Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I can't say I've ever had a bad neighbor. I've had good neighbors and I've had great neighbors. The good neighbor rating goes to those who have not been bad neighbors and prefer to stick to themselves. The great neighbors have been those who are actively looking for ways to help and be actual friends. 

As for me, I like to think I'm a good to great neighbor.  I've had neighbors who have embraced my neighborly actions and reciprocated. Then there are those who are cordial but make no extra effort to interact.  Either way is fine with me.

Dec 04, 2021 03:44 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The best neighbor I can be is to mind my own business.

Be and let be. Live and let live. 

Yet, I am available to help a neighbor or anyone, if they need it. 

Dec 04, 2021 02:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We are fortunate to have some good neighbors. We are approaching the time of the season when good neighbors help with snow removal and I have provided that help many times. And, neighbors have helped me a number of times.

Dec 04, 2021 02:35 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am lucky to have good neighbors and I believe that I am a good neighbor as well.  It seems that it is as easy as saying hi and letting others know that they can call upon you when the need arises.

Dec 05, 2021 04:22 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

We are blessed with great neighbors Richie! Too late to get into details....they are more like family then neighbors and there are several of them.  Blessed!

Dec 04, 2021 08:41 PM
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, VA, GA and FL.

Use to have horrible neighbors. Acually took us to court for mowing over the property line. They were eventually foreclosed on. Now we have a wonderful younger couple that we are good friends with. I guess things just even out over time. :)

Dec 05, 2021 06:54 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thank God I'm a country boy. Live on a farm and my neighbors are pretty spread out. My Brother lives on the farm next door.

Dec 05, 2021 05:01 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

When you are young and have kids, it's great to have other families around with whom your kids can play and you can depend on them for car pooling etc. As I've gotten older, it's nice to know that good neighbors are all around me, but my real friends come from those I interact with during my daily life away from home.  I don't really want neighbors popping in at this stage. 

Dec 04, 2021 08:59 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Oh... I gots me one of them thar bad neighbours.  She allows her doggo to bark at all hours, her air conditioner leaked on my second bedroom, and thanksgiving her bathroom created a tropical rainforest in my bathroom.


And her response?  "ooopsie."


Fairly typical for her.

Dec 04, 2021 06:12 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes, we have wonderful neighbors. It is one reason we've been in our house for almost 25 years. Thankfully, I can't say we've ever had a bad neighbor. We've had and have some who don't join in but that is Ok. Everyone does the basics (good lawn care, respectful and courteous). But our neighbors who live here in the cul-de-sac with us are amazing. We look after one-another's homes, pets, and even kids when we all had kids at home. We're the only ones who are original home owners, the others are the 2nd or 3rd people to own the house.  We have one neighbor outside of the cul-de-sac who is an original owner and will join in sometimes. And we're friends with another couple who lived a few houses down. They moved but sold their house to their son who recently got married. My son jokes that he's going to move back one day and buy our house like the neighbor did. Many of our neighbors, like us, have done or are doing updates and planning to stay a while longer. I hope you have great neighbors as well.

Dec 05, 2021 06:09 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I've had good & bad all at the same time! One neighbor I let use my oven for Thanksgiving cause she needed more turkey! Right on the other side were the wierdos that said my springer spaniel (Bella the Blunderdog) was going to try & kill her little girl. She was often off her meds.

Dec 05, 2021 06:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lived in a lot of places and only oonce had a bad neighbor who played loud music at all hours and partied hardy. The condo association took care of it. As for good neighbors, had one who looked after our home when we were away and would pick us up at the airport at all hours.

Dec 05, 2021 04:44 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We had one jackass neighbor when we first moved to Santa Clarita, California.  My wife and I are rather private and really love our neighbors.  We don't look for them to be personal friends, just friendly.  It is great to know that they will help us when needed and that they know they can call us for help anytime.

Dec 04, 2021 09:45 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I am a bad neighbor 1 hour per day (when I play my drums) LOL. 😎

We call some of our immediate neighbors our good friends. We have one very bad neighbor, a nosey-judgemental gossiper but, I simply cold shoulder her after many failed second chances. The rest we do meals with, parties and dog walking. We keep an eye on each other's homes and help in ways that go above and beyond - including helping with hospice in one case. 14 years in the same home, most of our neighbors are good people and good friends. 

Dec 04, 2021 03:50 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, I am.  Got a 5 Star review from my neighbors over Thanksgiving.  :-)


Our neighborhood was part of the 75,000 people in So Cal impacted by the "Profit Safety Public Shutoffs" the other week.  I ran my generator to power my house and put out an extension cord and a six-strip surge protector for my neighbors to use to charge phones or run equipment.  I also opened up my guest wifi network to them.  Both were taken advantage of and my neighbors were quite appreciative.

Dec 05, 2021 11:09 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm a GREAT neighbor. I smile and wave at everyone, pick up after the dog and don't get too involved with anyone's stuff. I've had HORRIBLE neighbors in the past and thankfully they are gone. I have good neighbors; we all likewise are cordial and mind our beezwax. We do notice and take action when it looks like a dog has gone loose. One of my neighbors saw my legs sticking out of the open back door of my truck and ran over to make sure I was OK. I was fixing the cup holder in the back seat! LOL

Dec 05, 2021 07:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, we have and are good neighbors. I contacted the neighbors before I moved in, met them when we got here, threw a get-together party, etc. We can't actually see any of our neighbors from our home, and we stay out of each other's business, but we're all here for each other if needed.

Dec 05, 2021 06:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My neighbors are all much older than I am, so I have had to assist them many times.   I have a neighbor down the street that picks up my packages if they come while I am not home.

Dec 05, 2021 06:53 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

A good neighbor is an absolute blessing.  Our neighbors showed their truly awesome colors a couple of months ago when we were dealing with a family medical issue.  Am I a good neighbor?  I like to think so...  We take care of our home, smile and wave as we enter and leave the neighborhood, & mind our own business. 

Dec 05, 2021 12:27 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I have both good and bad neighbors.  I try to be a good neighbor.

Dec 06, 2021 03:24 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

After living in a neighborhood with "Kooks" we solved the problem.


After moving...we stopped being friendly.


We say "hi and bye" to the neighbors and do not chit-chat with them. 


I bet they do not even know we are in the real estate business...I like it that way because it eliminates the gossip or misconceptions.




Dec 06, 2021 12:42 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I'm a bad neighbor.
My bird feeder atracks, you guessed it, BIRDS. The bird often visit my neighbors garden.
I'm a good neighbor becuase when my neighbors are away for more than a week I keep the flyiers off their door and drive and mow their front yard.
I'm a bad neighbort because I like knowing the projects those acrxoss the fence are engaged in or considering.
I'm a good neighbor because when I know, I often find ways to make the project easier for them via jigs or tools.
I'm a bad neighbor becuase  I possess conservative values.
I'm a good neighbor becuase I do not react the sticker in the rear window of their pick-em-up truck.

Dec 06, 2021 05:26 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have had many neighbors, some good, some not so good, and others became good once we started communicating and building a relationship.

Dec 05, 2021 02:06 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's good to have a community of neighbors, if things work out. When children are small and need interaction in their own neighborhood, it's very helpful, rather than having to drive them around to play-dates. Being a good neighbor also means not doing things you wouldn't want done to you. If it's something inadvertent that you do that bothers them, being a good neighbor means working things out to keep the harmony.

Dec 05, 2021 09:56 AM