At BesTitle we place value and importance on being a good neighbor in our communities and with local businesses – it’s the core of our organization and something of importance in each office. In fact, at the heart of our very mission is an ongoing commitment to the communities in which we work and live.
Through our core values, we strive to convey this commitment both to our customers and partners, as well as to our own employees. This ensures that we carry out our mission in a way in which we can be proud. Our core values are:
- GENUINE – We value authenticity, honesty, and trust in our relationships with our industry partners, customers, and community.
- INNOVATIVE – We utilize the latest technology to ensure that our customers have smooth and streamlined closing transactions held to the highest standards.
- HONORED – We take great pride in being part of the best moments in our customers’ lives, whether it is helping them to buy their first home or begin a new adventure.
- COMMUNITY – We strive to create a positive environment that cultivates growth and revitalization for our team, our customers, and the communities in which we live, work, and serve.
Along with our commitment to each of the communities of which we are a part, we think it is important that each of us work to be good neighbors to one another. Here are a few reminders on how you can be a good, respectful neighbor where you live.
- Be Respectful of Boundaries – Whether you are best friends with your neighbor or just acquaintances, you should always observe and respect their personal space. And this does not just refer to physical space, like their home and their yard, but allowing for privacy without inserting yourself into their family interactions.
- Be Friendly – When someone new moves into the neighborhood, introduce yourself or perhaps bake your new neighbors a pie or a dozen cookies. Neighbors are people you will most likely see on a regular basis for years, which is why it’s important to maintain a respectful relationship if not a true friendship. A simple “hello” can go a long way. Asking your kids to do the same is also a must. These friendships that take place between the lawns may be some of your longest-lasting friendships.
- Lend a Helping Hand – Be open to helping your neighbors out whenever possible. This could be snow-blowing their sidewalks and driveway in the wintertime, or offering to babysit their kids for a couple of hours. They will appreciate you going the extra mile and probably return the favor when you’re in need.
- Stay in Touch – Inform your neighbors of any local events or consider hosting a gathering to help your neighbors get to know one another. Also, keep your neighbors updated regarding any major projects you are having done around your home, particularly anything that may impact them. While you don’t need their permission to make changes to your home or yard, giving them updates will go a long way towards keeping the peace.
- Look After Your Pets – Take responsibility for your pets and always clean up after them. Be sure to keep them away from your neighbor’s lawns and certainly be aware if your dog is a barker. Remember, while it may be hard to believe, not everybody loves your pet as much as you do.
Simple gestures and common courtesy can go a long way in creating a happy and peaceful neighborhood. Follow these simple tips to be a good neighbor, and we are confident others will do the same.
We are proud to say that we have been a “good neighbor” since 1991, and have completed tens of thousands of real estate transactions since. Our expertly trained staff is here to help you with your closing from start to finish. Contact us today.