MARCH SALES NUMBERS
March closed sales numbers were almost dead even with March of 2018. We closed 123 properties in the Lawton/Ft. Sill area multiple listing service area as compared to 124 last year. That’s up from 90 sales in February. For the year, sales are flat. The total closed sales are down less than 1% from last year at this time. However, the average sales price is up about $5,000. Only three of the sales were new constructions. Fifty-five percent of the sales were within the Lawton city limits while 45% were outside the city limits. Properties going under contract during March were also almost identical to last year. There were 166 contracts processed in March compared to 165 in March of last year.
CHAMBER TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C. CONSIDERED A SUCCESS
Pam Marion and Barry Ezerski attended activities in Washington D.C. with the Lawton/Ft. Sill Chamber of Commerce at the end of March. Several meetings were held with Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford, and Pentagon officials. The meetings were held right before Army Secretary Mark Esper and Senator Inhofe returned to tour Fort Sill. The messages received by the Chamber were very positive about Fort Sill. Work continues on the two cross-functional teams based at Fort Sill which could lead to research and development dollars being spent in the Lawton/Ft. Sill area down the road. The two cross-functional teams are part of the Army’s strategy to define six priorities for modernization of the Army. Chamber members were told that a world of possibilities for growth at the post are opened up since Fort Sill is the only post in the country to be the home to two of those modernization priorities (Long Range Precision Fires and Air/Missile Defense).