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Should Buyers Take Off Their Shoes To Tour A Seller's Home?

Question:

Lizette, is it rude of me to request that the buyers are to take off their shoes at the door before touring my home?

I don't want to make them angry before they come in, but I am not into having all the germs from shoes in my house. Amy G.

Kentucky Realtor - Lizette Fitzpatrick - 859-979-2834Answer:

Amy G., It's not strange at all for sellers to request this.

These days people are more conscious of the living spaces of others.

Everywhere we turn there are warnings to use anti-bacterial wipes and sprays on everything we touch.

It's a wonder we have survived at all. Didn't we all try to eat mud pies when we were young??

I did see one home that I toured with buyers that had a basket of disposable slippers to put over shoes like they have in the hospital.

I thought that was a nice touch to have at the door. 

Just put up a sign and leave a large mat at the front door for the buyers to put their shoes on.

It might be a nice touch to also provide a chair nearby for those that have a bit more trouble taking their shoes on and off. 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • January 20 2011 04:20PM
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