The New Neighbors - The Ups and Downs

You don't know them, but they seem to be okay.  The new neighbors.  Everyone has had their share of stories about those strangers who move into the community.  They either mind their own business, mind yours, or cause problems.  Sometimes they are simply nice people that wave or say, "Hello" and that's it.  But whoever they are, you can be nice to strangers.

One issue that tends to arise are those busybody residents who tend to be loud, a bit too friendly, and ask to borrow some things.  New neighbors might be put off with them and so there will be some tension in the air.  Little things can turn into big things quickly.  Making new people feel welcome; instead of unwelcome, will ease some of the stress for all.  A simple exchange about the community, a story about a bad neighbor, and other useful information will help people adjust.

If your neighbor is not familiar with some rules, you can always post a note, a copy of the rental policies or speak with management, but whatever you do, don't let annoying behavior turn into a major ordeal.  Remember everyone deserves to live in peace!

Nicholl McGuire not only offers tips about her experience in the property management industry, but she also runs a small virtual assistant business part-time here. 

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