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Shoe Removal Fee- $20.00

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David S. Roberson

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Clear day, no rain, no mud outside. Nice, clean shoes on me. "Please remove your shoes to come inside. We never wear shoes inside" says the homeowner. Do these people not have vacuum cleaners?
 

Oregon Doug

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David - they may have cultural issues.

Oregon Doug
 

Stephen J. Vertin MAI

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Doug:

Your right I just did a 6,000 square foot home in River Forest owned by a Japanese couple. It is considered very disrespectful to wear shoes in the house.

Steve Vertin
 

Farm Gal

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I spent some time in Hawaii as a child and was looked upon quite oddly when I came back to the mainland and sat to remove my shoes upon entering other kids houses....

Wish I could train my spouse... :wink:
 

David S. Roberson

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Cultural shmultural. It's still a hassle!
 

Farm Gal

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only if you gots holes in your sockies :oops: :lol: :lol: :wink:
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Gee, I hope none of my chicken farmers want me to take off my shoes before going into the chicken house!
 

Mountain Man

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Uhhhh, nope. But if you do... the front door mat may tickle your toes a bit before you will come into MY house. :lol:
 

Richard Carlsen

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Problem with taking your shoes off is that it presents a minor hazard to you as you go around the house doing your job. I know an appraiser who carries slippers with him and takes his shoes off at every house.

I think it is a little much to request an appraiser take his/her shoes off in a house when there is no obvious need such as mud or heavy rain.

One thing that many homeowners forget is that the appraisal is being done for their benefit, not the appraisers. Extraordinary requests like removing shoes or coming to the lake cottage on Sunday when they will be there are not really proper.

My comments when there is no obvious need to take the shoes off is that I prefer to leave my shoes on as I may have to go in and out of the house during my data gathering. I would rather not have to stop and put shoes on or take them off. If having shoes taken off is a real hang-up with them, thank them and tell them that you would rather not do the inspection under these circumstances.

The other thing that you can do is to tell them that you are required by your company to wear safety shoes and that you cannot take them off.

Be creative but keep your shoes on.
 
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