Dirty shoes...eeek!

Dirty shoes...eeek!

When a buyer views your home, they can bring more than dreams and visions with them....the bottom of their shoes can leave a lasting reminder of their visit!  

Asking your visitors to take off their shoes is often awkward.  If you’re not present for the viewing, you may return home to find an evidential trail of footprints, so you need a non-intrusive, fail-safe way to protect your carpets without upsetting anyone.

Your viewers won’t dirty your Axminster deliberately of course, but they may be so engrossed in looking at your beautiful home that they will forget to look down.  It’s even worse if they have a wander round your garden (which you absolutely want them to do) then come back through the house (which you may not).

My suggestion is those oh-so-fetching blue shoe covers.  Leaving a few in a basket by the door is a gentle message that you value your home, and you expect your visitors to show it the respect it deserves.  This visual clue will also remind your viewers of show homes, where they are more commonly in use.  Not a bad mental connection if you think about it.

So, where to get these covers? Well, I did some trawling on the net, and it seems you can get a pack of 50 for under a fiver from Ebay – not a bad investment in your property sale!

Of course, if we are showing your home to prospective buyers, we’ll make sure that they treat your home just as you would – with care!

Christos Nikolaou

Author: Christos Nikolaou

BEng Mechanical Engineering, MSc Real Estate, ETEK Property Valuer, Register and Licensed Real Estate Agent.

Christos Nikolaou is the founder and Managing Director of Property Canvas, he holds a license as an Estate Agent from the Association of Real Estate Agents of Cyprus and he is a registered Property Valuer in the Technical and Scientific Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK). He is the author of our “Dirty shoes...eeek!” and is a certified advance negotiator.


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