Sean Schaeffner was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the Grosse Pointe suburbs of Detroit, Michigan; a National Merit Scholar, he earned a BBA in Accounting at the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Law School.
Sean practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Peat, Marwick, was a member of the Midwest Stock Exchange and is a member of the Michigan Bar Association. Engaged in corporate finance for over 30 years, concentrating on the financing of real property and capital equipment, Sean was associated with a number of the largest banks and finance companies in the world.
After retiring from the world of corporate finance and moving to South Carolina, he again became interested in real estate, leading to purchase by the Schaeffer’s of one of the oldest “United” real estate franchises in South Carolina. It is also the only national real estate franchise located in Fairfield County where he is currently Broker in Charge.
Growing up on the shores of the Great Lakes, Sean spent a lot of time swimming, waterskiing, fishing and duck hunting while a decade spent in Connecticut and Vermont running a log home manufacturer also fostered a strong interest in Revolutionary War structures, Antebellum properties and the rural life style in general. Reflecting the varied life style experiences of Sean and his wife, the Carolina Real Estate Company specializes in high end historic homes, equine estates, lake properties and rural land tracts such as farms, timber properties and recreational acreage.
Upon settling on Lake Wateree in the “Midlands” of South Carolina, the Schaeffner home which includes Sean’s soon to be 101 year old father-in-law became a frequent destination for five grown children and five grandchildren. Sean stays involved in, and devotes a great deal of time to, the local community, having served as a director and chairman of the Fairfield County Chamber of Congress, Treasurer of the VFW Auxiliary, Treasurer of the Lake Wateree HOA, singing with the Our Lady of Perpetual Hope church choir and speaking at various school programs. Sean loves a good book, a glass of red wine, singing at any time and the avoidance of turnips and Brussel Sprouts at all cost!
Sean and his agents are there to help their customers and clients, whether buying or selling, to navigate the changing world of real estate. Please contact Sean at 803-635-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Schaeffner Your Best Source for South Carolina Real Estate.
After a career in sales and marketing throughout the Northeast, Southeast and the Midwest, Mary and her husband Sean settled on Lake Wateree in the “Midlands” of South Carolina over 16 years ago. Sean and Mary had always dabbled in Real Estate through their careers as well as personally which lead to the purchase of one of the oldest “United” franchises in the state and the only national real estate franchise located in Fairfield County. United Country/Carolina Real Estate Company, LLC headquartered in Winnsboro, South Carolina and licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina.
South Carolina offers a balance of industry, commerce, recreation, agriculture and natural beauty. It is a great area in which to live, work and play. South Carolina is where the summer comes early and stays late. Lakes Murray, Monticello and Wateree are filled with bass, catfish, crappie and bream. The woods are teaming with deer, turkey, dove and various other small game.
Mary is no novice at waterfront living. She is the third generation in her family who spent summers on a small island near Algonac, Michigan on the St. Clair River between the United States and Canada swimming before she could walk and fishing for fresh water perch and walleye since she was five years old. While living in Florida she learned to deep sea fish. Later she mastered fly fishing while living in Vermont. She is also an avid deer hunter and takes full advantage of the four month hunting season that South Carolina affords.
Mary has always had a special place in her heart for historic homes and is United Country’s International Director for Historic Properties. She has spent much of her time over the last 16 years learning, listing and selling these properties and had one of the best teachers/mentors in the South and North Carolina historic real estate community.
Mary’s interest in historic homes, waterfront living, hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational pursuits makes her the ideal resource for finding your special piece of South Carolina. Mary can help you buy or sell residential homes, historic homes, hunting, waterfront, recreational, equestrian, land tracts and other properties in South Carolina’s urban and rural communities or backwoods locations.
Building on her husband’s international contacts developed over many years in banking as well as her own extensive experience in sales and marketing and taking full advantage of United Country’s national and international presence, she works with clients from all over the world.
Mary’s family includes five grown children, five grandchildren and her father "Dad", soon to be 101 years old. She enjoys swimming, hunting, fishing, cooking, gardening, reading, piloting her pontoon boat around Lake Wateree and keeping her father and husband out of trouble (a full time job all by itself).
Please contact Mary at 803-635-2114 or email her at: email@example.com
A South Carolina native, Bill has traveled the world extensively in connection with his 30-year career in the import/export lumber industry. Bill’s knowledge of land, farms and timber serves him well in his real estate effort. Born and raised in horse country near Camden, South Carolina, a graduate of Wofford College, Bill enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his three children, six grandchildren and his best friend “Duke” on his farm. Please contact Bill at 803-425-0098 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broker in Charge, Certified Forester, Appraiser
Broker in Charge, Certified Forester, Appraiser
Paul Major, is a 1973 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. Paul has been a professional forestry consultant since 1985 and worked for eleven years prior to that with the forest industry. He is a Registered Forester in North and South Carolina and is also licensed as a South Carolina Real Estate Broker and as a South Carolina Certified General Real Estate Appraiser — a designation few foresters possess.
