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.
Rob 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.
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.
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
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.
Sibcy Cline Realtors is the exclusive regional member of Luxury Portfolio International, adding further marketing exposure for its high-end, luxury-style listings.
Luxury Portfolio International provides first-class, world-wide exposure to the affluent consumer and is now featuring a branded print ad in The Met’s 2013-14 Season Book. New York’s affluent opera lovers read this publication to learn all about the opera’s newest productions.
(Singing) We hope Met attendees enjoy seeing the beautiful homes in the Luxury Portfolio ad and look for more Luxury Portfolio homes online!
Marcie joined Sibcy Cline Realtors in 2009. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and was a human resources manager and new homes sales representative prior to her affiliation with Sibcy Cline.
Marcie resides in Cold Spring, Kentucky. She is active in St. Joseph Parish and School with various volunteer commitments, including coaching, tutoring and fundraising.
Says Marcie, “I ran for Director of the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors because it’s important to be involved in our association and continue to help the organization grow. I look forward to working with my fellow Realtors and to serving the membership with a focus on the future!”
We spend most of our waking hours at our jobs – is kindness displayed where you work?
Sibcy Cline agents impact people’s lives every day. They help people reach that dream of a new home. Or, they assist in the sale of a home so someone can move on to a new home, new city or new life.
Why do they do it? They love helping people.
And, by making a conscientious decision to work with kindness, they help make some of the stressful aspects of purchasing or selling a home, into more positive situations. A genuine smile and positive attitude does work miracles.
Lyn Watson in a Character First blog wrote about “10 Ways to Show Kindness at Work”. Here they are:
Never begin a sentence with YOU
Focus on others and less on self
Choose words wisely
Listen more and talk less
Watch your tone
Be intentional with body language
Read this very interesting blog article here and learn more details about these 10 ways to be a kinder person in your job.
Would you enjoy helping people find their dream home? If you have thought about a career in real estate sales, then contact Sibcy Cline Recruiter/Career Specialist Amanda Dole at 513-985-1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dayton Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors volunteered on the “Women Build Project for Habitat For Humanity” on August 7, 2013.
Anne Goss, a Sibcy Cline Vandalia agent (pictured in her Sibcy Cline tee shirt), is the president of this local chapter and participated in the day’s volunteer efforts.
About the Dayton, Ohio Habitat for Humanity This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing affordable housing to those in need. Those qualified to earn a home work along with the many volunteers to build their home and contribute at least 275 hours towards its construction. The new home owners must also complete 40 hours of homeowner education classes.
About the Women’s Council of Realtors – Dayton, Ohio Chapter
This organization was created to empower women to meet their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The Dayton Chapter was chartered in 1952 and meets on the first Thursday of the month hosting local speakers who address timely topics. It has earned the WCR Chapter Excellence Award yearly from 2004-2012.
Graduating Class of the Leadership Development Program
Anne Goss of Sibcy Cline Vandalia and Cyndi Scarpelli of Sibcy Cline Beavercreek were invited to participate in the Dayton Area Board of Realtors’ Leadership Academy for Dayton.
This six-month program incorporated leadership training for both future real estate industry and community leadership roles. Those who participated in the program enjoyed learning from guest speakers as well as a visit to the Ohio Association of Realtors in Columbus.
The academy was created in 2013 by the Dayton Area Board of Realtors as a way to cultivate new talent within the organization. Participants were encouraged to become stewards for the organization as well as the community.
A Realtor with the Sibcy Cline Vandalia office, Anne Goss began her real estate career in 1977 and has shown great success with her sales throughout the years. She has earned numerous local and state real estate sales honors. Anne has served on the Women’s Council of Realtors in Dayton and is now the president of this organization for 2013 and 2014. She is also the Director of Resources for Women in Business Networking.
Cyndi Scarpelli has been a real estate professional since 2002. She is a member of the “3 Hearts Committee” that supports various local charity organizations with fundraising efforts. She has also served on the Community Service Task Force and Grievance Committee for the Dayton Area Board of Realtors. Cyndi is Vice President/Sales Manager for the Sibcy Cline Beavercreek office.