With the possibility of a deadly wildfire raging in the area, a handful of real estate firms are using their influence to get people into their properties.
According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, a website that tracks estate sales, more than 30 properties were purchased for sale between April 20 and April 22.
These included four homes that were originally listed for $1.9 million and $2.2 million, according to the site.
All told, more real estate sales in the past month were listed as “saleable” or “sale at reasonable prices” than in the same time period last year, according, and more than half of those sales are currently listed as sold at fair market value.
“The price is so much more than the fair market,” said Kevin McCollum, a real estate agent in the city of Elkhart, Indiana, who has sold some of his properties in recent years.
McCollum said his company, The Property Brokers, has also started working with local fire departments to help prevent the wildfire from spreading.
The company is currently looking to buy a home in the fire zone.
The Property Brokerers has also been working with the Elkhampie Police Department to help out.
They are also working with city officials to help the city prepare for the potential of the fire.
McCallum said the fire could affect property values in Elkhamptons vicinity, but said the company has received assurances from the city that it will not.
“We don’t want the fire to burn our properties down.
We want to help keep our buildings intact,” he said.
“We want to preserve as much of the community as possible.”
If a fire does occur in Elkton, it could potentially be a disaster for the town, with property values plummeting.
It is expected to be one of the worst fire seasons in the region in the next 100 years.