Paul earned the "ACF" designation of the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) in 1991 and has served as the Chairman of the South Carolina Chapter of the ACF. He also holds the “Certified Forester” designation of the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Paul holds membership in a number of other professional organizations, including the South Carolina Forestry Association; Foresters Council of South Carolina (1998-2001); Forest Landowners Association; and landowner associations in Newberry, Saluda, and Union Counties of South Carolina.
Paul specializes in the evaluation and marketing of Timberland, Hunting Properties and Agricultural Properties. Large or small… Paul can deliver the best for the land owner.
Claude Marthers III can be your navigator in the extremely varied real estate market in South Carolina.
Mr. Marthers is an indigenous native of Winnsboro, South Carolina, Fairfield County, in the ”Midlands” region of the state. The area is also known as the “Old English District”, so called because of the many English land holdings in the area in Revolutionary War days. He graduated from Richard Winn Academy and then received degrees from Wingate College, a BA in Psychology from Clemson University and is certified from Midlands Technical College for systems work.
Claude was in sales for many years and then installed and de-bugged 911 emergency systems for US Homeland Security throughout the Midwest and Eastern Shore. When family obligations required more immediate presence back in Winnsboro, he joined Carolina Real Estate Company and chose to reestablish his home in the countryside of Fairfield County. As a boy and young man, Claude spent hours and days on his antique Harley roaming the lakes, fields and forests of his home state, deepening his love for the land, its creatures and even the smell of a summer rain.
Given his countrified background, Claude fell naturally into a concentration on lake properties, recreational land used for hunting and timber properties. In addition, as a result of the expertise and concentration on historical homes and acreage that is a staple of the Agency, Mr. Marthers also has been involved with many such properties. Finally, significant time spent at his family’s property at Myrtle Beach contributed an understanding of the ways and mores of the “Beach Scene”.
Mr. Marthers draws on his Psychology background in discerning the natural inclination of clients towards subdivision or rural settings and is able to tailor suggestions to clients accordingly (As he says, “In real estate, one size never fits all”!). He also is able to draw on his “Mr. Fixit” skills in guiding property sellers in determining what steps are best to take in preparing a property for listing and sale. His hobbies include Harleys, dogs and spending time at the Beach (in addition to sampling an occasional Margarita with friends).
As a result, if it is buying or selling country homes and acreage, lake properties or a new home in a subdivision, Claude can be your navigator!
Jennifer, a lifelong resident of Fairfield County in the “Midlands” of
South Carolina (the “Midlands” is a diverse outdoor residential,
recreational and sports area), received a degree in Social Work from
The “Midlands” is absolutely teeming with hunting and fishing
opportunities, dog sports such as obedience and field trial, horse events
such as polo, steeplechase and trail riding plus various horse show
disciplines. Two of the more noteworthy equine facilities are the 10,000
acre Camden Open Hunt and the South Carolina Equine Park also in Camden.
Jennifer has been an avid horsewoman since she was four years old with her
horse show career beginning at the age of five. Since that time, she not
only competed in several of the riding disciplines (including trail riding
in the beautiful State Parks in and around South Carolina) but also trained
and cared for her horses and managed her barn. Through the years she has
shared her love for horses by teaching others to ride and care for them;
Jennifer is fully aware of the total package it takes to responsibly care
for horses. Horses have always been at the center of her life, firm in her
belief that they are the loveliest creatures God created.
Jennifer is an outdoors person, enjoying hiking on her own country acreage
with her dog, KassiVeda, and relaxing around the fire pit with Kassi and
friends on cool starry South Carolina evenings. Jennifer enjoys swimming,
kayaking, scuba diving, dog training, volunteering at animal shelters and
gardening; her other interests include church, reading, modeling, cooking,
cross stitching and writing for both a South Carolina pet magazine and a
local newspaper. She and Kassi share happiness by entertaining shut-ins
with Kassi’s many tricks!
Jennifer has always enjoyed working with people and seeing them achieve
their dreams; United Country/Carolina Real Estate Company provides a
continuing way for her to work with people to achieve their dreams. If you
are interested in buying or selling a horse property, residential property,
recreational property, waterfront property, rural land or a historical home
(an agency specialty), Jennifer is here to help!
Susan was born and reared in Winnsboro and has been involved in real estate for nearly 30 years.
Susan and her husband Mike, also a native South Carolinian, currently have two sons in college and reside in the Lebanon community of Winnsboro. When not working at real estate Susan enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Please contact Susan at 803-635-2114 (Office); 803-635-8497 (Mobile); email@example.com