No matter where you live in St. Catharines or throughout Niagara, neighbours are a part of life.
Condo, townhouse, apartment, duplex, single family dwelling – the only situation where you may not have neighbours close by is in rural areas. You’ll still have them though, you may just not be able to see them!
Our McGarr Realty team of experts knows that finding a good neighbourhood for your family is extremely important. We put a lot of effort into locating the perfect home that meets your needs, whether it’s a townhome, condo, or single-dwelling home… rest assured, we’re looking at the best prospects.
We want to make sure your family and your new neighbourhood are a good “fit.”
Our McGarr Realty team knows that as the new kids on the block, it may be difficult to find your fit. Everybody wants good neighbours; the easiest way to get them, we figure, is to BE one.
Our team members have a few suggestions for breaking the ice, and fitting into your new home’s surroundings. Some of these are little things, and some take a little more effort. All, however, can help you and your family settle into your new home comfortably:
Fostering good relationships with your neighbours isn’t always easy. Sometimes, if they are very private people, there won’t be much you can do, except say “hello” from time to time. That’s OK! It lets people know you are approachable and friendly.
For more tips on living side-by-side with strangers in a condo or townhome situation, check out the good neighbour tips on Apartment Guide.
The Washington Post also recently ran an article with tips on “neighbour etiquette.” Read it HERE.
Canada’s very own REALTOR.ca, where you can access multiple listings both nationally and locally, has a section with blogs and informative articles covering diverse topics, many devoted to living in unique neighbourhoods. Check them out, HERE.
Being a good neighbour can be as simple as minding your own business, but being friendly and accessible – and helpful – as the need arises is important, too. Participating in neighbourhood events, like seasonal decorating or Canada Day barbecue and fireworks, lets others know you are a family that fits in.
It all starts with breaking the ice, by just saying “hello!”
Then, you’re well on your way to becoming the good neighbour you always wanted to have.
Are you thinking about jumping into the upcoming frenzy of the spring real estate market in St. Catharines and Niagara? Our McGarr Realty team of experts is happy to answer any questions you might have. Give our office a call at 905-468-9229 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, or 905-687-9229 in St. Catharines. Alternatively, send us a message via the contact page on our website, HERE.