Post # 1
Here, there are signs telling you to take off your shoes before going through a showhome. Most people would take off their shoes at the door of someone’s home anyway.
When I go looking, I try to wear easy on/off shoes.
Post # 3
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
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
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
@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 # 6
@Mrs.KMM: The shoehomes don’t all have the same policy? Was it consistent within the one builder?
Post # 8
I would expect people to do what is customary in the region for a resale. I was just curious if this went for showhomes too, as they are a business, and not someone’s home.
Post # 9
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
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
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.
Post # 12
@lilbluebird: yes, exactly this