What is curb appeal? How imporant is curb appeal? As a real estate agent I couldn’t stress enough the importance of ensuring your home looks great when you try to sell. Think about this: It takes the average buyer a grand total of 35 seconds to formulate their first opinion of a home. It could take that long just to walk from their car to the door! If those first vital seconds are spent wondering how much work it will take to get those planting beds in shape or to repaint the exterior of a home, you could easily be cut off the short list. So make sure you take a few of those first warm weekends to make the exterior of your home shine before you try to sell!