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Meet the Charleston Mortgage Team

Meet the Charleston Mortgage Team

With full-service operations based in Charleston, our experienced Lending Specialists are engaged members of the local community they serve. They understand the market and can provide solutions to meet your unique mortgage needs.

Whether you are new to the area purchasing a home or an established member of the community wanting to make home renovations, First Reliance Mortgage offers a variety of mortgage products to fit your specific needs.

At First Reliance Mortgage, we are passionate about serving you, our client, to ensure that your home financing experience is simply the best. It’s all about what matters most to you – and demonstrating that in every way we can.

First Reliance Mortgage Products

  • Construction & Renovation Loans
  • Doctor Loans
  • Conforming Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate
  • Jumbo Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate
  • Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Loans
  • Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans
  • South Carolina State Housing Loans
  • USDA Guarantee Rural Housing

Mark Schepp, Vice President of Residential Lending, is a University of South Carolina graduate with over 27 years of experience in mortgage lending. A father of five children, he is the founder of Dads in Prayer and a member of City Life Church in Mount Pleasant. Learn More.

Phone: 843-345-1316
NMLS: 474164

George Smythe, Senior Vice President, Residential Lending Specialist, is a native Charlestonian with over 40 years of experience in mortgage lending. In his personal time, George is a lifelong member of the Second Presbyterian Church and serves as Vice President of the Charlestown Neighborhood Association Board and supports the Board of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI). As a 25-year member and two-time Paul Harris Fellow, George is a past Rotary Charleston Breakfast Club president and on the Board of the Preservation Society of Charleston. Learn More.

Phone: 843-343-7591
NMLS: 607895

Charles (CT) Thompson, Vice President, Residential Lending Specialist, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with more than 46 years of experience in mortgage lending. As a Charleston native, he knows the market and the community. His noteworthy community involvement includes serving on the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors and being a member of the Metropolitan Exchange Club of Charleston, the South Carolina Irish Historical Society, the Hibernian Society of Charleston, the Carolina Yacht Club, the Country Club of Charleston, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Men’s Club, and the Knights of Columbus 704 Council. Learn More.

Phone: 843-789-1420
NMLS: 654915

Marci Williams, Vice President Account Executive, Residential Lending Specialist, is a College of Charleston graduate with over 19 years of experience in mortgage lending. She is an Accredited Mortgage Professional (from the National Mortgage Bankers Association), where she currently serves as a board member of the Charleston Association. Marci and her husband have two sons and two dogs. Learn More.

Phone: 843-408-3215
NMLS: 2487811 




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