The Buying Process

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Our Home Buying Process

If you are thinking of buying a home in or around the Edmonton area, you may be wondering how to start the process.

It can feel a bit overwhelming, but with some guidance and advice from trusted professionals, you can feel confident that you are making a well informed and educated decision.

At River Valley Realty, we offer first time buyer consultation where we explain everything you need to know about buying a home and will give you the tools and resources to make a successful home purchase.

Whether you are a first time buyer or if you haven’t gone through the buying process in a while, we are here to offer a complimentary, confidential, and obligation free first time meeting. 

Schedule a free buyer consultation

What We Do

Mortgage Pre-Approved

Speak with a mortgage broker to determine what you can afford. They will require proof of income, proof of assets, a credit check, and employment verification to properly assess if you are pre-aproved.

Deciding What & Where To Buy

Do your research - see what style of homes best suit you and your lifestyle. Examples: two-storey vs bungalow, attached or detached garage, basement finished or unfinished, etc. Once established, we will set you up on a customized search tailored to your preferences.

Finding the Right Agent

Finding an agent whom you connect with, trust, and feel understands you and your needs is extremely important! This is a relationship that you deserve to be happy with.


We will ask you to provide ID's for all persons who will be on the purchase agreement and we will discuss a price and strategy for negotiating. Once confirmed, we will draft up the required paperwork to submit an official offer.


Once we come to an agreement on price, inclusions, and possession date, we are officially PENDING. Pending means that the seller has accepted the offer, but the home is not officially sold yet. Conditions must be met and in most cases you have two weeks or less to obtain firm financing and a property inspection.

Property Inspection

We rely on the expertise of a property inspector to make sure the home condition aligns with the value and that all deficiencies in the home are made aware to the buying party in order to make an informed decision on officially buying the home.

Removal of Conditions

Once the property inspection is completed and financing has been obtained, you will have the opportunity to 'remove conditions' and the home is now legally sold!

Possession Day!

We will ask you to provide ID's for all persons who will be on the purchase agreement and we will discuss a price and strategy for negotiating. Once confirmed, we will draft up the required paperwork to submit an official offer.

Free Consultation

If you’re ready to take the first step towards achieving your real estate goals, don’t hesitate to contact Ross Storoshenko and his team at River Valley Realty. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the local real estate market, Ross is dedicated to providing his clients with the highest level of service and expertise to help them make informed decisions about their investments.

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate in Edmonton or the surrounding areas, Ross and his team have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you achieve success.

So why wait? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your real estate journey with River Valley Realty.

Schedule a free buyer consultation

A Few Of Our Happy Clients


"A TRUE PROFFESIONAL!!! I had Ross list a home for me , a unique home in St.Albert . The home had a carriage house on the property and was the first of its kind to go to market in St.Albert. Ross navigated the process of listing , negotiating, and closing of the sale of the property in a optimistic and professional manner. He was always available toRead MoreRead Less
"Ross and his team were definately the right choice for us, we knew after our first meet with him he was the agent that we wanted to work with! He always made us feel like we were a priority, and really took the time to understand the needs of our family and help us find exactly what we were looking for. He was always available when we had questionsRead MoreRead Less
"Bought and sold with Ross with river valley realty. He went up to bat for us for sure. When ever I needed him to deal with something he went and did it right away. I recommend !"
"Ross went above and beyond to find our family a home in the neighbourhood we were looking for. His knowledge and experience made the process so seamless. He was able to look at property's differently and we ended up buying one that we likely wouldn't have considered because one simple change made the house the perfect home for us. We couldn't be haRead MoreRead Less
"Really good experience!"
"Smooth process and exceptional service"
"Ross has represented me and my fiancé twice. First when we were first time home buyers in 2019. And second when we sold and purchased a new house in 2021. Ross is professional, timely, and communicative. He is awesome at what he does and cares about his clients. We 100% recommend Ross for all things real estate!"
"I worked with Ross on buying my house, he was great!! Made it a super fun experience and kept it casual felt like I was looking at houses with a buddy before a realtor. Awesome experience"
"Love Ross. A great realtor and all around great guy to be around. Has done multiple homes for my family and extended family. Highly recommend!"
"Ross was great when searching for our forever home. He took into account all of our preferences and ended up finding us our perfect home that we absolutely love. We cannot recommend him enough."