5 Qualities of a Good Neighbor

Have you ever had a nightmare neighbor? Unruly animals, loud music until all hours of the night, unkempt yards, and general hostility are just a few of the unpleasant qualities of a bad neighbor. No one wants to live with bad neighbors - or unknowingly be one!

Home buyers can investigate the local schools, parks, and restaurants, but it's harder to know if they have good neighbors or not until they are living in the home. Being a good neighbor builds communities and makes for a pleasant experience for everone involved. 

  1. Be friendly but not overly familiar. Respect boundaries but always present a smiling, friendly attitude while interacting with your new neighbors.
  2. Respect quiet times. Generally accepted quiet times, such as early mornings or late evenings are a given, but be respectful of playing loud music or activities during other times as well.
  3. Keep your home and yard clean. Keep the appearance of your home up to the standards of the neighborhood.
  4. Watch out for your neighborhood. Help out by picking up newspapers when your neighbor is on vacation or offer to pick up packages that are dropped off.
  5. Handle situations like an adult. If an issue arises, address it quickly and maturely.

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