Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

DIARY OF AN ESTATE AGENT; Our SW10 Agent Finds a Chaise Longue for the Dog, Buyers Queuing for a [Pounds Sterling]5 Million House, and an A-List Pop Star in Living at Chelsea Harbour

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

DIARY OF AN ESTATE AGENT; Our SW10 Agent Finds a Chaise Longue for the Dog, Buyers Queuing for a [Pounds Sterling]5 Million House, and an A-List Pop Star in Living at Chelsea Harbour

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MONDAY A scooter is the only way to travel to work. With the Albert Bridge closed my journey is pain-free as I filter through the gridlocked cars with their infuriated drivers... 12 minutes door to door.

Following our morning meeting to discuss our strategy for the week ahead, my first appointment is with a new client at his house on Dovehouse Street. We set the price in preparation for launch on Wednesday. Back at the office I pick up one of Saturday's enquiries: a politician and his wife are looking for a classic family house in Old Chelsea and want to see everything we have on our books.

TUESDAY A beautifully crisp, autumnal day -- perfect for my market appraisal at Chelsea Harbour. My colleague and I tour a stylish first-floor flat offering fabulous river and marina views. Having recently sold a property in the development we immediately hit it off with the client and are instructed on the spot.

I meet with a client in the afternoon to discuss viewing progress on her Chelsea flat. The vendor, a wannabe Paris Hilton, recently refurbished the flat with garish sofas and a small matching chaise longue for the little pooch. A constructive meeting -- we just need to find a buyer with similar tastes.

WEDNESDAY From my enquiry at the weekend, I meet the delightful politician and his wife. I show them eight properties starting with a house on Royal Avenue, a prime Chelsea square which happens to be one of their favourite addresses.

Next up, a team preview at Dovehouse Street -- an immaculately refurbished, five-bedroom, low-built house with westfacing garden, a garage and a price tag of [pounds sterling]4,950,000. It "ticks every box", as they say. With 12 viewings already booked in for the rest of the week, we're confident. By the way, never trust an old lift. My colleague and I preview a new instruction on Cadogan Gardens with direct lift access. …

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