The April 2013 issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine features an article with Sibcy Cline’s president, Rob Sibcy! The one-page article is called, “Consumer Confidence Making a Comeback” and is a focus on broker best practices in a question-and-answer style.
Says Rob Sibcy in about the current real estate market, “There is a lot of activity in the market right now. Not only are we seeing multiple offers on properties, but homes that are priced right and showing well are being sold immediately.”
See a digital version of the magazine here. Go to page 52.
Cindi Andrews, the real estate reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, conducted a thorough investigation of the housing market for the region. Her findings were published in the March 14, 2013 issue of the newspaper with a two-and-a-half page article was called Surviving A Housing Collapse.
Andrews reported, “…Sibcy Cline, the No. 1 firm in the region for decades with a 22 percent market share in Southwest Ohio, is an anomaly. It retained its position… Sibcy has the most widespread penetration with about 20 offices throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and it heavily recruits new agents. Nationally, at least 90 percent of new agents don’t last a year, but Sibcy has found some gems in that other 10 percent, including Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls…”
The article showcased Sibcy Cline Realtors in a #1 ranking with 1,137 agents and $2.05 billion in gross sales volume with 9,393 units sold in 2012.
Andrews’ article continued with positive news about the current real estate market: “The market finally turned the corner in 2012, with the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors reporting a 12 percent sales increase over 2011 and the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors reporting a nearly 15 percent increase. Early indications are that the momentum will continue.”
Sibcy has been president of Sibcy Cline Realtors since 1969 when he took over the corporate leadership role at the age of 25. Sibcy Cline Realtors is now the largest real estate company for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.
The company has 1,100 real estate agents and 22 office locations. It sold $1.78 billion of real estate in 2012.
Says Sibcy, “I am honored to serve this network and work alongside the finest brokers in this business for the mutual benefit of all of our members.”
On August 23, 2011, Sibcy Cline was honored at the 2011 Family and Private Business Awards Ceremony by the Goering Center as a winner of the “75+ Years Family-Owned Business” award!
This was such a tremendous honor for Sibcy Cline, especially in light of the economic recession of the last several years. There were 441 companies nominated and 56 finalists for the business awards. Our company is humbled to have won among such competition.
The Goering Center is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati and focuses on private and family-run local businesses by providing education and training to their members for the past 22 years.
Pam Sibcy, Robin Sheakley and Rob Sibcy want to thank all of the Sibcy Cline agents and employees for their hard work and dedication that helped to make this award possible. The Sibcy family is sharing this 2011 Family Business Award with them. They feel that each Sibcy Cline individual plays an important role in making the company the best in real estate, mortgage, insurance, title, relocation and home services.
Says Rob Sibcy, “This is our third award in one year. We are the Top Place To Work, the Best Place To Work and now a top Family Business. Thank you so much for being part of the best team!”
Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors®, was quoted in this analysis piece: “Sibcy says he believes 2011 overall will show improvement over 2010 – in spite of an artificial boost in prices and sales helped by the tax credits last year. ‘Slowly, we are coming out of this,’ he says. ‘2012 and 2013 will be much better.'”
These areas were noted for having increases in home prices since 2006:
Fort Mitchell – 24.11%
Bellevue – 9.10%
Union – 1.11%
Hebron – 5.81%
Franklin – 2.33%
South Lebanon – 20.41%
Oakley – .66%
Mt. Lookout – 3.91%
Madeira – 4.23%
Kenwood – 6.51%
Hyde Park – 7.52%