Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Tammy Young

  • Title: Relocation Director
  • Hometown: Amelia, Ohio
  • Current Home: Amelia, Ohio
  • Proudest Life Accomplishment: Becoming a Grandma
  • Proudest Career Accomplishment: Serving on the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Advisory Council
  • Favorite local hangouts: Hiking with my dogs at East Fork State Park or Cincinnati Nature Center

Tammy Young’s job as Relocation Director for Sibcy Cline gives her many opportunities to help others. One thing she has found most rewarding in 18 years with Relocation Services is the difference she and her team are able to make in people’s lives when they need to relocate. “They are starting a new job, moving to an unfamiliar area, uprooting children from schools, and leaving their relatives and friends behind. We strive to make the home sale or purchase process as smooth as possible.”

In 2020, Tammy had the unique opportunity to make a big difference in the life of one of her family members: her cousin, Donnie Lawrence. Donnie had served several tours overseas with the U.S. Army, spending nearly a decade away from home and missing much of his daughter’s early years. When his time of service concluded, he returned home for good and was ready to buy a home in Clermont County, where he grew up.

That’s where Tammy came in. She was able to offer help to Donnie through Sibcy Cline’s Military on the Move® rebate program, while also connecting him with a Sibcy Cline REALTOR® team and a loan officer through Sibcy Cline Mortgage. With one united team on his side to support him, Donnie was able to purchase his first home and get cash back at the closing table.

Click here to read Donnie’s full story.

Not only was the entire process of seeing her cousin home with his family a rewarding personal experience for Tammy, but it was a professional success as well. Sibcy Cline received the “Hero of the Year” award from LeadingRE for proving above and beyond service to a community hero.

“This award is a professional honor, but more important, a personal honor,” Tammy says. “Donnie served several tours overseas, which resulted in many sleepless nights for his family. I was honored to see him safe and sound here, but also to be able to offer him the rebate. It was the least I could do.”

Tammy highly values being part of the LeadingRE network, which is the largest network of independent brokerages throughout the world. One of her proudest career accomplishments is serving as vice chair of their advisory council this year and moving into the role of chairperson in 2022. “The fact that I was nominated and elected by my peers is such an honor. I still look around the room at LeadingRE events and am astounded to be part of such a great organization with a wealth of industry talent,” says Tammy.

In addition to working with LeadingRE, the thing Tammy likes best about her job is working with branch managers and agents. “Our branch managers have so much knowledge and are always willing to answer questions, work together to resolve issues, or brainstorm solutions. I find our agents to be more thorough [than agents from other brokerages] about dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. Sibcy Cline just has good people that really care.”

The work Tammy does with Sibcy Cline and LeadingRE is not the only thing she’s proud of, though. “My proudest life accomplishment is becoming a Grammy, that’s the best promotion I have ever received. I thought being ‘Mom’ to three incredible kids was amazing, but seeing an entire new generation is such a joyous feeling,” she says.

Read Donnie’s full story and find out more about the Military on the Move program here.

Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Jason Kitzmiller

  • Title: Relocation Coordinator
  • Hometown: Cincinnati (East Side!)
  • Current home: Anderson Township
  • Proudest life accomplishment: Becoming a father
  • Favorite local hang-outs: Madtree Taproom and Mt. Carmel Brewery

At the heart of real estate are the ideas of home, family, and community, so when Jason Kitzmller says “real estate runs in my blood,” it’s no surprise that people are the motivating force behind everything he does. As a relocation coordinator, Jason assists clients with “one of the most important moves of their lives,” and he’s serious about making it the best possible experience for them. His goal is to “set the bar high and exceed expectations.”  

Holding to a standard and taking pride in his work is something that Jason learned from his father and grandfather, who both worked in real estate development. “My dad used to say ‘approach your work with an ownership mentality,’” he says. Having worked closely with his father for several years, Jason made the transition to the residential side of real estate after his dad scaled back his business a few years ago. “I admired watching my dad’s projects come to life, knowing he was part of improving the community, especially our hometown of Anderson.”  

