Claude A. Saleeby

REALTOR Licensed in South Carolina

Why did you decide to become a Realtor?

After being in the printing sales business for 42 years, I wanted to experience the challenge of starting a new career. The language is different, but the sales process is the same in that you can help people with one of the most important decisions they will make in their lifetime, which is buying a house. Secondly, my wife did not want me to sit around the house all day bugging her. She strongly suggested I needed to get out of the house (ha). To me, this is an opportunity to help guide people through the complicated process of that first purchase and it is my goal to provide a smooth, easy learning experience for them.

What types of approaches will you use to sell my home and/or find me a home?

I use a determined and measured approach that starts with building and leveraging relationships in the Spartanburg/Greenville community, but one that also utilizes technology in ALL aspects of marketing and communication. Our platforms, as well as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, are all utilized to offer the best ways to get the job done for both buyer and seller. Simply talking with people goes a long way toward success, too.

How will you keep me informed?

While this could be considered a little old-fashioned, I prefer to communicate by phone or personal note. However, I am also able to up my communications game for the millennials, using texts, monthly emails, and our lead reports. Here, I think the company’s motto is relevant: “Whatever it takes, before, during and after the sale or purchase.”

Describe a typical day as a Realtor?

In any organization, if you are not moving forward, then you are not going to be successful. So with that thought in mind, a typical day involves prospecting, marketing, volunteering to work in the community (I’m active on the YMCA’s local board acting as chair for 2018 and chair-elect on the YMCA Area Association Board for 2019), following up on inspection reports, volunteering in my church, coaching a youth basketball team, hitting the YMCA for a workout to stay healthy, and finally, assisting my fellow brokers with business ads and marketing.

Describe yourself in 3 Words:

Detailed, determined, and persistent. With over forty years of sales experience, I bring the commitment, integrity, and passion to serve the needs of Spartanburg and Greenville counties. My experience in all areas of customer service will help facilitate any and all of your residential or commercial real estate needs. The W. Lewis White Company’s motto is "Whatever it Takes", so my goal is to provide excellent service and dedicated assistance to your real estate transactions.

Get to Know Your Realtor

Claude graduated from Dillon High School and The Citadel (class of 1971), and served in the South Carolina National Guard for over twenty-three years. He retired from Jostens Yearbooks after forty-two years as one of the top sales representatives. His sales experience in the schools also involved teaching students real-life skills such as leadership, graphic arts, marketing, and technology.

He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he has served as an elder and chair of the Witness and Service Commission. He is actively involved in Christmas in Action, a local mission that repairs homes in the community, and with church youth basketball, where he has been a coach for over twenty-five years. He is an active member of the Spartanburg Citadel Club and an avid supporter of Citadel athletics. In 2017, he became Class Chair for the class of 1971 which involved raising funds for The Citadel Foundation. His efforts helped his class win two awards, The Harris Award for the greatest increase in class participation and the Latimer Award for the greatest amount of total dollars raised for The Citadel Fund.

Claude enjoys golf, gardening, and spending time with his family. Jill, his wife of forty-two years, works at First Presbyterian Church Weekday School as a three-year-old kindergarten teacher. They have three grown children. Recently, he and Jill became grandparents with their first grandchild with a second due in May!   As a resident of Spartanburg for the past forty-four years, he seeks to serve the community both personally and professionally.

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"I would definitely recommend Claude Saleeby of W. Lewis White Company. He helped us sell our parents' home in Spartanburg. Because we do not live in Spartanburg, Claude had to deal with many details and act on our behalf. He always stayed on top of the details, kept us informed, and went the extra mile to make our experience as smooth as possible."

- Sue C. - Columbia, SC

"Lewis, and his staff, did a terrific job with our recent home purchase. He was very professional, timely and showed genuine concern with finding us the right fit. He was always available for our questions and made what could have been a very stressful process for my husband and I, much easier. He was also very helpful and involved with any questions we had after the sale. He exceeded our expectations, and I would, and have, recommended him to others looking for a new residence."

- Elizabeth Colquitt - Spartanburg, SC

"I can’t adequately express my praise and gratitude for [Claude's] ongoing help and friendship. . . I have the highest regard for your professionalism, and your core values in life, faith and family. . . when I hear of folks pondering a move, I always recommend that they call you first. . .Your kind words and thoughtfulness will go a long way with me. I think we found the perfect house for me, and the few hours I’ve spent there since yesterday have reinforced that feeling. Wouldn’t have happened without your patient and conscientious help. Many thanks. "

- P. Moore - Spartanburg

"We have used Jeanne on 3 of our home purchases, and will never use any other Realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, professional and never hesitates to humor any request - no matter how foolish it may sound. She listens to your wants and needs, doesn't push you towards one home or another, but, somehow, always seems to know what is right for yur family - even before you do. Her patience with us during all of our home buying experiences was incredible; our kids still rave about Miss Jeanne and always want to stop by and see her! She is a true gem and we send anyong looking to buy or sell a home in this area her way."

- Allison - Inman, SC

"Lewis White was the most knowledgeable realtor we interviewed before listing our mid- century modern home on Ivy Street. Lewis is very familiar with the Spartanburg market. He was very helpful in establishing our sale price and expectations. We are extremely happy we listed with Lewis. We had five showings within the first week. Lewis brought us an acceptable offer within a few days of our initial showings.
Lewis guided us through the contract, inspection stages, negotiation and a successful closing. Lewis was able to work with all parties to enable us to close on this sale and then close in Charleston on our new house the same day !
My wife and I highly recommend W Lewis White Company Inc."

- Gene Kendrick - Spartanburg

"Every step of the home buying process was handled professionally and with a tenacious attention to detail. If you are looking for a new home, or need to sell your home, Lewis and his team is your best choice!"

- Jeff McCabe - Spartanburg, SC

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