We all dislike unwanted noise from our neighbors. Too bad we can’t predict this early on. Or can we? When shopping for a new house, you’ll want to consider who is living around you. In this post, we’ll help you find the neighborhood in Dallas that’s right for you, as well as offer some tips on handling neighbors that aren’t so favorable!
You Must Know Yourself First
Do want a friendly, open door vibe, where everyone knows everyone? Or would you prefer a quiet community where people keep more to themselves? There is no wrong answer!
Are you looking for block parties? Neighbors where everyone decorates for holidays? Do you want to live around other homeowners who are to themselves all the time? Or in a neighborhood with more renters, with new people in the neighborhood all the time?
Do you want to stand out?
When you move to a new neighborhood, don’t act better than others. Sure the house is yours, and you are allowed to live there, but be respectful. Don’t make noise moving in all night, don’t block the road with your truck and don’t draw too much attention to yourself. They already know eachother. They don’t know you. Be respectful and go out of your way to be friendly to neighbors you see. Introduce yourself whenever you get a chance.
Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated
Always be nice. Imagine if someone brought you cookies the day you moved into your house? It would feel pretty amazing right? Why not do that for someone moving into your neighborhood? Imagine how welcoming it would feel to receive such a kind gesture upon moving into your house.
If you’re interested in getting to know your neighbors better, get brave and invite them all over for a backyard cookout! Knowing your neighbors and getting along with them, will help you handle any future conflicts with tact and cooperation. Most neighborly issues can be resolved with a simple conversation. However, people can get defensive when they feel like their house or way of life is jeopardized. Resolving issues is much easier when you feel as if you are speaking to a friend as opposed to a complete stranger.
And always make sure you aren’t the bad neighbor. Are your dogs aren’t continuously barking? Don’t make a lot of noise with your trash cans when it’s late. Yes, you are in your own house, but when you live close to someone, you need to be respectful of their way of life too.
When A New Person On The Block Is A Problem
Address issues before you get mad. Going to someone’s house in a fit of rage because their dog is loud, is bound to foster a defensive solution. In all of your situations, you should strive to remain civil and diplomatic. Your neighbor should be a friend, and some one you can turn to if you ever need a hand. Taking the time to get to know a grumpy neighbor, and going out of your way to be friendly with them, will help to keep your neighborhood friendly and peaceful.
- Before you move, check out the neighborhood at different times of the day. It could be a whole different scene at night.
- Contact local real estate professionals in your area for tips.
- Check out Apple or Google Maps. You don’t need to stalk, but if you notice your back neighbor’s yard could be confused with a junkyard, you might want to reconsider.