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


"Professional, personable, reliable, knowledgeable, quick to respond...appreciated the great service!"
"Ross Storoshenko came highly recomended by family member. His professionalism, knowledge and expertise is very much appreciated. His honesty and guidance helped us to make the best decision for the family. Thank you for great service"
"Working with Ross was fantastic experience. From start to finish his professionalism, market knowledge and experience took us through buying a first home beautifully. He also didn't try to sell us on any home. He showed us the pros and cons and helped us make a good decision, even convincing us not to offer on a couple homes we thought met our criRead MoreRead Less
"If you are not using Ross and hi team as a Realtor, you're making a big mistake. I'm sure there are other good ones out there but in my experience he's one of the best. Multiple transactions and we are not going to anyone else - our whole family uses Ross."
"Ross, is outstanding and helped us to find our dream home. His professional approach and he accommodated all our requests and made it happen. Thank you Ross! for all your help. It was a real pleasure in dealing with you !"
"Alyssa Seniuk is an exceptional realtor. We listed our property with her in the Spring of 2024 and she sold it within 14 days. She is professional, detailed oriented, and gave helpful advice during every stage of the sale process. I was impressed with her level of knowledge and responsiveness during negotiations. I highly recommend Alyssa. She hasRead MoreRead Less
"Evan truly went above and beyond with being my realtor for the purchase of my home. He was knowledgeable and able to dig deeper for further information when appropriate. Evan supported showings, answered my numerous questions, had patience with my process, came up with creative ideas, was an advocate for me with the builder, and a substitute for Read MoreRead Less
"We recently had the pleasure of working with Evan Cochlin at River Valley Realty - eXp Realty for the sale of our home, and the experience exceeded our expectations. Evan's market knowledge and strategic approach played a pivotal role in positioning our property effectively. His attention to detail, coupled with the seamless coordination of the RiRead MoreRead Less
"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