“Michelle is so very deserving of this award. She has changed the lives for three young people! After working closely with her for many years, her kindness and generosity are very evident. I was honored to have the Community Service Award given to her in my name,” said Pam Sibcy.

This is the first year the community service award has been named for Pam Sibcy. Over her 40-year career with Sibcy Cline, Pam has been involved with numerous charitable organizations including the American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospital, Summit Country Day School, Cincinnati Zoo (Zoofari), Cincinnati Bicentennial Salute to Our Stars, Aronoff Center’s grand opening, Dress for Success, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, and many others. Pam (and Rob Sibcy) endowed the Sibcy House at The Lindner Center of HOPE as well as co-chaired the capital campaign. 

Pam is the VP of Marketing for Sibcy Cline, married to Chairman of the Board Rob Sibcy, and is the mother of the company’s president, Robin Sheakley. She places a high value on giving back to the community and initiated the Sibcy Cline community service award many years ago to recognize agents and employees who are doing outstanding work to serve others. 

“Pam is the most compassionate and caring person and she makes working with her feel like family,” Michelle said.  “I’m incredibly honored to be recognized for this award, but the fact that Pam is so respected in the community for her commitment to service makes it even more special.” 

Michelle McNeal and Pam Sibcy pose together onstage after Michelle was awarded the Pamela D. Sibcy Community Service Award at September’s annual “Celebrate” event.
Pam Sibcy, Michelle McNeal, and her husband Jeff McNeal talk at the “Celebrate” awards event, held at Waypoint Aviation in Cincinnati.

Sibcy Cline Ranks among Top Private Cincinnati Companies for 2021

Business Courier Top Private Companies 2021

The Business Courier published its annual Greater Cincinnati’s Largest Private Companies list and Sibcy Cline was part of this ranking at #107 on the list. (Sibcy Cline’s ranking rose from #113 in 2020.)

This 2021 list (of the top 150 local companies) had $49 billion in combined sales and a workforce of 149,000 people.

Sibcy Cline has been in the real estate business since the 1930s assisting people with their home-related needs. Starting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company now also serves Northern Kentucky; Southeastern Indiana; as well as Dayton and Springfield, Ohio.

Sibcy Cline Ranks on the Real Trends Top 500 List and RISMedia Power Broker Report

Sibcy Cline recently was recently ranked two national real estate organizations: RealTrends and RIS Media.

REALTRENDS

REALTrends published its annual ranking of the top 500 U.S. real estate brokers for 2021 and Sibcy Cline ranked #68 for transaction sides.

Sibcy Cline also ranked:

  • #125 – Closed Sales Volume
  • #17 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World broker member
  • #32 – Top U.S. Independent Real Estate Companies

Sibcy Cline’s Core Services ranked #25 in the U.S. with transactions for mortgage, title, insurance and home warranties. Each of these divisions (mortgage, insurance, title, home owners warranties) were also ranked individually with top rankings.

Review all of the REALTrends’ rankings here

Who is REALTrends? This company a real estate news and analytical source and communications organization based in Colorado.


RISMEDIA
RISMedia publishes an annual U.S. Power Broker rankings list among the Top 1,000 U.S. Brokers. Sibcy Cline Realtors made this list ranking #51 for sales volume and #94 for transactions. (Rankings are based upon 2020 data.) See the list of rankings.

RISMedia was founded in 1980 as a resource for the residential real estate industry.

CityBeat Readers Vote Sibcy Cline as Cincinnati’s Best for 2021!

CityBeat Best of Cincinnati 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

Thank you CityBeat readers – you named Sibcy Cline as the Best in Real Estate for 2021 (again!) 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.)

Read the digital version of the magazine.

Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam of Sibcy Cline – Tapped as President of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors

Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam Sibcy Cline Kenwood

Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam, Vice President/Sales Manager of Sibcy Cline’s Kenwood office was recently installed as president of the board of directors for the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® (CABR). For the first time at the CABR and for the state of Ohio, Stephanie leads this board as a third-generation family member (as well as the fourth Sudbrack family member).

About Stephanie and the Sudbrack Family
The Sudbrack family’s affiliation with real estate began with Stephanie’s grandfather, Chester. He served as president of the board in 1947. Her father, Chet, – who was president in 1966 – encouraged her to obtain her real estate license while she was in college. Serving as one of her mentors, Chet inspired Stephanie towards a successful career in real estate sales and management. Stephanie’s brother, Chip (aka Chester) Sudbrack served as president of CABR in 2000.

Throughout the years, Stephanie has served on numerous committees for the CABR. She has chaired MLS Operations, Budget and Finance, RPAC and Circle of Excellence committees. She has also served on committees for Budget and Finance, Realtor/Builder and Professional Standards. With such heavy involvement and experience at the board, she was more than ready to start serving her second term on the board of directors starting in 2017.

2021 Board President
As board president for 2021, Stephanie is looking forward to growing the organization and ensuring members conduct business cooperatively and professionally. With COVID-19 still on everyone’s mind, she says. “We are fortunate to be in a profession that has been such a needed service. People are looking at their homes differently now and we are there to help those who want to make a move! I hope my leadership on the board helps our membership to work effectively with their clients during these unprecedented times.” Stephanie is also looking forward to help shape the next generation of real estate pros in the Cincinnati region through her board involvement.










Carrie McIntosh-Owens and Adam Klette – 2021 Board Members for the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors

Carrie Owens-McIntosh Adam Klette Sibcy Cline Realtors

Sibcy Cline Realtors is pleased to present two company professionals who have been tapped to serve on the board of directors for the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR): Carrie McIntosh-Owens and Adam Klette.

