Always Wear Protection - Woops

Real Estate Agent with CR Property Group, LLC


Always Wear Protection - Woops -

Tis the Season to be slip sliding away.  Showing houses during the winter season has always been a challenge.  Well it seems like we are showing more and more short sales and foreclosures and the properties just are not kept up to snuff as far as snow and ice removal.

I just showed a house last evening that was vacant.  No snow removal attempts whatsoever.  Client was already at the property previously over the weekend during the daylight and walked around the outside and wanted to take a tour of the inside.  Unfortunately the second time around they were not able to get off in time before darkness set in.  So I made arrangements to show it to them.

Always Wear Protection - Woops - Needless to say, I did not have any cover for my shoes, and they had leather bottoms on, and no sooner than I took a few steps into the driveway, I found out how much padding I had on my rump.  Embarrassing moment yes.  I gave the client a good laugh, brushed myself off, and proceeded. 

We also have to take into consideration a lot of these homes will not have a piece of carpet to wipe your feet off on when entering.  So it would not be a bad idea to take a bath towel with you to put your shoes on or wipe them on, as you may end up belly up like I was outside.

So be proactive and "Always Wear Protection - Woops".


Posted by

Country Home Real Estate, Inc.

1911 East Market Street

York, PA. 17402


Don Spera, GRI, CSP, ABR, Associate Broker

717-577-8981 cellular


Comments (9)

Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Don, glad to know you are OK.  Schools are closed today for ice - good timeing on the article.

Jan 17, 2011 11:43 PM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

Its true I have wiped out before and also the same for not having a place to wipe your can wipe out once you are in the house on a hardwood floor.

Jan 17, 2011 11:44 PM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Don, this is important information on a day like today here in Maryland.  We have a sheet of ice covering the roads and surfaces.  I have an appointment mid-day to show properties.  Thanks for the words of caution.

Jan 17, 2011 11:44 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

An unexpected yank by my golden retriever has sent me spinning into the snow a couple of times so far this winter !

Jan 18, 2011 12:25 AM
Paula J Burt

Good advice, Don!  Thanks for the words of caution!  In our hustle-bustle lives, we don't always stop to think about these things until it's too late.

Jan 18, 2011 01:10 PM

Looks like Central Pa is in for another wintery blast tonight. . . thanks for the helpful reminder!

Jan 20, 2011 12:46 PM
Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

That’s actually good advice. I took a massive spill yesterday in the entrance of a house I was working on. It didn’t feel very good and could have been prevented if I had thrown a towel on the wood floor to wipe the bottoms of my shoes on. 

Jan 25, 2011 07:07 AM
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

I was at a vacant home the other day.  Not a short sale -- but still not cleared well.  I took a cartoonish, arms windmilling pratfall in from of my clients.  No harm, except to my ego!  I need to start wearing more appropriate winter shoes . . .

Feb 08, 2011 12:39 AM ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals - Dallas, TX

Cute blog !

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Jul 05, 2011 04:20 PM