Hello and welcome! We are Alex and Viktor. Back in 2015, we joined forces to start our small but mighty family business dedicated to providing a knowledgeable and personable experience to the homeowners we work with. We founded our business to help homeowners resolve difficult real estate situations that are complicating their lives. Whenever we work with a homeowner, we always put ourselves in their shoes. We want to help you and all of the homeowners we work with to find the best solution for their personal situation.
Sometimes we recommend that the homeowner takes our fair and fast cash offer, while other times, we recommend that the homeowner lists their home with a local real estate agent. In some situations, we can connect homeowners with government and private organizations to resolve their real estate problems.
Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and MIT respectively. Before getting his start in real estate, Alex was a member of an elite engineering team building communication satellites. He was also a manager at Boeing building airplanes. Alex is a detail-oriented and highly skilled problem-solver, which comes in handy when helping homeowners who face complicated situations. He is happily married and enjoys traveling and playing beach volleyball with his wife, Lisa.
Viktor has a nursing degree from Washington State University. Before entering real estate, Viktor worked at the Seattle Children’s Hospital saving infant lives and keeping hope alive for countless families. Viktor is kind, patient, and compassionate. He is always focused on the homeowners and how to best solve their problems. Viktor is a husband to his beautiful wife, Angelina, and a loving father of two children, who keep him very busy! We understand that life can put people in all kinds of undesirable situations that can be helped by a fast and fair sale of an unwanted house.
We Know About Life’s Difficulties Because We’ve Been There Ourselves
Viktor’s parents moved to the U.S. when he was only three years old. His family was facing persecution back home, and they could not live in the country without feeling as if they were in danger. Viktor’s family settled in Port Orchard, WA, and his parents worked hard to support a young family. However, sometimes their efforts were not enough, and Viktor and his siblings went to bed hungry. Viktor started working when he was 11 years old to help his family and quickly learned about the effort that you have to put into a job. A few years later, Viktor worked and studied at the same time and learned firsthand about life as a college student.
When Viktor graduated from nursing school, he took a job at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In his role, he was responsible for keeping babies alive while they battled life-threatening diseases. He built relationships with the parents and helped them cope with the sickness of their child. Often Viktor sacrificed comfort to support his young family and worked night shifts to earn a bit more.
When the 2008 housing crisis came, Viktor helped his parents after they nearly lost their house to foreclosure. He dipped into his savings to ensure the house wasn’t lost. Because of Viktor’s life experiences, he knows what hard times feel like, and he always advocates for people who are on the verge of losing their homes.
Alex’s family moved to the U.S. when he was nine years old because of a lack of jobs in his birth country. During the first few years in Upstate New York, Alex’s family was on food stamps while his dad was finishing his studies. Alex learned that you could earn a little money by recycling bottles and cans, so he worked every day after school to save up for toys that his parents could not afford. Alex went to school wearing the same clothes nearly every day because there wasn’t enough money to buy a new wardrobe.
When he was in University he lived with his parents because he didn’t have enough money to afford a dorm room. He worked full-time to support himself. Alex graduated with student debt even though he went to an in-state school, so he knows how difficult it can be to pay it down while living expenses pile up.
Therefore, when we talk to homeowners who are facing challenges in their life, whether they’re health-related, financial, or family-focused, we sympathize with the homeowners because we know how much pain and anguish these issues can raise. We have lived through these hardships ourselves. We never judge and always do our best to relate and understand.
OUR PLEDGE TO YOU
We promise to always be fair, to never ever ever take advantage of the misfortunes of others and we will do everything in our power to come to a meeting of the minds that’s a win-win transaction for all involved.
Remember, this is why our CEO decided to leave his career path and go into real estate full-time — because he wanted to make an impact and difference in the lives of the people around him. Because of this, we do NOT take advantage of others, but, rather, we are a beacon of hope, a helping hand to those who have had an unfortunate or unfair circumstance thrusted upon them.
You can always count on us to always be fair, always be honest and always do our best to find the solution that’s right for you and your family. Just give us a call… you’ll see the iwillbuyhouse.com difference
Alex Romanov, Co-Owner
Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and MIT, respectively. Before getting his start in real estate, Alex was a member of an elite engineering team building communication satellites and later became an Engineering Manager at Boeing. Alex is a great listener and quick problem-solver, which comes in handy when helping homeowners who are facing complicated situations. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Lisa, who is from the island of Oahu, Hawaii. In his free time, you can find Alex playing beach volleyball, hiking, or traveling.
Viktor Rybachuk, Co-Owner
Viktor has a nursing degree from Washington State University. Before entering real estate, he worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital saving infant lives and keeping hope alive for countless families. Viktor is kind, patient, and compassionate, and is always focused on homeowners and how to best solve their problems. Viktor is a husband to his beautiful wife, Angelina, and a loving father of two children, who keep him very busy! In his free time, you can find Viktor spending quality time with his family or getting in a great workout at the gym!
Josh Croskey, Home Buying Manager
As a dedicated husband and father, together with his wife Cecily, they are parents to seven children ranging in ages from toddler to young adult. Josh started his career as an award-winning mortgage broker in the early 2000’s and over the last 16 years, has built a wide range of skills in business development through his positions working for three of the largest Fortune 500 Companies in the world. Josh is widely known for his genuine passion for his family and helping others succeed. He remains true to making personal connections through uplifting words and action in his everyday life, and his wealth of knowledge in real estate and business development is a great contribution to the I Will Buy House team.
