Vanessa Helmick, Interior Designer (Fiore Interiors) Home Stager



Vanessa Helmick
Interior Designer
location_on Portland, ME — Fiore Interiors
Get to Know Vanessa Helmick

Home Staging is the art and science of preparing a home to sell quickly and for maximum profit. It is more than redecorating!  I incorporate sales-driven interior design principles and methods that help your home appeal to buyers. There are plenty of properties on the market in your area.

Reasons to have your property professionally staged: 

Buyers make their opinions within the first two minutes of entering a home. Buyers view staged properties as well maintained and a better value. Buyers agents recognize that professionally staged listings are move-in ready, and are more inclined to show your home. A staged home sells, on average, 17% higher than an unstaged home (US Housing and Urban Development). 90% of home buyers cannot visualize the potential of a house and its grounds. Sellers often have difficulty staging their own home because of emotional attachments. Commitment to healthy, sustainable products let buyers know they are purchasing a safe home.

 Staging costs LESS than your first price reduction.  


I believe we are all in this economy together. I partner with sellers and realtors to help show the full potential of each property. My background is high end residential design and home staging. I apply the same dynamic design principles to home staging. Sellers often need help understanding that their home becomes a product when it goes on the market. I help them let go and let the pro's do what we do best.

The partnership does not end on installation day. I help promote the listings I stage through social media AND I provide professional photopgraphy suitable for MLS photos. I work with the realtor to appeal to the target market and listen closely to feedback from showings to make sure we are on track.

My most popular services are home staging consultations for the DIY home owner (a staging report/punch list is sent to both seller and realtor) and vacant home staging. I use inventory from my store located in Portland. 

You can read more about my background, education, and testimonials on my website,

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Bridgette Vermette, Broker
As a Realtor, Vanessa is a resource to my success. Fantastic designer that has a great rapport with sellers and has great design vision to assist buyers whether it be new construction or a resale purchase. Now she has a shop to meet clients in and display her resources!!

Residential Interior Design and Home Staging. Specializes in vacant home staging in coastal Maine