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.

Rob Sibcy Makes the 2019 Swanepoel List of Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate

Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board for Sibcy Cline Realtors, has once again made it on the Swanepoel list of the most powerful people in residential real estate for 2019. His ranking came in at #89. This list measures the real estate movers and shakers in the U.S. and Canada. See the list here.

About Rob Sibcy
Rob grew up in the real estate business. His grandfather established Sibcy Realtors in the 1930s and his father, Bob, took over after that. When Rob was in his mid twenties, his father suffered from debilitating health issues and had to immediately step into the leadership role for the company

Under his watchful and entrepreneurship, Rob grew the company from a modest business to the largest regional real estate firm with 1,100 agents and 22 branch office locations.

Sibcy Cline Northwest has a New Location!

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The Sibcy Cline Northwest office has moved to a new location at 3825 Kraus Lane in Ross, Ohio off State Route 27 and Hamilton Cleves Road (Route 126). The office was open as of July 1, 2016 and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on July 19th.

Says Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline, “We are very excited about our new location for our Northwest office. We’re only 8 minutes from our previous office in Colerain Township. We are still busy serving buyers and sellers in that area. With our new location, our agents will now also be closer to the Ross area.”

Sibcy Cline Northwest is located at One Lane Plaza. The office space features 10-foot ceilings, modern agent support stations as well as several private meeting rooms. Says Sandy Stephens, Vice President/Sales Manager, of the Northwest office, “We’re a high-tech real estate office. Our new space is going to be a perfect place for them to conduct business. They can easily hook up mobile devices, tablets or laptops to complete any real estate tasks. Plus, our new 70-inch monitor is going to be a fabulous way for our agents to view homes with their clients.”

Sibcy Cline’s Northwest office has 43 agents with combined experience of 300 years and is growing. Stephens reported the office enjoyed an all-time record-breaking in May 2016 with a sales volume of $7.3 million.

Sibcy Cline Northwest is involved in two new home developments in Ross, Ohio: Venice Crossing, a 94-acre development that includes single-family detached patios homes; four-unit attached landominiums; and single-family homes. Homes are for sale from $215,000. The second development is Ross Trails, the former site of the Ross Trails Girl Scout Camp. This new home project is now constructing homes in its fourth section on half acre to 10-acre lots. Custom homes are priced from $300,000 to over $1 million.

Sandy says, “We hope the community stops by to see our new facilities. We are looking forward to serving our past clients and meeting the Ross community!”

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Those who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new office include Northwest Sibcy Cline agents and employees, members of the Colerain Township Chamber of Commerce as well as Georgia Leach of Ross, Ohio’s The Venice Cornerstone newspaper.

Rob Sibcy of Sibcy Cline Realtors Makes the Swanepoel List of the Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate 2016

RNS_Smiling.jpgRob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, has made the Swanepoel “Power 200” list ranking of the top most powerful U.S. and Canadian real estate professionals for 2015 and 2016. Over 1,000 leaders were interviewed and researched for this list. Rob ranked at #65.

See the rankings here.

About Rob Sibcy
Rob has been at the helm for Sibcy Realtors since he was 25 years old. At that time, he suddenly took over as president when his father suffered a debilitating stroke and later passed away. There was one office and 15 agents with the Sibcy Company at that time.

In 1980, the company had grown to six offices and 150 agents. That year, Rob acquired the Robert A. Cline Company and with its 235 agents, “Sibcy Cline Realtors” was established.

Here are some highlights from Rob’s career:

  • 1983 – Sibcy Cline Mortgage Services established as the first area real estate company to provide such a service
  • 1985-1995 – Sibcy Cline Home Videos television show showcased the company’s listings for 10 years on a weekly basis
  • 1995 – Sibcy Cline’s website is live. At the time, Sibcy Cline was one of only two real estate websites nationally – and the only one locally – that featured photos of homes on the Internet
  • 1996 – First in the area to provide a centralized call center to set showing appointments (The Appointment Center)
  • 1997 – First in the region to publish a full-color inventory magazine
  • 2000 – First in the area to offer insurance services
  • 2000 – First in the region to provide Home Services Coordinators
  • 2002 – First in the region to provide total residential MLS listings on the company’s website
  • 2005 – First in the region to introduce a mobile website
  • 2009 – Text messaging enabled via The Listing Line to smart phones
  • 2012 – In-house app created to facilitate the posting of photos of listings onto the website
  • 2013 – Full-screen photos of company listings on website
  • 2014 – Founded online auction website to sell household goods
  • 2015 – Agent app developed to encourage sale calls
  • 2015 – Sibcy Cline’s website ranked among the top 250 real estate websites in the US and Canada

Who is Rob Sibcy?
Rob graduated from Washington and Jefferson College with a B.S. in Economics. He has served on the board of directors of The Realty Alliance and is a founding member and former Chairman of the Board for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of over 500 independent real estate companies with 120,000 sales associates in over 50 countries.

