Less than a day after the tornado, property developers were asking distraught residents to sell their damaged homes, Stuff reports. Shirley Corles-Davis, a home-owner on one of the worst affected streets, is still angry at being asked by a property developer if she wanted to sell her house just 24 hours after it was damaged in the Papatoetoe tornado. Peter Cooney, director of Classic Builders, says asking someone if they want to sell their home 24 hours after a natural disaster is a “bit harsh”.