Char lee smith

Char Lee Smith

At McLean Mortgage Corporation

The Char Lee Smith Team


To be your trusted mortgage advisors for life and provide the individualized advice and service essential for each of our clients to achieve their financial goals more efficiently. Our goal is for you to have Trusted Mortgage Advisor mortgage advisors not only to help you meet your own needs, but to meet the needs of your family and friends as well.

Options To Fit Your Needs

Through McLean Mortgage, we are able to offer a complete line of residential mortgage options at very competitive rates because we have access to the largest and most trusted sources of mortgage finance products available anywhere. These products include:

  • Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans
  • Veterans Housing Administration (VA) Loans
  • Conforming Loan Products
  • Jumbo Loan Alternatives

Whether you are financing a $100,000 home or $1,000,000 home, we have options to fit your needs. And for those who have special circumstances, we offer alternatives which can help overcome those unique challenges.

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Char Lee Smith

Senior Mortgage Advisor
NMLS ID # 485886

I love working with active military personnel who are looking to put down roots for themselves and their families. I can help you find the right loan to meet your goal.

As your trusted mortgage advisor, I specialize in working with first-time homebuyers, buyers looking to build a new home, and those serving in the military in North Carolina and Virginia. I like helping buyers get mortgages for new construction, assisting first-time homebuyers with down payment assistance programs, and helping military personnel take advantage of VA loans.

I’ve been in the mortgage industry for 35 years. At McLean Mortgage, we work together to process all the paperwork and make sure we never miss a closing date.

I grew up in McLean, Virginia, and now reside in Greensboro, North Carolina. When I’m not helping clients, I support Brenner’s Foundation, which helps motivate and inspire individuals and corporations to support our veterans and homeless shelters through acts of kindness and leadership. I love hanging out with family and friends and going to movies. Traveling is a passion of mine. When I’m not traveling, I love to read, make holiday crafts, redecorate my home.

Let’s start exploring your mortgage options together.



NC Mortgage Loan Originator License #: I-153403
VA Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO-11212VA

The Char Lee Smith Team

Pamela Thompson
Loan Manager
NMLS ID # 1715703

I’ve been in the mortgage industry for 27 years and have worked at MMC for 7. I love talking with our clients, and actually keep in touch with some of them! The excitement at the end of the process when paperwork is finished and the clients get the keys to their new home is my favorite part of my job.

When I’m not helping my clients, I enjoy traveling. My favorite place to be is Badin Lake in North Carolina.

NC Mortgage Loan Originator License #: I-179962
VA Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO-37123VA

Email Team Member
Office Phone: (336) 856-7140
Fax: (571) 405-2553

Audra Lavik
Senior Processor

I have been in the mortgage industry for 17 years and work diligently behind the scenes to make sure people’s homeownership dreams come true. I love working with my team—collaborating with such a strong group of women is so empowering, and they inspire me to be the best that I can be.

When I’m not helping my clients, I enjoy seeing the world around me. In my free time, you can find me boating, spending time at the beach, or crafting. I am also a retired competitive weightlifter—in 2015, I qualified for the national masters Olympic weightlifting competition.

Email Team Member
Office Phone: (571) 419-6635
Fax: (571) 419-6685

Kara Klein
Business Development Representative

I’ve been in the mortgage industry for 7 years and spent 2 and a half of those with MMC. The best part of my job is helping loan officers build relationships with their realtor partners. I also look forward to event planning whenever I can.

When I’m not helping my clients, I like to spend time outside—whether it be going for a run with my dogs or boating out on the lake or the ocean.

Email Team Member
Office Phone: (980) 359-1604
Fax: (571) 419-6661

Here’s just a small sampling of the reviews our clients and partners have shared with us.

Char Lee helped me on my first home buyer experience and I couldn't be happier !! she was very detailed oriented and really took care of my needs .. I strongly recommend her services!!
M. Hughes
Char Lee was on point/very responsive, super knowledgeable, and closed my loan on time. I would definitely work with her again and would certainly recommend her to anyone needing assistance of a lender.
J. Hawes
My husband and I were referred to Char Lee a few years ago when we moved to the area when buying our home here. She was amazing and we have since then did a refinance and recently just closed on our construction loan in November. We will always go back to her for business. She is fast and goes above & beyond!!! We always tell anyone we refer to her, if Char Lee can't do it, no one can. She is very knowledgeable!!
L. Byrne

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19109 W Catawba Avenue Suite 120, Cornelius, NC 28031

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(336) 327-9379

Office Fax

(571) 405-2563

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