Since 1958, Elgin Realty has been your source for rural and small town real estate. Founded by Carliss Kolker with a focus on listing and selling rural properties; his son and daughter in law, David and Gaylene Kolker took over the reigns in 1978 and became known as the Rural Property Experts. In 2004, the business was purchased and offices were expanded by another local family. During their ownership, the Elgin area had a boom of growth due to joint mission reassignments to Ft. Sill.
In March of 2017, two local families, the McDonalds & the Capps, with histories rich in the real estate business partnered together to purchase Elgin Realty, LLC. Darcy Capps has been a Realtor with Elgin Realty since 2008. She started managing the rental department with only a few properties, with virtually no online presence initially for prospective tenants and homeowners. She developed, fostered and built the property management business for Elgin Realty. Gilmer has worn many hats, from radiology management in his younger years to banking, ranching and economic development. He joined Darcy at Elgin Realty in 2013.
Working together as a team, the property management team took off and built a business to include over 100 properties strong at the time of purchase. Gilmer is civic minded and service oriented. He has served on many boards to include: Western Oklahoma State College Board of Regents, United Way of SW Oklahoma, Comanche County American Cancer Society, Rotary Club and Elgin Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Boards of Leadership Oklahoma, Elgin School Foundation and is the 2017 Board President for the Lawton Board of Realtors. Gilmer is the Managing Broker at Elgin Realty, LLC. Long time Elgin resident and Fletcher native, Jamie McDonald has participated in the growth of Elgin by being the primary Developer and Builder of neighborhoods like Shadow Ridge Estates, Willow Creek Estates, Wolf Creek Estates and Apple Creek Estates Part3B. Jamie’s business partner and wife, Debbie McDonald was born at RACH on Ft Sill, raised in Lawton and transplanted in 2002 to Elgin. With a strong background in Business Development, Marketing and Social Media Advertising, she is also a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), current Broker-Associate and was an active realtor at Elgin Realty LLC at the time of purchase.
The merging of these two powerhouse partnerships with their leadership abilities, strengths, backgrounds and experience make Elgin Realty, LLC your source for all of your real estate needs. The services offered by Elgin Realty LLC include Listing, Selling, Rentals and Property Management for any type of real property to include residential, commercial and farm & ranch properties, new construction and market analysis consultation. Elgin Realty has a wide market area – marketing properties in Comanche County, Caddo County, Cotton County, Grady County, Kiowa County and Stephens County to include the towns of Elgin, Fletcher, Apache, Cyril, Lawton, Snyder, Sterling, Rush Springs, Walters, Cache, Duncan, Marlow, Medicine Park and numerous subdivisions and rural housing developments. With our knowledge and expertise of the ever changing real estate market in Southwest Oklahoma, Elgin Realty LLC is the only name you need to know when buying, selling or renting any type of Real Estate. Please give us a call at 580-492-4260 and let us go to work for you.
With 11 Realtors in the office working under an experienced licensed broker, all of our staff members are high caliber professionals with extensive experience and knowledge about our local real estate market. Our agents come from diverse backgrounds but all are dedicated to providing the highest quality service to our clients. Meet our Realtors!
Our office is fully equipped with an integrated network of computer and communication systems. We have instant access to the regional Multiple Listing Service, Public Record Searches, and many other tools and services that our agents use to better serve you. In addition to our Realtors and Broker, we have a full-time administrative professional/office manager, Diane Flood, she keeps everything rolling smoothly.
Certifications and Recognitions
- Member – Lawton Board of Realtors
- Member – Oklahoma Association of Realtors
- Member – National Association of Realtors
- Board of Directors – Lawton Board of Realtors
- 2017 Lawton Board of Realtors President – Gilmer Capps