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  • About

    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 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.

    Our Team Is Ready to Serve You

    Leigh Anne Monk

    Licensed Realtor


    Leigh Anne Monk has over twenty years of business experience, primarily in the fields of real estate and communications. In addition to her expertise as an agent, Leigh Anne is an active real estate investor with experience in numerous types of investment strategies. She has developed a niche in the real estate market of working with individual investors to develop cash-flow opportunities. Leigh Anne is the president of Providence Property LLC, a property management company which she co-owns with her husband Brett. Leigh Anne is also active in her church and community where she volunteers for several charities.

    Mark Wozniak

    Listing Agent


    Mark’s penchant for real estate sales coupled with his strong experience working with home buyers, home sellers, and investors makes him an ideal residential real estate professional. He is able to advise and provide in-depth service across a diverse array of your real estate needs. As a former Partner in one of the world’s top consulting firms, he has world-class experience in marketing, sales, negotiation, and delivering on commitments. As a real estate & home investment specialist, he brings that same level of professional capability to Virginia property sales and purchases.With 20 years of experience in Northern Virginia, Mark has worked with clients all over this region, and has personally lived in areas from Arlington & Alexandria to Fairfax & Centreville. When he’s not criss-crossing the region on real estate matters, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, and three children in Chantilly, VA

    Leslie Plata Wood


    CalBRE# 0225222379

    Leslie’s passion for helping others translates into her role as a real estate agent. She concentrates on helping first-time homebuyers as well as friends, family and colleagues. Before becoming a real estate agent, Leslie was an executive assistant to a director of a property management company, an assistant property manager for a real estate industry leader in sustainability policy and has extensive administrative, personal banking and customer service experience. In her previous roles in commercial property management, she helped oversee over 1.4 million square feet of both office and retail properties in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. Along with the many hats she has worn, her main focus in all her job responsibilities has been to deliver superior customer service and exceptional execution of projects from start to finish. Her educational background is in Business Management, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. Leslie has lived in several cities, including Fairfax County, Prince William County and Richmond, Virginia. She is excited for the opportunity to network with peers, build friendships, gain knowledge and further enhance her real estate skills with the Equity Rise Team. In her spare time you can spot Leslie walking her oversized Doberman Pinscher, enthralled in DIY projects for her home, or at the Mount Vernon Inn where she hosts many fascinating guests and colleagues of George Washington’s Estate.

    Angela Chang

    Licensed Realtor


    Mikayla Mulgrew

    Client Service Coordinator


    Most of Mikayla’s work is with people who are at the early stages of their home buying or selling process. She helps them with some of their initial decisions and choices and then works with our licensed agents to take their home sale or purchase to the next level. Our clients appreciate her excellent listening skills and her “can do” attitude. In addition to her work with the Equity Rise Team, Mikayla is a talented actress and model. She co-stars with our Managing Partner, Brett Monk in the action-adventure short film “Missing Man” which is currently making the rounds in the film festival circuit. She also helps with many of our marketing and business development projects

    Brett Monk

    Marketing Director


    Brett has over thirty years of experience in advertising, media production, real estate, , and website design. Brett is Google AdWords Certified, and also manages our online marketing campaigns. He has worked as a TV/Film producer/director for many clients in the DC area and worldwide and is an award-winning independent filmmaker. He co-stars with Mikayla Mulgrew, our Client Service Coordinator, in the patriotic action-adventure film, "Missing Man". He also spent over ten years as the founder and leader of a local non-profit organization. Brett is married to Leigh Anne Monk . They live in Northern Virginia with their Goldendoodle, Jethro.

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