CARRIE MCINTOSH-OWENS

Carrie McIntosh-Owens, co-manager of the Sibcy Cline Northeast office, is the 2021 president for SOAR. She has been very active with this group for many years with terms as President in 2014 and 2017; Past President in 2015; and Treasurer in 2013. She has served on the board of directors since 2007.

Additionally, Carrie has volunteered as Chairperson for RPAC since 2016; strategic planning committee; membership committee; and the Elite Club committee. In 2014, Carrie was honored as Realtor of the Year by SOAR.

She is also an Ohio Realtors® Director, is a state political coordinator, acting as liaison between the Realtor community and members of Ohio Congress, as well as serves on other committees at the state level including: Communications, Professional Development, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Carrie is looking forward to her leadership role with SOAR for 2021. She says, “Serving our SOAR members is both an honor and a privilege and I am fortunate to work with this incredible group of Realtors. I look forward to serving the members of our real estate community this year.”

ADAM KLETTE

Adam Klette is a Realtor from the Sibcy Cline Anderson location. His background in technology has played an important role with the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors® and he has served on the Technology Committee helping to pave the way for the future with his knowledge.

This is Adam’s first time serving on the board for SOAR. He says, “”I am honored to be asked to serve on the SOAR board and I hope that through my service I can make our members’ lives better, more productive and more successful in the year ahead.”

Anne Goss of Sibcy Cline Realtors Named Realtor of the Year by Dayton Realtors

Anne Goss Sibcy Cline Vandalia

Anne Goss, a Sales Vice President from the Sibcy Cline Vandalia office has been named Realtor of the Year by Dayton Realtors®. This honor recognizes an agent who has contributed their time with the board.

Anne has been part of the Dayton Realtors® since 1985. She is a 2013 graduate of the Dayton Realtors® Leadership Development Program. Her work with the board is extensive – she has chaired or participated on many committees including: Professional Standards, Grievance, Professional Development, Membership Services and Equal Opportunity.

On the state level, Anne has served as a director for Ohio Realtors® from 2017–2020. She has also participated with committees including: Communications, Professional Development, Business Technology Forum and YPN.

Anne’s commitment to the real estate profession has also included serving as president of the Ohio Women’s Council of Realtors® in 2018. She was honored with both the Dayton and Ohio Women’s Council of Realtors® of the Year award in 2020.

She was honored as part of the Top 25 Women To Watch (Better Business Bureau) Women in Business Networking in 2013.

Throughout the years, Anne has earned numerous real estate certifications, designations and sales honors. She has been part of Sibcy Cline’s Top Club sales club since 2013.

Says Anne, “It is an honor to receive this award from my fellow real estate professionals. I have always enjoyed working on the committees and helping make a difference at both the Dayton Realtors® and Ohio Realtors®. Getting to know the Realtors and affiliate partners in the real estate industry is a plus.”

The Sibcy Cline Vandalia office is thrilled for Anne. Says, Mike Pierson, Vice President/Sales Manager, “We are thrilled Anne received this honor. The entire office feels she is very worthy of it. She is a great person to work with. She works hard to make our profession the best it can be.”

Barbara Chasteen is President Elect for Butler-Warren Association of Realtors in 2021

Barbara Chasteen Sibcy Cline Realtors

Barbara Chasteen, Executive Sales Vice President with Monroe-Middletown Sibcy Cline, has been elected by her peers as President Elect for the Butler-Warren Association of Realtors starting in 2021.

Barbara is thrilled with the election and is looking forward to serving her term. She is dedicated to making the real estate profession the best it can be.

Barbara’s leadership and experience serving the board is extensive: She served as a director in 2007; secretary in 2008; president elect in 2009; president in 2010; past president in 2011; as well as secretary again in 2013, 2017 and 2018. (She has also served a Director at Large for Ohio Realtors in 2012.)

Additionally, Barbara has served on many board committees including: community outreach, building, professional standards, website/social media, member services, finance/budget, nominating, RPAC/legislative and newsletter.

Barbara has been a licensed real estate professional since 2003. She was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio and resides in Carlisle. In the community, she is a board member of the Sorg Opera House in Middletown and a supporter of her grandchildren’s youth activities, sports and theater performances.



Robin S. Sheakley: Women Who Mean Business, Cincinnati Magazine’s 300 Most Powerful Business Leaders and Deloitte’s Cincinnati 100

Robin Sibcy Sheakley Sibcy Cline Realtors

Robin S. Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors®, has had a very busy year in 2020 with the promotion of new company initiatives as well as dealing with the Pandemic that began mid-March. Her quick response, motivating guidance, and willingness to adopt creative solutions to Pandemic challenges have given agents and employees a strong trust in her leadership abilities. With a strong year and record-high home sales, Robin has secured the company a spot among companies that are thriving during difficult economic times. 

This fall, others in the region have begun to take notice. Robin received three business honors in recognition of her abilities and hard work: 

Cincinnati Magazine’s 300 Most Powerful Business Leaders
This annual list showcases top, local business leaders. Robin was recognized as the fourth generation to lead the family-owned business at Sibcy Cline. She was one of 36 real estate professionals honored and one of only five women in that category.

Deloitte Cincinnati 100
Honors are bestowed annually to private, local businesses that portray leadership in making Cincinnati a great place to live and work. Robin was one of four women to make this list for 2020. This is the 24th year that Sibcy Cline has been part of this list.

Women Who Mean Business
The 12 honorees for this top-professional list from the Cincinnati Business Courier were recognized for professional achievements. Robin was cited for her tenure with the company along with her leadership in rolling out new relationship management programs as well as making a swift change during the start of the Pandemic in March to a digital and virtual work environment.