Sibcy Cline Realtors Makes the Business Courier’s Top Private Companies List for 2020

The Business Courier published its annual Greater Cincinnati’s Largest Private Companies list and Sibcy Cline was part of this ranking at #113 on the list. It was the only residential real estate company featured in these rankings.

Robin S. Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline, was quoted in this issue of the Courier when asked about inspiring others in troubled times: “We are in the housing business and therefore, our professional life is everyone else’s personal life. Providing a sense of security has influenced every decision we make. While real estate was deemed an essential service at the onset of the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders, we quickly responded by March 17. While we had the technology in place to ensure business continuity, we needed to provide access, training and resources to ensure each agent and employee was equipped to leverage them. Safety, creativity and productivity continue to be our priorities. On April 2, we hosted a virtual continuing education class dedicated to fair housing, having no idea how salient and timely it would become. Sharing stories and supporting one another is as essential as providing the platform(s) with which to do it. We could not and cannot communicate enough to empower people during times of uncertainty.”

This 2020 list of the top 150 companies combined had sales of $50.6 billion and a workforce of 164,000 people.

Sibcy Cline Realtors Ranked as the Largest Residential Real Estate Company by the Business Courier for the 27th Year in a Row

花火8For the 27th year in a row, Sibcy Cline Realtors has been ranked as the largest residential real estate company by the Business Courier. Rankings were based on 2019 sales volume.

Sibcy Cline has over 1,000 real estate agents and over 200 employees. Founded in the 1930s, the company has been a family-run firm since that time. Sibcy Cline is a full-service company with real estate, mortgage, relocation, insurance, title and home services divisions.



Sibcy Cline Realtors Makes the 2020 REAL Trends 500 List

花火8REAL Trends published its annual ranking of the top 500 U.S. real estate brokers for 2020 and Sibcy Cline ranked #56 for transaction sides.

Sibcy Cline also ranked:

  • #103 – Closed Sales Volume
  • #13 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World broker member
  • #26 – Top U.S. Independent Real Estate Companies

Sibcy Cline’s Core Services ranked #16 in the U.S. with 7,369 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 REAL Trends’ rankings here.

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

Sibcy Cline Voted Best Real Estate Company by CityBeat Readers

BestOfCityBeat_2020Thank you CityBeat readers – you named Sibcy Cline as the Best in Real Estate for 2020. 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.)

Robin S. Sheakley – Named to Swanepoel’s Top Women Leaders in Real Estate List for 2020

SwaenpohlRobin Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, has been named as part of the Swanepoel’s list of Top Women Leaders in 2020 in real estate. She was among 46 women to make this prestigious roster. (See the entire Swanepoel Power 200 ranking here.)

In addition to this ranking recognition, Robin has been recently quoted in RISMedia’s latest magazine in an article titled “Sharing Tools, Innovating Resources to Kick Off a Winning Year”.

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About Robin Sheakley

Robin has been with Sibcy Cline for the past 24 years and assumed the role as President in 2018. She is the fourth generation in her family’s business to lead the company.

Robin obtained her real estate license while in college and began her career in the mortgage business. Today, she oversees the daily operation and sets the strategic direction of Sibcy Cline Realtors and Sibcy Cline affiliated businesses: Mortgage, Insurance, Relocation and Title. She also oversees Professional Development and Recruiting. She serves on the board of The Realty Alliance (currently serving as past chairman).

In addition to real estate, Robin is actively involved in the community. She has volunteered as well as served as a past board member for Cincinnati Country Day School and Ursuline Academy Mother’s Club. She is currently on the board of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s board and the Fifth Third Bank Advisory Board.


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.

Julie Back

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.