Whether it’s your buyer’s first impression or what’s called “curb appeal,” the front of your house is critical to getting them to come in. People’s initial reactions to your house will go a long way to whether they even step through the front door or move on. Rick’s Rule 1 applies here as well. You may like all the bushes and trees being overgrown. After all, that’s what gives you privacy from the street or your neighbors. While this may be true, it may also make the yard look unattended. It can also make it difficult to see your house. Being able to see your house is important, both in person and in photos online. If buyers can’t see the house through the trees and shrubs, how can they judge whether your house should be their home?