Open House - Can I ask people to remove shoes?
We are having our first full blown open house all weekend long. We are also selling FSBO so we will be doing the open houses ourselves. We have new laminate flooring throughout the main level and brand new light creamy colored carpet in the new finished rec room in the basement. I would really like it if people would remove their shoes when they came into our home, especially since it is supposed to be rainy/snowy this weekend. Is that rude to ask people to remove their shoes at the front door? I know when I have visited model homes I always had to remove my shoes upon entering. Now our home is not a model home by any means, but I take a lot of pride in how my home looks and I don't want mud all over the floors for the next couple that comes in to view it. I thought about those footy slip on things but I think they are slippery and I don't want anyone to fall down in my home. Any suggestions?