Statistics show most prospective buyers drive by a property before they call for an appointment to view it. So curb appeal makes that crucial 'first impression', and indoor upgrades will not matter if people never view them. The driveway pictured below extends from the front of the house, so cracks that developed over time aged the look of the property and were noticeable from the curb. The problem continued with the patio in the back. Removing and replacing this was not a do-it-yourself project as it required extensive work, and the fence between the houses was also replaced. But the upgraded look to the property improves the curb appeal immensely and took years off the appearance of this yard.