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5 Ways To Spread Holiday Cheer To Your Neighbors

Scott Moe

I love my job and it shows! Real estate to me is not just about selling houses, it is about helping families achieve their goals...

I love my job and it shows! Real estate to me is not just about selling houses, it is about helping families achieve their goals...

Dec 10 3 minutes read

Being known as the “new kid on the block” in a new area you just moved to can be a pretty scary thought. Meeting and connecting with your new neighbors can help ease your stress and make you feel more comfortable in your new neighborhood. Here are 5 foolproof ways to be a friendly and familiar face to your new neighbors.

Knock, Knock! Who’s there?

Knock on your neighbor’s door and introduce yourself! This may be a thing of the past, but it’s a simple task that won’t take too long. You can simply just give them your name and phone number and let them know you’ll be sharing a fence with them now. Introductions can go a long way and will surely make a good impression on your new neighbors.

Sweet talk them

If simply knocking and introducing yourself sounds too overwhelming, bring over a plate of cookies or some sweets. This kind gesture will definitely leave a lasting impression on your neighbors, and who doesn’t love sweets?!

Be the cool parent

If you notice your neighbors also have kids, then this can be a huge way to break the ice. Arrange a play date or ask them about local parks they can play at. If they go to the same schools, you can even suggest carpooling (we recommend waiting before trying this as you could scare off your neighbors by asking their kids to get in a car with strangers… you want to come off nice and reliable not creepy!)

Spend time outside

You’re never going to meet anyone if you’re cooped up in your house all day. Make an effort to spend some time outside and meet some new faces. This can be as simple as going for a walk and saying hi to everyone you pass, watching your kids play in the front yard, or even doing some lawn work. These interactions will also come off a lot more natural and not forced if you’re too nervous to knock on anyone’s door. 

Offer a helping hand

People love people who help them right? If you see them bringing groceries in, offer to help them. If you’re raking leaves, shoveling snow, or mowing your lawn, offer to help them with theirs. You can even bring their newspaper or mail to their door so you have something to talk about when you first meet if “hello” is too hard. Unprompted acts of kindness will make a great first impression on your new neighbors.

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