Sibcy Cline Voted Best of the Best in Real Estate by Enquirer Readers

Enquirer Best of the Best 2022

Cincinnati Enquirer readers voted late summer and again in early fall for their local favorite businesses. Sibcy Cline Realtors was among the initial nominees. And, with the final tallies in, the public voted Sibcy Cline as their choice for Cincinnati’s Best of the Best in Real Estate for 2022!

Celebrate 2022! Sibcy Cline Top Agents and Teams Receive Awards

Every September, we host an annual awards event to recognize the top agents in our organization. This year we gathered at TQL Stadium for an evening of celebrating wins and toasting to a successful year. Congratulations to all of our hardworking agents who are going above and beyond to help their clients reach their homebuying goals!

Rookie of the Year

Debbie Gentene, Voice of America

Sales Leader of the Year

Julie K. Back, Hyde Park

Sales Unit Leader of the Year

Julie K. Back, Hyde Park

Sales Team Leader of the Year

Andrea deStefano Team, Montgomery

Sales Team Unit Leader of the Year

Team Sanders, Florence

Debbie Gentene
Julie K. Back
Andrea and Linda deStefano
Brad Sanders

Regional Sales Leaders

Kentucky Region: Team Sanders, Florence

Dayton Region: Jackie Halderman, Vandalia

West Region: Sue Lewis, Northern Hills

East Region: Mahoney Group, Montgomery

Brad Sanders
Jackie Halderman
Sue Lewis
Mahoney Group

Community Service Award

Marcella Churchill, Monroe/Middletown

Rookie Agents Award

  • Debbie Gentene, Voice of America
  • Derrick Garcia, Kenwood
  • Alex McIntosh, Western Hills
  • Alexander Stamos, Voice of America

Ruby Level Agents

  • Tiffany Allen-Zeuch
  • Julie K. Back
  • Cameron Group
  • Nat Comisar
  • Andrea deStefano Team
  • Team Hamilton
  • Sue S. Lewis
  • Mahoney Group
  • The Riley Girdler Team
  • Team Sanders
  • Diane Tafuri Team
  • Tina & Candace Burton Team
  • The Waits Team

Titanium Level Agents

  • Oscar Asesyan
  • Celia B. Carroll
  • Toni Donato Shade
  • Steven Early
  • Jackie Halderman
  • Heimbrock Group
  • Jennifer Herron Lightcap
  • Team Lach
  • Jeri O’Brien-Lofgren
  • Roxanne Qualls
  • Laurie Simon Goldman
  • Larry Thinnes
  • Carl F. Tuke III
  • Keli Williams

Platinum Level Agents

  • Lisa Belinky Crawford
  • Elizabeth Bokon Onthank
  • David D. Dawson
  • Madison Eisenman
  • Rita Harrington
  • Brendan Morrissey
  • Judy Recker
  • Lori Taylor

Diamond Level Agents

  • Susanne Anton
  • Molly Bresnen Zuckerberg
  • Cheryl Brun
  • Gayatri Chandran
  • Teresa Durbin
  • The Fix Solution
  • Marcia Greenwald
  • David & Nicole Isgrig
  • Chris Kennedy
  • Tasha Klaber-Flood
  • Jenna Lockard
  • Dolores Mize
  • Kim Nachazel
  • Rebecca L. Orth
  • Aimee Pelletier
  • Dede and Jens Persson
  • Team Rohling
  • Robbie Schlager
  • The Schuerman Group
  • Patti Sibcy
  • Kathie Smith
  • Stephanie Steffen

Crystal Level Agents

  • Leah Beckman
  • Karen Bevins
  • Margaret Brown
  • Rebekah Brown
  • Nadine Catalano
  • Barbara Chasteen
  • Tim Cottrill
  • Darrell-Rich Team
  • Hannah Downs
  • Jill Fritz
  • Sarah Goldman
  • Lauren Grote
  • Jennifer Hemmelgarn
  • Dawn Isenhower
  • Angela Kemp
  • Amy King
  • Teresa Kraft
  • Neil Lobert
  • Mark Mattingly
  • McMahan Team
  • Susan Miller
  • Alicia Moser
  • Lori O’Brien
  • Cheryl O’Donnell
  • Maureen D. Pippin
  • Carol Rod
  • Ela Shapiro
  • Ramneek Singh
  • Allison Thornton
  • Summer A. Wiedenbein
  • Steven Wolber

