Leslie Wish


My Story


Securing your new home is unique to you. Don’t treat your mortgage like the click-of-a-button.


“Our value is not determined by how many people show up; our value is determined by how the people who show up feel when they leave.”

-Simon Sinek


I know firsthand how stressful this process can be. When I tried buying my first house, all I wanted was information, connection, and commitment to the success of my loan. What I received? Crickets… and eventually a worn-out sense of disappointment in my loan officer.

Buying a home should not be a stressful process, and my experience set me on a path to change that. Unlike click-of-a-button process, I believe in providing engaging and personalized services for every aspiring homeowner, and solving problems alongside my clients every step of the way. The driving force for me in this business is making the process of securing a family’s home easy and enjoyable.

Stepping into these decisions involve many moving parts.

  • The lowest interest rate doesn’t always translate into the best long term financial decision. It shouldn’t be like buying a new vacuum: finding one with all the fancy gadgets at the best price point. Don’t treat your loan like a commodity - this is a human interaction.

  • Paying off your debt and declaring you’re ready for action could create unintended consequences. Interest rates and compliance regulations change a mile a minute, and proper guidance is a must to help navigate a successful outcome.

  • Independent research only takes you so far: a seasoned loan officer is trained to walk alongside you through this process.

  • You shouldn’t assume every mortgage loan is the same.


You We have to think differently


My goal is to equip you with confidence in this big decision, earning your trust as the mortgage loan officer who helped you achieve your goal of buying a home.

Since my earliest memories of competitive gymnastics, growing up in a military family, and becoming a mom, I draw energy from people-driven challenges, solved through determination and a keen attention to detail.

The resilience I have used for decades to build my business into the Top 1% of my industry is the same resilience I invest in my clients, as we work together to secure them a new home. I believe in the parallel power of hard work and a caring spirit to set my clients up for success - leaving them better off than where they began.

Based in Arlington, VA, I spend my weekends gardening, reading, exercising and learning about Virginia history (and, I’m a dangerous board game player). I serve clients in Virginia, DC, and Maryland.


Ready to get started? Here’s how we can make it happen:

  1. Let’s start with a 15-minute introductory call so I can learn more about your goals for purchasing a home. Don’t worry, we don’t have to make any big decisions yet!

  2. After learning more about you, I’ll walk you through instructions for submitting your loan application and supporting documents.

  3. From there, we’ll hit the ground running, and keep going until you’re raving about the best home buying or refinancing experience you could imagine.



Start your loan application.




Sally Karagiorgis

Loan manager
nmls ID #: 673399

I am the Loan Manager for The Leslie Wish Team. I have been in the mortgage industry for almost 10 years, and 5 of those years have been at McLean Mortgage. My main focus is centered around keeping in constant contact with every client and walking them through each step of the buying or refinance experience. The best part of my job is seeing our clients get into the home of their dreams. In my time outside of McLean Mortgage, I enjoy watching football, spending time with my 4 children, and spoiling my grandchild!


Jon Mukai

production manager
nmls id #: 338958

After a ratified sales contract is received and you and Leslie determine your mortgage strategy, I will be actively involved in keeping all parties informed of the loan progress throughout the transaction and up to the closing.  I have many years of experience in managing loans through each step of the process, and I focus my time on communicating directly with you to ensure a smooth and on-time closing. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, playing golf, and rooting for DC sports teams.