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 with his 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 two grandchildren. 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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46 years of real estate

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"What a wonderful experience we had with the W Lewis White Company in selling our home in Spartanburg. Their professional expertise and advice were only exceeded by their warm personal guidance. They far exceeded our expectations before, during, and after the sell. We were out of town at the time of our closing and Lewis’ guidance made that transaction simple and straightforward. It is without hesitation, I would strongly recommend the W Lewis White Company for any real estate transaction in the upstate."

- Dr. Cliff Williams - Spartanburg, SC

"We had the privilege of dealing with Mr. White from the time we were first looking for a rental prior to our move to Spartanburg to the time we sold the house that he found for us, approximately 2-3/4 years later. . . I don't know anyone in Spartanburg that understands the real estate market better than Lewis and and I don't know anyone that has a sincere and personal connection with more people in Spartanburg than Lewis. We enjoyed every minute of our relationship and would highly recommend him and his company's services to anyone."

- M. Posey & S. Santana | Spartanburg, SC

"We absolutely loved working with Lewis! incredibly knowledgeable in the market - Lewis is the premier broker to work with to sell or buy! We came to Spartanburg, completely new, and he gave us a lot of great advice, steered us in the right direction and ultimately sold us our dream home. Stuck with us through the closing process and was a joy throughout. If you need to buy or sell, this is the real deal. Would recommend Lewis and his team to everyone we know and love."

- Ted & Natasha Collie | Spartanburg, SC

"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

"Mr. White is an outstanding realtor. With superior knowledge of Spartanburg and real estate, Mr. White is the best in the business. Mr. White and his staff are prompt, responsive, honest, and professional. From start to finish, the W. Lewis White Company team made buying my first home an exciting and manageable process. I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend Mr. White to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area. "

- Cameron Gaubert - Spartanburg, SC

"Jeanne Thompson is a complete and dedicated professional agent. Her service to our family was top shelf, and she went the extra mile through every stage of the process, from search to closing. Her experience enabled her to offer sound and timely advice, and her deep understanding of the market ensured we met our goals with an exceptional property. We highly recommend her services based on her proven skill, determination, and diligence. Finally, she was a pleasure to work with, and her genuine, down to earth demeanor contributed greatly to a smooth process and successful outcome."

- William Ball

"I recently moved to Spartanburg and contacted Lewis White to help me find a home to purchase.Even with a limited inventory,he found me the perfect house and within my price range. He made the entire process easy with no stress.I found Lewis to be knowledgeable and honest with all of my dealings with him. I highly recommend Lewis to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the greater Spartanburg area."

- John Smith | Spartanburg, SC

"Lewis is the most knowledgeable and skilled realtor we have ever worked with. After a 1 hour meeting he ascertained the type of home we were looking for and presented excellent choices in a limited inventory market! We found the perfect home and he negotiated a good price. Then he made sure everything stayed on track for our closing date! I highly recommend Lewis for any real estate need!"

- Bill Hulette | Spartanburg, SC

"It was a pleasure to work with Lewis. We had the builder who was unwilling to fix a problem at the house we were purchasing and Lewis advocated for us and got the problem rectified."

- Tyler Hinckley | Spartanburg, SC

"Claude did an absolutely excellent job! To get to closing was a bumpy road, but Claude was always and immediately there to help. We would definitely recommend working with him to anyone who needs a great agent. "

- Franziska Basalone & Ilker Guner

"Within a two month span I worked with Lewis on selling a house and buying a house. On both occasions his professionalism and knowledge of the area was an obvious asset. With his contacts, we were able to sell our home quickly and with his direction we found our perfect new home. Thanks Lewis!"

- Kyle Boyles | Spartanburg, SC

"Lewis White is clearly the premiere real estate / broker / professional in the Spartanburg area. Lewis greatly exceeds the level of expectation in all areas, including, customer service, professionalism, communication, honesty, integrity, and commitment . A true professional and such a pleasure with whom to do business. In less than one month, Lewis White produced a buyer, handled a complete transaction (through the closing), and all parties had a 5 STAR experience. Most definitely, the BEST REAL ESTATE experience of my life. A true gem and one heck of a nice guy. Thank you Lewis White, you sir are THE BEST !!!!!"

- Marcus Kennedy | Spartanburg, SC

"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

"Mr. White is very knowledgeable and very professional. It was absolutely wonderful working with him and his team. He definitely helped Mother to make a smooth transition from country living to city living. If I ever need a realty company, I will definitely call Mr. White. I highly recommend using W. Lewis White as your next realtor. Thanks again Mr. White for ALL you did to help my Mother."

- Donna Alexander | Spartanburg, SC

"Mr Lewis White offers a superior experience throughout the home search and purchasing process! Absolutely recommend Lewis and his realty firm for all your realty needs in and around the Spartanburg, SC area!"

- Jeff Tritapoe | Spartanburg, SC

"Thank you so very much for all of the effort put in to making the sale of 7 Woodburn Ridge Road so easy for us. Selling a home is always bittersweet, but we could not have asked for a better experience this January & February. This is our fourth real estate transaction managed by W Lewis White Realty, and we could not have asked for a greater experience. Your company went above and beyond to help both the seller and buyer in this most recent transaction. The value of the homes you have now represented for us has spanned over $1,000,000 and we have witnessed you treat every dealing with the same attention to detail and respect regardless of value. We appreciate the efforts of your team and the relationships you have built with attorneys and vendors to make home selling and purchasing so effortless! Thank You for your professionalism, your guidance, and quintessential customer service. We have and will continue to recommend you to others looking to buy or sell homes in the Upstate."

- Sarah & William McGirt | Spartanburg, SC

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