Should viewers take their shoes off – and do you insist?

Review of a recent article in Property Eye

Do your viewers take their shoes off when they go into homes?
We are asking because the issue was raised in an article at the weekend by the Mail, which advises “Don’t ban shoes”.

The piece tells vendors that in order to be successful, “Put a mat by the door to save your carpets, but never insist on visitors taking off their shoes. Some people feel incredibly uncomfortable without their shoes on and uncomfortable people seldom turn into buyers”.

This drew the comment: “I wouldn’t want to sell my house to any one too scummy to remove their shoes before traipsing all over the carpets.”

“Taking your shoes off should be default upon entering someone else’s house unless they tell you otherwise.”

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