Sounds like my dad. He has kept talking even after people have said goodbye. From living with him, I think the best way to get out of the situation you’re talking about is to tell them you have a zoom meeting, an important call coming in, or just smile wave, nod your head and walk inside. This is a tricky situation. Hopefully, it works. Only one neighbor has ever pushed further by tapping me on my shoulder and that was because he was telling me a sprinkler was broke. That was nice but still unnecessary.
This won’t work for everyone, but I always put my headphones on when I’m outside. When they try to talk to me, I just smile and point to them like I can’t take them off. Sometimes I will mouth “Sorry,” but mostly I just turn away and keep working on my yard. I don’t know what they think I’m trying to tell them, but they almost always leave me to be afterward.
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