Harrow East MP Bob Blackman has opened Stanmore estate agent Preston Bennett's newly refurbished offices.
The high point of 2012 is more to do with sport than real estate, for most property auctioneers.
Bankers and politicians may be running a bit short, but that is not denting the spending power of the world's billionaires.
Allsop is claiming Ireland's largest property auction, held in Dublin at the beginning of December.
Four apartments have already sold in the first week at Aldenham Square, directly opposite Bushey station.