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.
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, 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 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, 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 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, 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.
Julie K. Back of Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office, was named the top sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2020 (Pinnacle Individual Top Dollar Volume Award) for the fourth consecutive year! The announcement was made on September 22, 2020 at the Ohio REALTORS® convention held online.
In previous years, Julie has been honored as the #1 agent for the Ohio REALTORS® organization in 2017, 2018 and 2019; #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 number one agent in Ohio for four consecutive years is simply incredible. Julie is very dedicated to her clients and has an exceptional 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 September. She has held this honor for the past nine 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, 2018 and 2019.
Julie was featured on the cover of Cincinnati Real Producers Magazine in 2019. 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.
Says Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board at Sibcy Cline, “We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Julie for many years. She is amazing and is a self-driven and highly focused salesperson. Julie is also very kind and positive. We are simply in awe of her success and delighted that her hard work has paid off. To be the very best in sales for the entire state of Ohio four times in a row is just incredible.”
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, Vice President/Sales Manager of the office, “We are so very proud of Julie! To be the top agent in Ohio for four 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.”
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.
For 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.
REAL 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.