Even if you never intend to be best friends with your new neighbor, it’s always a good idea to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome. You never know when you’ll need a helping hand or someone to water your plants when you go on vacation.
Start the relationship with your new neighbors off on the right foot by welcoming them in one of the following ways.
While an apartment tour is informative while looking for a new home, having a current resident show you around once you’re moved in is even better! You can tell your new neighbors about any insider tips and tricks and introduce them to other residents. This also provides your neighbors an opportunity to ask any remaining questions they may have.
Write a Handwritten Note
In a time of short text messages and phone calls, a handwritten note goes a long way. Introduce yourself, let them know what apartment you’re in, and offer to answer any questions they have. They’ll be happy to know they have someone to go to if they need any help.
Give the Gift of Greenery
A plant is a low-cost gift that will breathe some new life into your neighbor’s apartment. Do some research on low maintenance plants in case your neighbor doesn’t have a green thumb. Send along a note with care instructions for the plant so the recipient isn’t left wondering how often to water it.
Neighborhood Cheat Sheet
Put together a list of helpful information you can give to your neighbor along with the handwritten note or house plant. Include the best places to get delivery from, where the good coffee shops are located, and reminders like when garbage and recycle pickup days are. The small effort on your end will make the transition into a new home and area easier on your neighbor.
Discovering all the best places to go in a neighborhood can take months or even years. Invite your new neighbor to a restaurant in town and tell them about the best places to go. They’ll appreciate learning about the best parks, coffee shops and bars from someone who knows the area well.
Know someone who would love to move in to Stonegate? Have them schedule a tour today!