When it came time for his dad to step back from his business and for Jason to move on to something else, it was the Sibcy Cline brand that initially interested him in the job listing for a relocation coordinator. “I had absolutely no idea what a relocation coordinator was, or much at all about the relocation business, but I was familiar with the brand. Sibcy Cline has a large presence in Anderson, so I decided to take a chance and apply for the job.”  

It wasn’t just the prominence of the brand that attracted Jason, but the fact that it was family-owned. Because he worked for his dad’s business for many years, it was “something I held near and dear to my heart,” he says. “Seeing Rob Sibcy in the office every day, and his wife Pam very involved, and watching him pass the torch to Robin [Sheakley]….that meant a lot to me because a family business was what I knew and loved.”  

Valuing family is something that Jason continues to bring to his work every day. He works with clients who are moving out of the area because of a job transfer, so that transition period often involves the client’s family, who is also affected by the move. He appreciates the opportunity to learn about each client and their family throughout the process of relocation. “I try to connect with each customer to understand their own set of circumstances. It’s interesting to hear each customer’s story and background. I learn something new with each transaction.”  

As a people-person, one of the things Jason finds most rewarding is “realizing their excitement when they close on their home and begin a new chapter in their career.” Along the way, Jason feels that a lot of trust is placed in both him and the agent to get things done and make that transition happen for their client and their family. Providing the best possible experience and outcome is what motivates him daily.  

In addition to his work, Jason has a new daily motivator in his life—his newborn son, Jett. Jason and his wife Lydia welcomed Jett to the world on August 11, 2021. Jason is already planning to share the things he enjoys with his son—hiking, camping, playing basketball, and golf. But he’s most excited to share his favorite hobby: spending time boating at his family home on Lake Lorelei. “I’m a third-generation captain in our family and I’m looking forward to teaching my son how to captain the boat and continue the Kitzmiller tradition!”  

Sibcy Cline Relocation Services Earns RELO Quality Certification

花火8Sibcy Cline Relocation Services has earned the prestigious RELO Quality Certification (RQC) for the fifth time by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This certification was the first program in the relocation industry to quantify and qualify what relocation service excellence.

Under the guidance of Blair Schroeder, President of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, this division of Sibcy Cline has maintained certification by meeting RQC’s stringent standards. Virtually every aspect of the company’s relocation operation is reviewed thoroughly, using specific criteria to evaluate performance and production, staffing, training and continuing education, quality and scope of relocation service, program marketing, customer satisfaction, technology resources and office facilities.

After earning the certification, a company must complete a re-certification process every five years to ensure it continues to meet the program’s rigorous standards and remains current in terms of technology, relocation trends and other relevant areas.

“We are very proud of maintaining high standards at Sibcy Cline Relocation Services. Our clients expect a personalized and superior level of service and we deliver that to them,” says Schroeder.

Read an Enquirer story about this certification.

Sibcy Cline Relocation Services the area’s largest relocation division with comprehensive corporate, government and referral services throughout the United States and across the globe. The referral team has facilitated over 13,000 transactions during the last five years.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Executive Vice President, Member Services Elizabeth D. Nunan praises Sibcy Cline for its ongoing focus on excellence in relocation. “To maintain the RQC, a company must continue to demonstrate true expertise and proficiency in meeting the relocation needs of corporations and their transferring employees. We are delighted to extend the certification to Sibcy Cline for achieving all of the program’s demanding standards and commend them for maintaining their position as a leader in the industry.”

Sibcy Cline Realtors is the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana representative of LeadingRE. With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Sibcy Cline Realtors provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide. Sibcy Cline Relocation Services conducted over $242,000,000 in referral sales volume in 2017.


Lisa Fix of Sibcy Cline Earns Top Individual Honor at Global Real Estate Conference

Lisa Fix, Vice President, Operations, of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, was honored by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® as the recipient of the Chairman’s Award, a top individual honor. The award was presented at the network’s Annual Awards Gala held at Wynn Las Vegas during LeadingRE Conference Week, an event that attracted more than 2,000 top real estate professionals from over 20 countries.


