To a Realtor, “slip-on’s” have it exactly backward.

Their entire appeal lies in their being slip-off’s.

After 3-4 consecutive showings — or 7 or 8 — that feature becomes pretty important.

Exception Proves the Rule

The vast majority of Realtors (and their clients) are very respectful about removing their shoes, because they know next time it could be their listing, and their irate client who has to deal with a dirty floor or carpet. 

The exception?

I recall an incident, years ago, when I was hosting a Broker Open and a Realtor with slush-covered shoes protested that she couldn’t remove them because she “had a bad back.”

She didn’t get to see my client’s house.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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