Home Buying Process

Buying a home is certainly one of the most rewarding experiences most of us ever have; it is also one of the most challenging. If you’re a first time home buyer, the process may seem overwhelming. If you have been through it several times, every move is different, and presents new challenges. The process though is typically always the same.

Determine Home Buying Power

Identify your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. Our team of lenders are the best in the business and can help you determine and budget the right price.

Find The Right Property

Rick Franz and his team of professionals will “search the world over” for the home that is just right for you.


There are a myriad of negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, dates, inclusions/exclusions. Rick teaches negotiation in Washington State and will be your best advocate.

Due Diligence

With a negotiated agreement in hand, time to complete the evaluation of the property. Inspections, homeowner association review, preliminary title review, information verification, etc. We can help you resolve issues that might cause problems at a later date.


As soon as you are sure the property is right for you, the process of completing the financing continues.


The escrow process typically takes 30 days from offer to close which passes ownership of the property from the seller to the purchaser. Rick and his team will be with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth process.