Chairman’s Award

The Chairman’s Award is part of the service recognition program, which formally acknowledges contributions such as committee involvement, presentations at network conferences, and service on various advisory councils and boards. The program offers three prestigious levels of awards based on cumulative points earned through service activities.

“It is a true honor to recognize the dedicated professionals who have earned a Member Achievement Award. This award reflects an exceptional level of real estate expertise and professionalism, as well as an exemplary commitment to our global network,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.

About Lisa Fix

Lisa has been part of the Sibcy Cline team for over 36 years. She manages the daily operations of the referral team and directs and develops team members. She earned the CRP designation that  formally recognizes those who have mastered extensive knowledge on the principles and practices of relocation. Lisa is also an active member of the Relocation Director’s Council (RDC).  RDC members are recognized leaders in the relocation industry and are known for their delivery of exemplary, comprehensive service to their corporate clients, transferees, and industry partners. The strength of the council is derived from its members who are dedicated to achieving results through their commitment to ongoing education.

Lisa has been an active member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. She served on the LeadingRE Advisory Council for three years and has participated in numerous panels at the organization’s annual conferences. In addition she has participated in the LeadingRE mentor program by volunteering her time to assist other members by providing training support, being available to answer questions, identify resources, or provide general direction on relocation topics.

Says, Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors (and former Chairman of the Board for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World), “We are so very proud of Lisa’s work and her enthusiasm for the relocation profession. She has made so many strong connections throughout the United States for our business. She is very deserving of this honor.”

Sibcy Cline Realtors is an active member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

Blair G. Schroeder Named President of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services

Blair G. Schroeder has been named president of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services. In this role, he will work directly with all three facets of the business: referral, corporate third-party and government with a focus on business development and client services.

Prior to this new position at Sibcy Cline, Blair was involved in corporate communications with Duke Energy; public affairs with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; a Kentucky government relations specialist with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; as well as a public information officer with the Boone County Fiscal Court.

Says Robin Sheakley, CEO for Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, “We are so happy to have Blair as part of our relocation team. His past work has many connections to the relocation industry. He has a wealth of experience in public affairs and corporate communications which will be a solid asset to his new leadership role here at Sibcy Cline.”

A native Texan, Blair relocated to the Greater Cincinnati area 12 years ago with his wife and four children. Since moving to Cincinnati, he has become active in the region’s business and non-profit community having served on various boards and committees throughout the region. He has been active with LEGACY, a young professional organization in Northern Kentucky and has served on the executive committee as a vice president and president elect. He is the founding chairman of the Northern Kentucky Forum and served as president of the advisory board for three years. Blair has served on the board of advisors and board of directors for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Additionally, he is has been involved in the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, having served on their Kentucky public policy committee for several years, and currently volunteers with the Boys Scouts of America by serving on the Dan Beard Council’s Grants and Foundation committee. He is also a member of the Northern Kentucky Leadership Class of 2010.

Sibcy Cline Relocation Services has serviced clients for more than 35 years. It is affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest national relocation network of independently owned and operated real estate companies.

Tammy Young of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services Earns Certified Relocation Professional Designation


Tammy Young, Corporate and Government Manager for Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, has earned the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation from Worldwide ERC.

This designation is highly regarded and recommended for those working in the U.S. relocation industry. It reflects a dedication to the success and smooth relocation of employee transferees through a high level of service and continuing education in the relocation field.

Worldwide ERC is the workforce mobility association for professionals who oversee, manage or support U.S. domestic and international employee tranfers. The organization was founded in 1964.

Sibcy Cline Relocation Services has provided relocation management and consulting services for over 35 years for referral services, corporate services as well as government relocation services. This Sibcy Cline division prides itself on acting as an extension of their clients’ relocation programs with personalized customer service.

Tammy Young of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services Now Serving on the Greater Cincinnati Relocation Council Board

Tammy Young

Tammy Young, a Relocation Coordinator with Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, is now serving on the Greater Cincinnati Relocation Council board. She has also been accepted as a member of the Cincinnati Rotary Club.

