Meet the Newest Affiliate Association: APHS

APHS is the Portuguese Home Stagers Association. Founded in May 2021, its purpose is to help, defend, regulate and regularize the Portuguese Home Stagers profession.

The Portuguese real estate market is adapting to a more demanding clientele, and many are the homeowners and real estate consultants that already heard about home staging, but just a few used it properly. The number of home staging professionals certified is increasing and it is for them that APHS was created, to defend their business and to recognize their work.


Many clients still confuse a Home Stager with an Interior Designer or an Interior Decorator, those activities are very much distinct and our purpose as an Association is to make that distinction in the market and support our Associates.


All the points of APHS´ s ethics code are very clear to our associates about the three pillars which the association was funded: Truth, Trust, and Serve.
The Association´s President Rita de Miranda is already in the Home Staging business for more than 10 years and she is one of the most sought out and recognized home stagers in Portugal. She was the first Portuguese Home Stager to be a part of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners.

Rita de Miranda

She is also a trainer with a large experience and already trained thousands of Real Estate Consultants in the benefits and purpose of home staging. Rita is also invited to lecturer in Home Staging in the post-graduation course in Real Estate in a Portuguese University. As the APHS´’s President, Ritas’ dream is to see the Portuguese Home Stagers Association grow and be recognized as an organization to set the standards of the profession and deliver the most to the APHS´ s Associates.


Find out more about the Portuguese Association of Home Stagers here: www.aphs.pt