Introduce yourself. If you are new to the area, make a point of getting to know the people who live near you. Knock on the door and introduce yourself. After an initial introduction, or if you’ve lived in the area for a while but don’t yet know your neighbours, say hello when you see them in the street.
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Introduce yourself, tell them what you do and how old you are. Very important: add a friendly photo. And of course, don’t forget to mention the date of the move. You can also ask your neighbors to keep some parking spaces free for the day of the move.
Ask them some questions. A great way to encourage conversation is to ask simple questions. Without being invasive, ask your neighbors how they like the neighborhood, how long they’ve been in their home, what kind of work they do, etc. Once you start talking with your neighbors, don’t try and force the conversation.
Hi [NAME/New Neighbor], Congrats on your new home, we want to officially welcome you to NEIGHBORHOOD. [I’ve/We’ve] lived here for [TIME FRAME] and are happy to answer any questions you might have.
Make eye contact, smile, and say hello, hi, or whichever simple greeting you prefer. You can even nod, which is an easy way to say hi without actually saying it. Make sure you’re not too overbearing. Don’t get in someone’s face, try to start conversation with strangers, or make someone feel awkward otherwise.
Messages for new neighbours
A self-introduction should include your name and occupation (or desired occupation) and key facts that will help you make an impression on the person you’re speaking to. In a few sentences, cover the most important things that others need to know about you.
Here are four steps:
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with just walking up to the front door, and introducing yourself or inviting them to a small get together. Let them know you just moved in and where you moved from. If that still feels uncomfortable, then ask about garbage pick up or recycling centers in the neighborhood.
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If you see your new neighbor in his yard, go over and say “hello” or knock on his door and introduce yourself. You might be invited in, or not if they aren’t ready for “company,” but either way keep the visit short. The goal is simple: To welcome them and exchange names and perhaps telephone numbers.
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Read on to check out some of our ideas to say goodbye to your neighbors and friends before you embark on your new city or town.
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