Please remove your shoes?
Okay, I've seen this topic within other threads here, but didn't find one devoted to it. I've beautiful new light-colored carpeting on my main level. Since I've gone on the market, when friends and family visit, they remove their shoes. After my first few showings, I noticed dirt in various places of the carpeting - spread out and dug in enough that I pulled out the carpet shampooer and spent an entire afternoon cleaning the rug. I have now placed a sign in the foyer asking people to please remove their shoes before entering the LR. I don't think it's too much to ask since I'm doing my best to keep the carpeting nice for the next owner. I don't want to spend what little spare time I have continually spot-cleaning/shampooing and I do have a decent mat at the front door. So do I keep the sign, or take it down?