Rob serves on the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Finance Committee, the Board of Directors of ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund), and on the Board of Directors of the Myers Y. Cooper Company and CBank.

 

Rob Sibcy Is on the List of the Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate for 2014-2015

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You know that Sibcy Cline Realtors is the “leader in real estate marketing”, but did you know that Rob Sibcy, President, is also a top leader in real estate in the U.S.?

Swanepoel has published its list of the “Power 200” ranking of the top real estate professionals. With more than 1,000 people reviewed, Rob Sibcy made this list  at #52.

See the rankings here.

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About Rob Sibcy
Rob took over as President of the company from his father when he was 25 years old in 1969. There was one office and 15 agents at the time. In 1980, the Sibcy Company acquired the Robert A. Cline Company, and with 250 agents, Sibcy Cline Realtors was established.

Throughout the years. Rob has been known for his entrepreneurial ways:

  • 1983 – Sibcy Cline Mortgage Services established as the first area real estate company to provide such a service
  • 1985-1995 – Sibcy Cline Home Videos television show showcased the company’s listings for 10 years on a weekly basis
  • 1995 – Sibcy Cline’s website is live. At the time, Sibcy Cline was one of only two real estate websites nationally – and the only one locally – that featured photos of homes on the Internet
  • 1996 – First in the area to provide a centralized call center to set showing appointments (The Appointment Center)
  • 1997 – First in the region to publish a full-color inventory magazine
  • 2000 – First in the area to offer insurance services
  • 2000 – First in the region to provide Home Services Coordinators
  • 2002 – First in the region to provide total residential MLS listings on the company’s website
  • 2005 – First in the region to introduce a mobile website
  • 2009 – Text messaging enabled via The Listing Line to smart phones
  • 2012 – In-house app created to facilitate the posting of photos of listings onto the website
  • 2013 – Full-screen photos of company listings on website
  • 2014 – Founded online auction website to sell household goods

Background
Rob Sibcy is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a B.S. in Economics. He has served on the board of directors of The Realty Alliance and is a founding member and the current Chairman of the Board for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of over 500 independent real estate companies with 120,000 sales associates in over 50 countries.

Rob serves on the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Finance Committee, the Board of Directors of ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund), and on the Board of Directors of the Myers Y. Cooper Company and CBank.

 

Sibcy Cline Realtors is Ranked Number One by the Business Courier as the Largest Area Residential Real Estate Firm

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Sibcy Cline Realtors has been ranked #1 (for 2013 net home sales) as the largest area residential real estate firm by the Business Courier in the May 9, 2014 publication.

The Courier also interviewed Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors, with a glimpse into his 48 years in the business for an article called, “For Rob Sibcy, Real Estate is Too Much Fun to Be Work.” See the article here.

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Highlights from this article:

  • Rob took the reigns at Sibcy Cline when he was 26 years old when his father suffered from a heart attack and two strokes
  • Rob really enjoys people in the business!
  • His biggest challenge has been the slow recovery of the economy and real estate
  • Rob likes to play golf and travel with his family in his free time

“…One of my best hobbies is work. To me it isn’t work, it’s fun. It’s like a hobby.” – Rob Sibcy

Rob Sibcy of Sibcy Cline Realtors on the Cover of RIS Media Real Estate Magazine – April 2014

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Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors, is on the cover of the April 2014 issue of RIS Media Real Estate Magazine!

And he is in very good company along with Joe Horning of Shorewest Realtors, Pat Riley of Allen Tate Realtors and Dan Elsea of Real Estate One Realtors. These four professionals are part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Board of Directors. Rob Sibcy is Chairman for this board.

The cover story article is called, “Why Local Is Back – Leading RE: The Global Behind Local,” and refers to the constant-growing trend of supporting local businesses. Many people prefer to use a local business whether it is a restaurant, hardware store, bank or real estate firm.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is comprised of the top independent real estate firms in their local market areas. The organization represents more top market areas than any other nationally branded real estate organization. These real estate companies, like Sibcy Cline Realtors, have deep roots in their communities. Their involvement on a local level is what has led to their success in maintaining their #1 position in their respective markets.

Says Rob Sibcy in this article, “Our roots are firmly planted in the community, and we are proud of the local flavor and expertise we provide to homebuyers and sellers every day.”

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World provides that world-wide presence while the member firms still maintain their local character and tradition. Collectively, these companies have strong business connections and global ties.

Read this magazine article here on starting page 72.