Leslie Wish


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

Leslie and her team are complete professionals! She went above and beyond during the mortgage lending process and was always available for questions/concerns. Even more importantly, she moves QUICKLY to ensure no delays in the process. I’m sure that she works with many clients at a time, but you never felt like you didn’t have her full attention. Additionally, Leslie did a great job of presenting mortgage options that would best suit your individual situation. I can’t say enough good things. Leslie is THE BEST!
As a first time home buyer, I was looking for a lender who was both knowledgeable and very easy to work with - Leslie and her team came through on both counts. Not only that, but they took me from offer to close in just three weeks! The personalized service I received was second to none. I would highly recommend working with Leslie if you’re looking for a mortgage. You won’t regret it!
— Homebuyer - Susan D.
Leslie and her team have helped me navigate two home loans over the past few years, and each time, they have been excellent. They are timely, think ahead about exactly what you need, offer solutions, and make the timeline happen. That meant working late or on the weekend to ensure a smooth offer and close. I will use them time and again.
— Homebuyer - Jodi
We amazingly went from offer to close within 2 weeks, and that’s all thanks to Leslie and her team. She is incredibly dedicated and on top of her game. Also as first time buyers, Leslie was tremendous in helping us navigate these real estate waters - she patiently answered all of our questions - silly and repeat, always had our best interests in mind, and never pressured us.
— Homebuyer - Maureen M.
I was introduced to Leslie Wish and her team from my real estate agent. They did an amazing job. The process was fast, efficient, and easy. Leslie even showed up at my closing to give me some moving boxes in case I needed a few extra. I would highly recommend this team to anyone!
— Homebuyer - Tyler W.
Working with Leslie and her team was a pleasure. From pre-approval to closing Leslie was personally engaged in helping build the right loan for my wife and me. She sought to understand our goals as she walked us through the pros and cons of our many options. Her support never wavered as we missed out on three homes - she even put together approval letters for us in short order even over a weekend when she was out of town. During the closing process her team worked tightly with our realtors and closing attorneys, and they remained communicative throughout the process. I would highly recommend Leslie Wish and McLean Mortgage to anyone... In fact, I have already recommended the team to a few friends.
The best in the business- your first step to a successful home buying experience!

I have worked with Leslie 3 times over the past 8 years with home loans and refi’s, and I can tell you first hand that she is the “cream of the crop”. The service I experienced each time from Leslie and her team makes me feel as if I am their only customer - she responds in a timely manner, and answers each question patiently and specifically. If you think you might want to purchase a home in the next few years, do not call your realtor- the first step to a successful home buying experience is a professional, ethical lender. Leslie made sure we had all of our pre-approval documents ready to go even before we started looking at homes, and this made the process of making offers on homes very simple and efficient from that end. Leslie has a team of all-stars (thanks Sally & Jon!) that are thorough and *caring*. They made the loan process less ‘technical’ and more human - they made us feel as if our success was their success, and that makes all the difference in the home buying process, especially if it’s your first time. Sally and Jon made us feel confident that we wouldn’t miss a deadline, document or signature and they kept us informed of the next steps in the loan process all along the way. The other very valuable piece of working with Leslie is that she is very well connected with other top notch professionals in this industry and she can refer you to many other great services, should you need them (like we did).
— Erika V. - Centreville, VA
Over the years, I have found that when my clients work with a lender other than Leslie Wish it creates additional work for me. Leslie and her team take care of every detail and keep me updated through the process which allows me to concentrate on obtaining new business. As realtors, all we have is our Time and Reputation and working with the Leslie Wish team protects BOTH! The level of service they provide is unmatched in the Industry and happy clients equals referrals and repeat business me.
— Carla U. - Century 21 New Millennium
Leslie Wish and her team at McLean Mortgage were lovely to work with. We shopped around at a few mortgage lenders before deciding to go with Leslie because we found that Leslie’s team was very responsive, professional and thorough. They made themselves available to answer all our questions about the process and helped keep us organized and ready for the next steps along the way. Leslie and her team did a great job explaining what can be a confusing process in terms we understood, which was hugely helpful and important to us in a mortgage lender. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent lender!
— A. Manning - Homebuyer
Leslie helped us buy our first home, and we were so impressed with her professionalism and clarity. As first time homebuyers, we didn’t know much about the process - she explained everything to us so clearly, while still understanding and taking into account our preferences. She is simply fantastic, and I’d highly recommend her.
— Shaun D. - Homebuyer
This was my first home-buying experience, and I could not be happier with the service I received from Leslie and the whole McLean Mortgage team. My realtor recommended Leslie after I received less Information and assistance than I expected from the first bank I approached for a quote, and I am so glad she did. From the day I first contacted her, Leslie and her team were available constantly, thoroughly collecting all of the required paperwork, answering all of my questions and pushing everything through as quickly and efficiently as possible, but without cutting corners or skipping steps. I think I talked to her team every day during my search and closing process, and I never waited longer than 5 minutes for a call or email back when I needed something. And as a first time buyer, I really had a ton of questions, so that’s saying something. McLean was even able to secure me a better interest rate before closing than what was available initially! If you’re looking for a home in the Northern Virginia area, do yourself a favor and call Leslie. You’ll really be glad you did.
— Chris J. from Leesburg, VA.
Leslie and her team made the home buying process as painless as possible! They were extremely responsive and made sure we were comfortable every step of the way. With the relocation and a newborn, we had a lot on our plate. However Leslie and her associates treated us like family; always giving us updates and providing straight forward directions.

If you are mortgage shopping, I highly recommend working with Leslie’s team! They were more competitive across the board than other lenders.
— Jeff L. of Chantilly, VA
We were first time home buyers, to make things even more difficult we are a military family that were trying to accomplish everything 1800 miles and two time zones away. Leslie and her team took all the stress and worrying out of the process and were simply amazing. No matter what time it was, if we had a question Leslie was there to personally answer it. I can honestly say that I never thought buying a home could be this simple. I would highly recommend Leslie and her team for anyone looking to buy a new home, especially those that are military and using a VA Loan. I can’t say enough good things about this team!
— Aaron P. of Warrenton, VA
This is my third mortgage/home purchase using Leslie Wish. I literally cannot speak more highly of pretty much any professional person I have interacted with. Leslie is supremely competent, professional, and forthright. She is an excellent communicator, and guides you every step of the way through what is a complicated, paperwork intensive process. She works extremely hard to get you the best rate you can get, and fully and clearly explains each step along the way. We have referred 4 other individuals - including family members and coworkers - to Leslie and her team, and will continue to do so. You cannot be in any better position as you go in to a house purchase then you are with Leslie. This third purchase got complicated - and Leslie & team were extremely supportive and communicative as we worked through the issues (none related to them or their side of things). Leslie, Sally, and Jon, are consummate professionals and we truly feel grateful they were part of our team.
— Mary G.- Homebuyer