Though it may sound strange, outdoor photography should be done in the evening. The reason for this is that in certain times of the day you loose detail in shaded areas. Other helpful exterior staging tips include: Start with an outdoor area rug to cover up a boring concrete patio. Then add some outdoor furniture pieces – whatever you have room for: a dining table, chairs, chaise lounges, sofa, loveseat, coffee table and/or side tables.You can find good deals on outdoor furniture during mid to late summer at your local home improvement stores. You can even find good deals at stores like World Market. If you’re on a tight budget, you might try borrowing pieces from friends or family while your home is on the market. Add some bright, colorful outdoor pillows and cushions to the furniture. You may even want to purchase a market umbrella to shade your outdoor table or place the umbrella between two chairs or chaise lounges for shade. A brightly colored umbrella always makes the space look fun and inviting! Accessorize the outdoor space with flower pots filled with seasonal flowers. If you have a nice BBQ grill, leave it uncovered, so potential buyers can really picture themselves outside grilling on the patio!If your home already has an outdoor living space or outdoor kitchen, then you are already one step ahead of your competition! An outdoor kitchen addition can increase the value of your home, and bring upwards of 130% return on your initial investment. Others have even reported as much as 200% return on initial investment. Regardless of the return on your investment you will also have the bonus of the “enjoyment factor”!