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About The Equity Rise Team

As Top Realtors in Northern Virginia, the agents of the Equity Rise Real Estate Group from Pearson Smith Realty serve clients who are buying and selling homes throughout Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, including Fairfax, Chantilly, Centreville, Manassas, Reston, Herndon, and from Arlington to Aldie and from Leesburg to Lorton.

Our team approach ensures that each step of your transaction is handled by an expert in their field, including home search, negotiation, photography, and marketing homes for sale. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation where a professional real estate expert will give you a FREE custom valuation of your home, so you'll know what it would sell for in today's real estate market. We will also give you tips on how to get the most money from your home with the least effort.

Call us at 703-539-2969 now for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Reviews from Our Clients


"Our experience with Mark and the Equity Rise Team was very smooth. We were extremely impressed with Mark’s professionalism and with the marketing materials that the Equity Rise Team provides. Our house sold in 5 days with multiple offers. Mark exceeded anything that we’ve ever seen from other Realtors we’ve worked with. We have already recommended him to a colleague and would certainly recommend him to anybody else we knew."

by Sherry F.

"The team at Equity Rise was my first and only contact because after walking through my home, they gave great suggestions on what my home needed to prepare it for sale. My home needed a lot of updating and the Equity Rise professionals made solid, strategic recommendations on where I should spend my money to get the biggest return on my investment. I would have been lost without them. Throughout the sales process, I really appreciated their constant communication with me and with potential buyers. I was especially impressed with their negotiating of concerns raised by the buyer of my home. They were able to work through all the issues that arose between contract ratification and the settlement date. The sale truly was a win-win for both parties and I couldn’t be more pleased."

by Judy C.

"The value that they gave us was absolutely amazing. Their advice was spot on. We had two offers in two days. It was just phenomenal. It actually surprised us just how quickly the house sold. They were always there for us and if we had any concerns, they addressed them in a very professional manner. Their customer service was “A-1”."

by Helen B.

"A lot of seller’s agents get a listing and sit around waiting for buyers to show up, but the Equity Rise team focused on selling our house every day until it was done. They made it easy to get our house fixed up, worked with us to price it attractively, staged it effectively, and promoted it heavily. We received lots of personal attention. In a down market with competing properties all over the place we had a full price contract signed only 48 hours after our house went on the market. The Equity Rise team REALLY knows how to sell houses and did an outstanding job for us."

by Bill C.

"I tried to sell my house myself at first, but I realized very quickly there’s a lot more to it than putting a sign post in the yard and hoping someone will come and buy. There’s more to it than meets the eye! It’s not just a matter of “getting a buyer.” There’s the home inspection, everything! There are so many details! It’s really amazing how many details there are in buying and selling a home! Everything has to go right. I had to settle quickly. The whole Equity Rise team went above and beyond the call of duty. I would whole-heartedly recommend the whole team. That’s the other thing that really was great, was knowing that there was a whole team of people behind it all, not just having to deal with one person – I could call on everybody there. I felt like I had a lot of knowledgeable people behind me, besides her, and I feel like that alone was really valuable. I highly recommend Equity Rise, and if anyone ever asks me for the name of a good Realtor I certainly will recommend them – in fact, I already have!"

by Sharon W.

“I have a disability called arthrogryposis. It affects people in different ways, but for me it affects my hips mostly. That’s why I need to walk with braces and crutches. I needed a ground level condo with a garage close-by and no stairs. When the building I wanted to live in didn’t have any units for sale, Leigh Anne wrote a personal letter to every owner on the ground floor asking if they wanted to sell. When a condo became available, there we had to compete with twelve other offers. Leigh Anne gave me great advice on how to make my bid stronger and I won the bid! This is so awesome! I can’t believe it’s happening! I’m so excited that I’m finally getting my own place! The level of service Equity Rise provided was so awesome! They really did a great job helping me to find this place. I would recommend them to anybody and every-body who is looking for a place to live! Equity Rise Team is #1!"

by Steve V.

"My family was in Bangalore, India. We planned to move to Washington DC due to work. I was in charge of finding a place to live, buying a house, without my spouse actually seeing it, so that was a bit of a challenge. My agent never pressured me on the houses. He wasn’t looking for something short-term. He was always looking for my best interest. I basically paid $10,000 less than what I thought I would pay for this house, just because of his help in negotiating for this house. Very unbiased, professional advice, and giving me the life cycle of services from understanding the area to going through the houses, through comparison, through negotiation of the deal, then the post-closing networking or contact with service providers in the area."

by Sunit S.

"I used the Equity Rise Team to purchase my initial investment home. I found them to be professional and thorough in the level of analysis they did, and in helping to find the right fit for my investment objectives. I was very happy with that experience, and in fact, I'm now working with the Equity Rise Team again to look for another investment home."

by Fee V.

"We found the Equity Rise Team on their special “new construction” website. At first, we were a little naive and hadn’t planned on having an agent represent us with new construction. I think from the first moment that we really met Leigh Anne and the team and getting to know what you guys do was just really impressive... just hearing how much knowledge there was to be shared and I think right away we we’re pretty much sure instantly knew that we needed somebody on our team that really help to guide us. I would absolutely recommend Leigh Anne and the entire team to anybody, new construction, resale, whatever! I would honestly work with them again anytime. It was such a pleasure, so professional, so helpful and always really looking out for us and I couldn’t have ever imagined that it would turn out as well as it did."

by Dennis and Belinda

"Our experience with Equity Rise was great! Everybody was very helpful. Everything was done on time. The communication was perfect – mostly text messages, which is the way I do most everything anyway, so that helped out greatly. We had all kinds of reminders, so we never had to worry about missing anything, any deadlines. We had some interesting things come up in this process, and they were all handled very well. It was very easy on our end."

by Dave and Stephanie K.

"Our experience with Leigh Anne and her team has been incredibly positive. From the beginning we were impressed with Leigh Anne's professionalism and her sincere interest in marketing and helping selling our home. For example, we interviewed several agents, as we were able to proactively plan for a market driven sale price. We relied on her experience and expertise many times during the process. She offered countless helpful suggestions and did a remarkable job staging our home for showings and open house events. We always felt she had our best interests at heart. The highlight of our experience working with Leigh Anne came as we got close to closing and a complicated matter arose related to the title on our home. When everyone else seemed to be stuck trying to resolve serious problem, Leigh Anne dug in and through persistent "detective" work was able to make a breakthrough that allowed us to sell our home on schedule. Without a doubt she represents everything an outstanding real estate agent should be for his or her clients. Leigh Anne exemplifies the best of her profession. We gave Leigh Anne an "Excellent" in every aspect of the service she provided but she really merited a rating about excellent. We think perhaps an "Excellent Plus, Plus would apply."

by John C. and Rosa A.

“Leslie Plata Wood is an amazing agent. She was responsive, attentive to my needs, and made the home searching and buying experience a pleasant one. I have friends who are agents, but not as good as Leslie. She went the extra-extra mile for me. She was patient and did not pressure me, which was perfect. I will recommend her to all my friends.”

by Mary S.

"Totally on the ball! Kept up to date in an ever-changing fast-paced market. Leigh Anne was incredibly responsive, and understood our vision for our future home!"

by Rob and Sarah M.