(Closed) Talking to the Future Neighbours

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AB Bride:  I didn’t, but we did look them up on google (try to find them on property tax records which are public). We moved in winter and didn’t end up talking to anyone until June because people didn’t realize we moved in. But I live in a weird neighborhood where people don’t chat with their neighbors. Its been two years and I still haven’t met the people who live across the street from me.

In your case I might wait until moving and take my cues. Also visit the street at different times. Are there block parties and kids out all the time, or is it quiet?

Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t talk with any neighbors when we bought our home. We did come to the neighborhood we were interested in a few times after we saw the house. We drove through a few times to get a feel for the neighborhood (weekends, evening time, etc) and we walked our dog there one time, too.

I think it would be a little weird if someone who was just looking at homes knocked on our door, but when a family down the street was looking at a house I said hello to them. Granted, our dog bolted out the front door and into the garage of the home they were looking at, but I would have said hello if I’d been out on the street. Our street isn’t block-party friendly, but we know our neighbors names and talk with each other when we’re both in our front yards/see each other on the street.

Post # 5
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope we did not talk to any neighbors.  We met the next door neighbor when we were moving in. The other side of us neighbor we have never met she is an older lady that is all I know.  The family that lives behind us talked to them probably 6 months or so later after we moved in….

Post # 6
2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t see any harm in it, but I wouldn’t do it with every single house! I had a client do this and he just drove around the neighbourhood in the morning and tried to catch people. Doesn’t really mean that you will get honest answers though, if the neighbours are smart and want the house to sell they’re not going to tell you about the party animals across the street or the airplane noise overhead!

Post # 8
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We knocked on the door of the neighbors on the left and right side of our to say hi. We didn’t do this for every place, only the place we put an offer in. Since we’ll be sharing walls, Husband wanted to make sure neighbors are not some crazy person or a jerk.

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