Shoe Booties are there for a reason...put them on!
Have you ever seen a property for sale and find signs that say “Shoes off, please”?
And in many cases, there will be shoe booties available for people to put on in case they don’t take their shoes off.
It isn’t just during inclement weather when REALTORs place booties by the door for people to wear. There are simple reasons why this request is made.
- Owners and their agents want to keep the place looking as neat and clean as possible
- Sometimes, it’s for cultural or religious reasons where people in their daily lives refrain from using shoes in the house
The honorable thing to do is to observe that request.
I’ve had some people ignore that request. Even some real estate agents refuse to take their shoes off. Well heck, in that case, put on the booties especially if they’re provided at the property. What's more disturbing about these agents is that they set the wrong examples for their clients. Blatant disregard for a simple request does not reflect well on them.
It shouldn’t be too much to ask. It’s a matter of respect for the owners’ wishes.
NOTE: There are anti-skid booties like these ones found on Amazon.com