The location of your new home – the neighborhood that it’s in – will largely dictate how much you spend on your rent or mortgage. Location is important, because it is representative of the school your children will go to as well as the people your family will be surrounded by. While your “home’s surrounding area” is high-up on the list of conversations to have with your realtor, it’s usually only grazed over or addressed at a very high level. Words like “great” and “up-and-coming” and “school system” are dropped like candy on Halloween. And then you move on, only to revisit the topic after you’ve signed the paperwork and spent your first night in your new home. That’s when the truly intriguing question arises: Who are the neighbors? Quickly followed by: are they nice?

Here are a few telltale signs that your neighbors are, in fact, nice people:

Introductions Flow Freely

Friendly people say hello. If your neighbors are innately friendly and social people, it’s very likely they do just that when you move in next door: say hi. Of course, it’s not a completely altruistic act, because your neighbors are probably just as curious about you as you are about them.

At the end of the day, however, it’s a win-win situation and, hopefully, the start of a pleasant friendship.

Helping Hands All-around

A nice way to break the ice with a new neighbor is by offering to lend a hand. We see this all the time at Mont-Rose Moving Systems – people approaching our customers and offering to help in any way they can.

Typically, customers refuse their neighbors advances because they have all the help they need from Mont-Rose. One can say, however, that what they lose in labor they gain in love.

Housewarming Gift Giving 

Bringing a fresh apple pie might be cliché, but it’s still just about the nicest thing you can do for a new neighbor!

Welcoming someone to the neighborhood block with a fresh-baked something shows that you truly want to make someone feel at home. If your neighbor does this for you, it might not be a bad idea to jot down their phone number.

Call Mont-Rose Moving Systems today to discuss more neighborly etiquette tips before your next move! We provide full-service San Jose moving services!