Looking Glass Realty opens office in downtown Saluda 

Published 12:10 pm Friday, March 17, 2023

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Grand opening set for March 24


Saluda’s newest business, Looking Glass Realty, is excited to announce its opening at 108 Main Street, in the heart of historic downtown Saluda.

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For more than 25 years, the building next door to the U.S. Post Office has been home to a regional bank. Most Saludians did banking here and always appreciated the friendly and efficient service from the people who worked there. The bank building stood empty for more than six months and now a business with vitality that can thrive in Saluda and contribute to Saluda’s economy has opened its doors to serve the community. 

“Although we will miss our hometown bank and its incredible staff, we hope to carry on some of the traditions that made it a warm and welcoming place for neighbors to gather, including treats for pets and their humans,” said Amy Wood, Broker-in-Charge. 

Now that renovations are complete, the Saluda community is invited to a Grand Opening Celebration on March 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Come meet the agents and catch up with old friends while enjoying live music and refreshments. 

“With an unwavering commitment to excellence and a community-driven mission, Looking Glass Realty is a locally rooted firm of leaders within the industry and active members of the community. It is an honor for our agents to showcase our hometown as it continues to thrive while keeping true to its history,” stated Broker-in-Charge, Amy Wood. 

Looking Glass Realty Saluda also kicked off 2023 with an exclusive real estate corporate sponsorship with the Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT). Every Looking Glass Realty buyer that purchases property in Saluda will receive a free SCLT membership that includes information about the land trust, its hiking trails, and events throughout the year. Like most Saludians, the Looking Glass Realty Saluda team has benefited from SCLT’s incredible trails, gorgeous community garden, free swim lessons, and protected green spaces. 

“As a company, Looking Glass Realty has a culture that is defined by our love for the outdoors, professionalism, and an easy-going approach to how we treat each other and our clients. We take our business very seriously but not so much ourselves,” says Paul Wilander, owner of Looking Glass Realty. Looking Glass Realty was voted “Best of the Blue Ridge” by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine in 2022. 

“We love this partnership and look forward to many years of mutual support to keep Saluda – Saluda,” exclaims Anne Lee of the Saluda Community Land Trust. 


Submitted by Brenda Eav