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Looking2buy, Home Buyer in Miami, FL

What is the best way to introduce yourself to a new neighbor with whom you have a sensitive issue to address about their property?

Asked by Looking2buy, Miami, FL Wed Apr 17, 2013

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Have you considered a pie or some cookies?
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I would establish a friendly ground first before touching the issue that is sensitive.
Go and leave your business card, tell them something about yourself and your family, what you do, what you can help with, ask what they do, welcome them to the neighborhood etc.
Once you talk to them several times you can occasionally mention; oh by the way, I wanted to ask you something...and take it from there...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
I would recommend introducing yourself first, and making them feel welcome in the community (maybe invite them to dinner, or bring them some welcoming food, etc.). Then just mention the issue to them delicately at some point thereafter. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
In Miami, a cortadito or coladita and some pastelitos, guava & cheese my favorite.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
I would not combine the intro and the issue.
Everybody wants to be welcomed into the community...
Some blocks do parties to greet their neighbors...
Once you have established a friendly base, mention the issue then,
and offer the solution that is a win/win.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
Introduce yourself. Get to know them first. They may be elderly, ill, or low on finances.

You can also introduce yourself to your other neighbors and get to know them as well. They may be able to offer you some insight into your other neighbor.

Once you have a better understanding, then you should be able to come to a possible solution on how to address the property. If they are renters you could find the owner and address the issue with the owner. If they are hoarders or the property is in disrepair the city may have an ordinance and you may need to call them.

Come from interest in them first, come from contribution and solution.

Have an amazing day!
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