Walt is a veteran in the mortgage business for the past 25+ plus years. He joins First County Mortgage after working as a partner to C21NM and their Relocation department, as a key liaison with NFCU. Walt is licensed to cover the Lexington Park office’s footprint in addition to Virginia and DC. In addition to Walt’s vast experiences as a Loan Officer, he will also be working closely the entire MD Loan Officer Team in a Manager Role assisting and supervising files.
Walt Leonard graduated from West Virginia University with a Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. After graduation, Walt entered the Air Force assigned to the Strategic Air Command as a member of a Combat Crew Missile Launch Officer at F. E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While in the service, he earned his MBA from the University of Wyoming. After the service, Walt spent his early career in management positions in several industries including food service, transportation, and financial services.
Walt has over 25 years in the mortgage industry. He has practiced his trade in Pennsylvania, Virginia, DC, and Maryland. He has been successful in several positions in the industry, including loan officer, branch manager, district manager, and regional manager of a large national mortgage company. His extensive background enables him to understand his customers' needs and enables him to recommend the best options for his customers. He has overseen production in his districts of nearly $1 billion per year and has personally originated hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages for his customers throughout his career. Walt can provide superior guidance and a strong commitment to the needs of a borrower. He will take the time to walk the customer through all of the steps in what is probably the most important investment of their lifetime. He also understands the need for constant and clear communication with his referral partners.
Walt lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife Amy of 22 years. They have five adult children and six grandkids who keep them busy in their free time. Walt and Amy enjoy sailing the Chesapeake Bay and the US Virgin Islands. They enjoy going to the beach and riding their bikes for outdoor exercise and are active in their community and their church.
MD License# 26-48786
DC License# MLO200149
VA License# MLO-52017VA
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