Wende Rick, Home Buying Manager
Wende is a Washington State native who loves Seattle sports. (Go Hawks!) She has a passion for sales with over 25 years of experience within a wide range of media platforms, including Print, Digital Marketing, NBA Arena Billboard Sponsorship, and Product Placement within the motion picture industry in Los Angeles. She’s been married to her sweetheart, Randy for 25 years. Wende is also a travel book author and contributing freelance editor for various magazines including Seattle Magazine. Back in the 90’s, Wende was known as the voice of “The Seattle Scout” in morning drive on Seattle’s KOMO AM1000, and she is currently the producer and host of a regionally syndicated radio show called “Weekends Around the Northwest”, which has been playing for over 20 years.
Home Buying Associates
We started our business because we saw family and friends hurt by the 2008 housing crisis. People close to us lost or almost lost their homes when they were let go from their jobs because the economy sunk and businesses closed. We saw and read about banks unfairly seizing homes, kicking out homeowners, and selling houses at the courthouse steps. We decided that we wanted to help homeowners, inform them about all of the options available to them, and buy houses from people in situations where it made sense to sell. When a homeowner contacts us we strive to find out the key details of the situation and what the homeowner is trying to achieve. Then we analyze the situation with the homeowner and discuss the possible solutions to the problem. People will often realize that there are resources out there that can help them to avoid selling their house altogether.
For people who decide that they do want to sell their house, we discuss the different options that are available to them such as selling with an agent, self-listing, or selling to us for cash. Once the homeowner selects the option that works best for them, we get to work and follow our reliable processes to reach the homeowner’s goal as quickly as possible.
Knowledge is Power
In our business, we strive to educate homeowners so that they can make the best-informed decision that suits their needs and their unique situation. We believe that knowledge is power and we are happy to share it with all of the sellers with whom we work. This makes them become better homeowners and home-sellers in the process. When we meet with our customers we review all of the available options and discuss each option in detail. We are focused on continuously improving our service; all of our team members spend up to a quarter of their time on training and education, therefore we are highly skilled and can solve nearly all homeowner problems.
Smooth Sailing if You Work With Us
Over the years we have refined our processes and procedures to work optimally for every homeowner. Our goal is to provide a smooth and efficient process for selling your home in the area. We are effective at what we do because we measure everything and take process improvement very seriously. People who work with us always comment on how smooth the transaction felt and that the experience of selling us their house was easier and more pleasant than anything they had expected. The keys to this successful recipe are well-tested processes, a well-trained team, and open two-way communication to update the seller on every step of the transaction. Because of these three factors, our business runs smoothly, people enjoy working with us, and they will often recommend us to their friends and relatives.
How We Overcome The Bumps In The Road
We value transparency and therefore we are always communicating with our customers about the progress of the transaction and any issues that we foresee. Because some real estate transactions are complicated (title issues, bankruptcies, difficult tenants, etc.) they require more time and additional resources. However, we always inform the seller if we expect difficulties during the transaction and describe the steps that we will be taking in detail. This way the homeowner is not surprised and has confidence in our ability to resolve their real estate problem. While customers with simple real estate transactions rave about working with us because of the speed, efficiency, and great communication we offer, we are most proud of the challenging and thorny transactions that we are able to help resolve. Please see a list of different real estate problems that we’ve been able to solve in the section below.
Industry Experts on Our Team
We have contacts with key players in the local real estate market, including Chicago Title and Escrow, First American Title and Escrow, and Gourley Law Group. We also work with a number of top real estate agents, so our transactions are smooth and on time. We are active in the real estate investor community and are members of the Real Estate Association of Puget Sound. We strive to bring top value to the sellers we work with, and we look forward to serving you!
Credibility and Transparency
We believe that these days you should not trust every business you come into contact with, especially on the Internet. We advise all of our clients to complete a background check on the company you are dealing with. We pride ourselves on being honest and transparent, so we are happy to put it all on the table and publicly share our details with you!
- Our business is registered in Washington State. The Unified Business Identifier (UBI) is: 604288760
- Our phone number is 206-678-1813
- Our mailing address is 12918 Mukilteo SPDWY, C-23 #105 Lynnwood, WA 98087
- We work with Fidelity National Title Company
- Our seller reviews and interviews can be found here: Reviews
- Our Facebook business reviews can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/iwillbuyhouse/reviews/
- Our Google business reviews can be found here: https://www.google.com/search?q=iwillbuyhouse+lynnwood
- Our Yelp page is here: https://www.yelp.com/biz/i-will-buy-house-bothell
Homeowner Situations we’ve Worked With
We pride ourselves on being able to solve even the most difficult real estate problems. Here are just a few of the real estate problems that we were are able to resolve for our customers. (Click on the links to read more):
- Fire damaged house
- Probate requiring a fast sale
- Non-conforming title to the property
- Selling a house from out of state
- Retiring, selling the house, and renting it back for 2 months
- Fast sale with no real estate agent commissions
- Tax Liens
- Divorce requiring a fast sale
- House in poor condition that real estate agents don’t want to list
- Property with pest infestations
- Property requiring serious repairs
- Property with dozens of abandoned vehicles
- Guaranteeing purchase 9 months into the future so the owner could plan their retirement
- Tenants who stopped paying rent and will not leave the property
- Assistance with moving and storage expenses
- Property full of personal possessions
If you would like to speak with homeowners who recently sold us their property we would be happy to put you in touch with them.
How We Work With Homeowners
If you have any questions about how we work, what the process of selling a house is, or having us help you avoid foreclosure, or just want to learn more about us, please reach out to us anytime!
So far we have purchased over 50 houses totaling over $10 million. We are proud of our track record because behind each house there is a story and a person or family whom we’ve helped.