Tammy joined Sibcy Cline Realtors in 2003 first as a real estate agent in the Sibcy Cline Eastgate office. She then became a Relocation Coordinator for Sibcy Cline Relocation Services in 2010.

Tammy’s responsibilities include the management and sale of corporate inventory homes working closely with Sibcy Cline agents and corporate contacts.

She is a lifelong resident of Clermont County. She and her husband, Jay, have three children, Zack, Colton and Zoe. Tammy is a Girl Scout troop leader and also volunteers with the Clermont County pet adoption program.

Lisa Fix of Sibcy Cline Realtors Earns President’s Service Award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Lisa Fix

Lisa Fix

Lisa Fix, Vice President Operations/Relocation Director of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, was honored with the President’s Service Award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Lisa received this honor at the LeadingRE Conference, February 26-28, 2013 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Lisa was recognized for her dedication and hard work for this organization. She says, “I am so flattered to receive this award. I have really enjoyed working daily with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This organization has inspired many new ideas for Sibcy Cline Relocation Services.”

Lisa is currently serving a third year as a board member of the Relocation Directors Advisory Council for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Lisa is a 35-year employee with Sibcy Cline.  She manages the daily operations of  the Relocation Department for Sibcy Cline. She is also an active member of the Employee Relocation Council and Relocation Directors Council.

Lisa Fix of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services Addresses Global Real Estate Event

Lisa Fix

Lisa Fix

Lisa Fix, Vice President Operations/Relocation Director of Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, was a speaker at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Annual Conference, February 26-28, 2013  at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

This prestigious event attracted a sell-out crowd and was part of LeadingREConference Week, a series of events that drew nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals from 17 countries. Those in attendance were members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms representing more home sales than any other real estate network.

The conference provided an opportunity for brokers, managers, and relocation and business development professionals to explore the trends and issues impacting real estate worldwide, focusing on ways to best serve home buyers and sellers in today’s market. Lisa presented on a panel called “Dear Relocation Abby – Business Development and Beyond”. A different take on the traditional presentation session, this panel featured business development directors who shared their expertise and best practices about the corporate relocation business.

“The success of the conference was due in large part to our talented member speakers, who generously shared their strategies and insights with other members,” Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World said. “These market-leading professionals help set a standard of excellence and innovation for our events, and we are thankful for their contributions.”

Lisa was among a distinguished line-up of speakers that included Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and bestselling-author Dave Barry and author of the international bestseller The Happiness Advantage Shawn Achor.

Noteworthy presenters from within the real estate industry included Vice President and Chief Economist for the California Association of REALTORS® Leslie Appleton-Young, and REAL Trends Editor Steve Murray. An array of talented and accomplished LeadingRE member speakers also shared unique insights and perspectives on achieving success in today’s market.

Sibcy Cline Realtors is an active member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over $234 billion in annual home sales. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

Sibcy Cline Relocation Services is on the Move

Donna Socha, Vice President Client Services

A 2011 survey of 118 companies conducted by Worldwide ERC (a workforce mobility association) indicated more national companies were transferring employees in 2011 than in the past few years, indicating more confidence in the economy and real estate market.

Donna Socha is Vice President of Client Services for Sibcy Cline Relocation Services and president of the Greater Cincinnati Relocation Council. She is expecting regional employee transfers to Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana  to increase. As she was quoted in Dayton Daily News, “The southwest Ohio region has matched the uptick nationally. According to research by Sibcy Cline, relocations involving companies based in the region and employees transferring to this area are both expected to be up about 20 percent this year over last year…”

Read the article, “Workers ‘On Move’ More in Better Economy from the Dayton Daily News (written by Kyle Nagel) here.

About Sibcy Cline Relocation Services:
Sibcy Cline Relocation Services has provided relocation consulting management for 35+ years. It manages corporate-owned properties in the local market areas of Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

It provides worldwide services for corporations in need of relocation management assistance as well as government services. It is an active member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest relocation network of independent real estate brokers. Sibcy Cline Relocation Services has Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Certification.