I have never shown a house in the neighborhood where the neighbors waving was deemed offensive by my buyer client evaluating the neighborhood.
Two of the criteria I and my clients tend to frequently apply when evaluating neighborhoods and areas is how friendly the neighbors appear to be. Think about it the next time you’re out for a walk. A wave and a smile go a long way.
I drive through a lot of neighborhoods in the course of a week and while there’s not yet an algorithm that measures the waviness of a neighborhood and I haven’t yet seen a smileZestimate for a neighborhood, friendliness is pretty easy to discern.
The family riding bikes together in the middle of the day last weekend? Left a great impression on my clients (and they were all wearing helmets).
Friendly neighborhoods may not be on the top ten features buyers are looking for, but it is lurking in the back of their mind. On one side they are concerned about crime and safety and a “wavy” neighborhood has to be the anti-thesis of that concern. Nice observation!