New neighbors? Apply the Golden Rule.
Posted on 3/30/2017 by Stanley Martin Homes
We know this is easier said than done, after all, you have a lot of questions and maybe even a little anxiety. What kind of people are they? Will they take good care of their yard? Join my monthly book club? Leave their holiday decor up all year long? Will I LIKE them? Will they like me? Well, one thing is certain, they are here to stay so making a welcoming first impression is important. Plus, rest assured that they're nervous too, maybe even more so since they are the "new kids on the block".

A simple yet warm gesture will calm the nerves on both sides of the fence. Here are a few ideas:

  • Gift a small house plant or plate of sweets
  • Prepare an easy meal they can reheat (you KNOW how busy moving can be!)
  • Sign a welcoming greeting card and add a list of your favorite local spots (restaurants, shops etc.)

  • Whatever you decide, don't just "drop and run". Use this opportunity to stop by to say hello during their first week there. This is sure to get your friendship off on the right, and neighborly, foot - just don't wait too long!

    The most important tip of all is don't get caught up in the "thing" to bring. If you simply don't have time to prepare something, DON'T WORRY, you can just pop over with a smile. That's what counts, and is as simple as the Golden Rule: "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." It sure is nice to feel welcome, isn't it?

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