Gold Level Agents

  • Tyler Andrew
  • Maura Black
  • Lee A. Brooks
  • Brosey Group
  • Troy Brown
  • Elizabeth Burk
  • Mary Lou Calvert
  • David Campbell
  • Sandra Carter Hall
  • Chrissy Clark
  • Mark Davison
  • Sean Dennedy
  • Kelley Doran-Wayman
  • Ellen Dotson Michael
  • Renee Durham
  • Mike Embree
  • Lori Gasser
  • Debbie Gentene
  • Anne S. Goss
  • Lori Hall Pollard
  • Sydney Hardoerfer
  • Tracy Heller
  • Sharon Hilinski
  • Rob Hoffman
  • Jenny Howard
  • Jen Klein
  • Lori Mitchell
  • Libby Paulinelli
  • Susan E. Rose
  • Tammy Schroer
  • Sally Spears
  • Tammy Stegemiller
  • Joseph M. Stein
  • Andrew Tanen
  • Rob Winterman
  • Charley Wolfe

Silver Level Agents

  • Dona Antoine
  • Jessica Back
  • Jennifer Baldwin
  • Steven Booth
  • Bill Bresser
  • Jan Burden
  • Teela Casseday
  • Jason Cozad
  • Marianne G. Culbertson
  • Lisa Daniel Allen
  • Michael DeFallco
  • Renie L. Dohrmann
  • Ted Dohrmann
  • Patty Dowd
  • Barbara J. Fields
  • Chris Franxman
  • Jessica Frazier
  • Derrick Garcia
  • John Gillespie
  • Kris Gilliland
  • Victor Godbey, Jr.
  • Team Graham
  • Walt Haglage
  • John Hensley
  • Cynthia Howard
  • Cherish Jessup
  • Cheryl Jones
  • Kirsty Kelly
  • Michelle King-Heusinkveld
  • Lorie Koehler
  • Kathy Lakeberg
  • Kathy Landstra
  • Madeline Lawrence
  • Therese Leighton
  • Melissa Leurck
  • Wayne Loudermilk
  • Sheena Lovich
  • Jenni McCauley
  • Maria McLaughlin
  • Jamie Mick
  • Galen E. Mills
  • Kim Moore
  • Catherine Mueller
  • Brian Northcutt
  • Nicole Palcic
  • Lori Pike
  • Lynda Pohl
  • Kristin Poirier
  • Scott Richards
  • Mary Rife
  • Paula Ritter
  • Pauline Rocco
  • Brooke Roscoe
  • Joe Sabato
  • Beverly Scott
  • Maya R. Scott
  • Amy Sigg Davis
  • Liz Simonton
  • Alexander Stamos
  • Pat Tenoever
  • Cynthia Tepe
  • Kim Vincent
  • Dan Vogel
  • Cathy Wasson
  • Diane R. Whitworth

Bronze Level Agents

  • Rajah Adhiyappa
  • Brenda Barr
  • Randy Brown
  • Mary Jo Champness
  • Marcella Churchill
  • Linda S. Clark
  • Douglas L. Davidson
  • Jamie Diebold
  • Cathy Fields
  • Joyce M. Franklin
  • Christina Fromeyer
  • Brian Grammel
  • Kimberly Green
  • Becky Gusweiler Poast
  • King Harrison
  • Ruby D. Heisler
  • Brian Hoffman
  • Joshua Hyland
  • Pamela Kissel
  • Kimberly Maiken
  • Christina McElfresh
  • Alex McIntosh
  • Nicholas Muennich
  • Justin Nickel
  • Natalie Nixon
  • Lisa O’Brien
  • Lisa Pettit
  • Juanita Richardson
  • Z. Ann Rowe
  • Rick Ruppel
  • Lauren Ashley Scallon
  • Carrie B. Schulte
  • Kathleen Steffen
  • Kathy Watson
  • Brian Weber

CityBeat Readers Vote Sibcy Cline as Cincinnati’s Best for 2022!

Thank you CityBeat readers – you named Sibcy Cline as the Best in Real Estate for 2022 (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.

Sibcy Cline is Voted Cincinnati’s Best of the Best 2021 by Enquirer Readers

Cincinnati Enquirer readers voted late summer and again in early fall for their local favorite businesses. Sibcy Cline Realtors was among the initial nominees. And, with the final tallies in, the public voted Sibcy Cline as their choice for Cincinnati’s Best of the Best in Real Estate for 2021!

The announcement was made via a virtual awards show:

We are delighted the public appreciates the work of our Realtors, support services and employees. It is always our honor to help those in our local market area find their dream home.

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 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 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.