Friday, May 6, 2016

How to Meet Your Neighbors after Buying/Selling in Lexington

Meet neighbors by sitting on your Lexington front porch!
If you are ready to buy a Lexington home, or ready to sell your Lexington home, a relocation is in your future! That means that you’ll move to a new home, with new neighbors. In this age of technology, meeting the neighbors is harder to do than say! This is especially true for new Lexington homebuyers, who have been renting and moving around a lot. The concept of staying put in one place for an extended amount of time might be new to you.

There are many perks to knowing your neighbors. When you go on vacation, they can watch over your home for you. If you need a babysitter, or a pet sitter, you can feel confident with neighbors you trust. If you’re bored or lonely, neighbors are right next door! Friendship doesn’t get more convenient than that.

As your Lexington real estate agent, allow me to provide you some tips on how you can meet your new Lexington neighbors after moving into a new home! 
  • Take a walk in your neighborhood. Once you’ve moved in, talk a stroll through your neighborhood to help you learn the area. If you see neighbors out in their yard, or sitting on the porch, or walking as well, stop to introduce yourself. Tell them you just moved in. It’ll either end with a polite exchange, or it’ll end with an exchange of information!
  • Sit outside. You won’t meet your neighbors while sitting in front of your TV.  Next time the weather is nice, sit outside on your front porch, or your back porch, depending on where you’ll see the most foot traffic. If you don’t have a sitting area, just pull some lawn chairs out and sit in your driveway or garage. When others walk by, wave hello and try to spark a conversation.
  • Host a yard sale. Once you move into your new Lexington home, you might realize that you brought too much stuff with you. Before it gets stored away, just to collect dust, host a yard or garage sale at your new home! Neighbors are bound to stop by, so not only will you be getting rid of stuff you don’t need, and pocketing some cash, but you’ll also have a chance to introduce yourself to neighbors. This is a great way to find common interests with neighbors as well, by what they purchase.
  • Get involved. If you live in a neighborhood with a community organization or clubhouse, attend the next meeting and find out how you can get involved! If you hold a position on a committee, you’ll definitely be meeting others who are involved as well. If you don’t want to hold a position, at least go to the next meeting and attend any neighborhood events coming up.
These are just some of the ways that you can meet new neighbors after moving into a new Lexington home! When you’re ready to buy or sell in the Lexington real estate market, contact me, your Lexington real estate agent. That’s what I’m here for!

Theresa D'Antuono

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