(Closed) Spinoff – Do you take your shoes off when walking around a showhome?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you take off your shoes at a shoehome?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    21 %
    No : (16 votes)
    47 %
    It depends : (11 votes)
    32 %
    I don't believe in wearing shoes ever : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012


    Especially so if there are signs.  Think it makes sense, saving wear and tear on the carpeting, hardwood floors… afterall SOMEONE is going to buy this house too some day.

    And as has been discussed here on WBee before, shoes off in any home, is pretty much the norm here in Canada anyhow.


    Post # 4
    1614 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I always take my shoes off in my home for cleanliness, and in other peoples homes out of respect…as we’ve been looking at houses before, I would ALWAYS take my shoes off….Unless of course If the house was like super dirty or something…

    Post # 5
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    When Darling Husband and I were looking at homes, we only took our shoes off to enter one (because there was a sign at the door requesting it).  Otherwise, shoes stayed on.

    Our realtor did the same and, considering she goes through hundreds of homes a month, I’d say that keeping shoes on is the norm around here unless there is a specific request to the contrary.

    Post # 7
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @AB Bride:  Nope – the one home that asked for shoes off was at the request of the current owner, not the builder.  None of the builders or real estate agencies cared or requested anything.

    Post # 9
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    No, but i always try not to step on any light-colored bit of carpet. i lunge from one dark bit to another until i get off the carpet, then i dont really pay attention to the floors.

    Post # 10
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yes, if there are signs. If there are booties, I will use them.

    However, if there’s no indicator either way, then no, I wouldn’t take off my shoes as I am assuming other people didn’t either. I’m usually wearing mostly clean shoes; I wouldn’t go hiking, for example, and then tour homes!

    Post # 11
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Yes. The only time I haven’t is if we’re seeing a new condo build that hasn’t been professionally cleaned yet (so, dust all over everything), and even then I make sure it’s OK with the person showing the suite.

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