Rob Sibcy of Sibcy Cline Realtors Makes the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate List


Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, made the Swanepoel list of the “200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013”. He was the only real estate broker recognized on this list from Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Making things happen. That’s Rob Sibcy.

About Rob Sibcy
A 25-year-old Rob Sibcy assumed the title of President of Sibcy Cline Realtors in 1969 from his father with one office and 15 sales associates under his direction. The Sibcy Company acquired the Robert A. Cline Company in 1980, and with 250 agents the modern Sibcy Cline Realtors was born.

Rob has been known for being a trailblazer. In 1983, the company was the first area real estate company to provide mortgage services. A Sunday television show called Sibcy Cline Home Videos showcased the firm’s listings for 10 years from 1985-1995. With the emergence of the World Wide Web, Sibcy Cline began posting its listings on the Internet in 1995. 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. The firsts for Rob and Sibcy Cline can go on and on:

  • 1996 – First to provide a centralized call center to set appointments for the region (The Appointment Center)
  • 1997 – First in the region to publish a full-color inventory magazine
  • 2000 – First in the region 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
  • 2002 – First to utlilize variable data printing for personalized direct mail (Just Listed and Sold postcards)
  • 2005  – First in the region to introduce a mobile website
  • 2009 – Enable text messaging via The Listing Line to smart phones
  • 2012 – Created an in-house app to facilitate the posting of photos of listings
  • 2013 – Enabled full-screen photos of company listings on website

This list goes on and on….

Rob Sibcy 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 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 40 countries.

Outside of the industry, 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.

How was the list complied by Swanepoel? The organization used this criteria when compiling the list of real estate professionals:

  • Personal influence
  • Tenure in the industry
  • Decision-making power
  • Financial resources for the company
  • Contribution to the industry
  • Geographic reach
  • Recent activities, growth and potential of the candidate

See the entire Swanepoel list here.

Read a Business Courier article about Rob here.


Sibcy Cline Realtors at The Realty Alliance Meeting in Boston, MA

Bob Mahoney, Robin Sheakley and Rob Sibcy

Bob Mahoney, Robin Sheakley and Rob Sibcy

Fenway Park in Boston

Fenway Park in Boston

Rob Sibcy and Robin Sheakley

Rob Sibcy and Robin Sheakley

Robin Sheakley, Bob Mahoney and Rob Sibcy attended The Realty Alliance meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. This organization is a network of North America’s elite real estate companies, with members serving most major market areas on the continent. The group shares real estate ideas and solutions. Robin is currently serving as a board member of this organization.

While in Boston, Robin, Bob and Rob took a tour of Fenway Park, the oldest baseball stadium which was constructed in 1912. Little known facts: The Red Sox have a patent on the paint color “Fenway” green. And, the team’s scoreboard is one of the last manually operated systems.

Robin Sheakley, author  Hal Gregersen and Rob Sibcy

Robin Sheakley, author Hal Gregersen and Rob Sibcy

The three met author Hal Gregersen while at the meeting. Hal is a professor of leadership at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading graduate business schools. Look at some of his business strategy books here.

Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors and Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World


Rob Sibcy

Rob Sibcy

Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, is also the Chairman of the Board for a two-year term for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

He was recently quoted in a RISMedia article, “The Quiet Giant Built on Performance: LeadingRE, a Network of Premier Brokerages”:

“LeadingRE has come a long way in a relatively short period of time, comments network’s new Chairman of the Board Rob Sibcy of Sibcy Cline in Cincinnati, who assumed the role at the conclusion of the conference in February…’When we took the leap in 1997 and decided to create what ultimately became LeadingRE,’ Sibcy says, ‘we were attempting something that many said couldn’t be done. We were asking strong independent brokers – competitors in many markets – to work together under one umbrella. Well, we’ve not only proven those skeptics wrong, but we’ve also surpassed even our own expectations. Every year, it just gets better and better.’ ”

What is Leading Real Estate Companies of the World?
This organization is made up of a membership of top, independent real estate companies. Established in 1997 as a strong relocation and referral network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World expanded to include a luxury home showcase called Luxury Portfolio International as well as online real estate agent training and other strong marketing programs. The organization is now comprised of 500 independent real estate companies with 140,000 sales associates from 35 countries.

Read the entire article here.

Real Estate Magazine Features Article About Rob Sibcy


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.

Sibcy Cline Realtors – Region’s Top Real Estate Company with 22% Market Share

Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors

Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors

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.”

Read the entire article here.

Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors is Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Rob Sibcy

Rob Sibcy,  President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, has been named Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  He will serve a two-year term for this organization which is a global network of 500 market-leading real estate companies.

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.”

Sibcy Cline Earns "2011 Family Business" Award!

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!”