Curb Appeal is a term used by real estate agents to describe the first impression a potential buyer gets upon looking at the home from the outside upon arrival. A home with great curb appeal is more likely to get visits than a home that looks drab and boring from the outside. Real estate agents will often make suggestions on how to improve the home's curb appeal for potential buyers prior to putting the house up for sale. A well-maintained yard and well-kept house exterior can sometimes be crucial to even getting a picky buyer inside. If a house is showing signs of wear and tear or the yard has weeds everywhere, it's going to create a negative first impression that could likely stick with the potential buyer as the real estate agent leads the tour through the rest of the property.