Diary of an estate agent: Chelsea and Belgravia

With an election on the way there’s too much time to think up silly ideas but I’m still doing valuations when one apartment visit turns into the great escape after I’m locked in by the porter.

Window dressing

The best faux flowers look great, fool the neighbours and have a place in the lives of busy Londoners.

Daddy's girls

Meet the Porfs - children of the rich and famous, including Tamara Ecclestone and Anna Abramovich - who have millions to spend on a starter home.

Belgravia spotlight

With its elegant stucco terraces and lush garden squares, Belgravia is a central London address prized by the super-rich

Queen of bargains

All her bargain-hunting talent was needed when Alison Cork fell for a Belgravia town house she couldn’t afford. But her skills won the prize