Are you looking to relocate to Philadelphia? When you find a new house that meets your needs and seems like a perfect fit, you’ll want to take some time to meet your potential new neighbors before you sign on the dotted line. In today’s blog post we’ll share a few reasons why meeting the neighbors can help you feel right at home in your new community.
Your Neighbors Are Experts on Your Local Community
Whether you have questions about the safety of your Philadelphia neighborhood at night or you simply want to know where the best Philadelphia coffee shops are, you’ll find that your future neighbors are the best source of information about the local area. Spend some time thinking about questions that you would want answered before committing to buy in a certain area, and ask the locals after you’ve viewed the home. Yes, you could ask the seller, but remember that it’s in their best interest to sell you the home as fast as possible.
They Can Help the Kids Get Settled in
If you’re moving to a new city with children you’ll likely want to get them introduced to other neighborhood kids so they can start making new friends. Meeting your potential neighbors during the home buying process will allow you to determine which have children that are of a similar age as yours. Of course, if you find that there are no other children in the local community that might be a sign that the area isn’t very family-friendly, so you’ll want to factor this in as well.
You’ll Need to Assess Your Future Relations
If you decide to buy this particular new home you’re likely going to be living in the local neighborhood for years – perhaps even decades. Meeting the local neighbors before purchasing your home allows you to make an assessment of how well you’re going to integrate into the local community and whether or not you’ll be able to have warm relations with those that live around you. It takes just a few minutes of asking around friends and family to hear horror stories about bad neighbors; meeting the locals will help ensure that you don’t make a mistake that you’ll regret later.
About Agent Lady: Cherise Wynne is a leading real estate agent in Philadelphia, helping home buyers and sellers navigate the City of Brotherly Love, with a special focus on first time home buyers. To chat about getting started with your first time home buying experience, click here.