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Investing in real estate is a major life decision but there is nothing as rewarding as finding the home of your dreams. While slightly intimidating, everything about buying a home is exciting and new. Especially if your new home is in a new city or state.

While your first few months in your new home will be spent unpacking and setting up your new abode, there will quickly come a time when you’re ready to explore your community and meet new people. As a real estate professional, I can certainly offer some suggestions for you. Of course, when it comes down to it, you have to find what is most comfortable to you. Below, I’ve identified a few options that you might want to consider to meet new people if you’re moving to or have moved to a new city.

  • Religious organizations. No matter what your faith is, if you belong to a church, you’re bound to meet new people who are welcoming and helpful. If you don’t belong to a church but are interested, most churches have websites so it’s best to check it out first. The site will tell you if they have women’s groups, singles groups, etc. You’ll get a good feel for it to see if it’s right for you.
  • Professional organizations. Work is work but sometimes great friendships can be made through professional membership. Most professions have at least one group that offers networking mixers on a regular basis.
  • Recreational clubs/groups. Whether you’re a hiker, biker, boater, dog walker, runner or tennis player, there’s going to be a group or club to join. Check out city recreational websites and see what’s in store for the adventurer in you.
  • Schools and sports. If you have kids, meeting other families through school and sporting activities is another great way to get connected. You will definitely find others with whom you have something in common.

When you’re ready to invest in your new real estate venture, contact Big Mike. I’ll get you started down the right path in your new home and new community. All you have to do is settle in and start making friends.