Aaron Jones - RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement

Aaron Jones

RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement

About Aaron Jones

Thank you for checking out my profile.  My name is Aaron Jones and I am the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Lakes Realty.  I specialize in lakeshore home sales on West Lake Okoboji, East Lake Okoboji, Big Spirit, Lake Minnewashta, Lower Gar Lake, and Upper Gar Lake.   Below you will find over 150 testimonials on Zillow.
I have been selling real estate since 2012. I am a lifelong resident of Lake Okoboji and my family has been in construction for about 60 years. I grew up in construction and understand construction costs, and this has helped me immensely in adding value for my clients. Prior to selling real estate, I managed a furniture manufacturing facility in Milford, IA. I learned a lot about lean manufacturing and have brought many of those concepts into our business here, mainly focused on efficient technologies in real estate. I have a great team of 24 agents that work together to find buyers for our clients. I have 2 incredible employees, and also have a technology business partner in India, and we have been developing real estate management and paperless transaction management solutions, along with our own proprietary electronic signature service (www.signfast.com and www.leadcity.com) and we use these solutions daily in our office. I have built 5 homes since I was 26, 4 of them being lake homes, and I invest everything I have in real estate. 
 
I’m very proud of our agents in so many ways, but the success is partially defined by the numbers. In 2020, our office closed more Dickinson county transactions than any other office, and in Dickinson county, we beat all other offices in Sales volume by over $20,000,000. We know how to market; we know how to treat people, and we know how to do the right thing, regardless of dollar signs. Lastly, since 2015, I have closed more transactions than any other agent in the MLS in Dickinson county, and I’m proud to say that I was #1 in sales volume in 2020 for the entire MLS. When you hire me to sell, you will get ethical, professional service with expertise in online marketing, social media marketing, and web lead generation, which will produce a buyer for your home.  When you hire me to buy, you will have someone in your corner that will find you that perfect home, even if that means sending out mailers or contacting owners through facebook to find you that special place.
 

 

Aaron's Listings (12)

$3,150,000

Status: Pending
2512 Manhattan Boulevard, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  240434

 6

 4

  4,893


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Pending

$1,500,000

Status: Pending
15365 212Th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  240443

 N/A

 N/A

  7,971


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Pending

$1,439,000

Status: Active
16392 255th Street #B, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  240431

 5

 5

  3,690


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Built in 2024

$849,000

Status: Active
86 HWY 9, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  220125

 N/A

 N/A

  367,210


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Price Decreased

$699,000

Status: Active
455 240th Avenue #307, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

  240205

 3

 2

  1,444


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Price Decreased

$699,000

Status: Active
2606 Center Lake Drive, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  240311

 4

 4

  2,576


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)

$499,000

Status: Active
630 Linden Drive #1152, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

  240532

 3

 3

  1,572


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
New Listing

$429,000

Status: Active
2221 33rd Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  231380

 N/A

 N/A

  4,000


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Price Decreased

$424,900

Status: Active
290 240Th Avenue #104, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

  240555

 3

 2

  1,155


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
New Listing

$414,900

Status: Pending
290 240th Avenue #126, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

  240557

 3

 2

  1,155


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Pending

$300,000

Status: Pending
15371 213th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  240444

 3

 1

  900


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)
Pending

$244,900

Status: Active
1652 Exchange Street #30, Okoboji, IA 51355

  240122

 2

 2

  1,052


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442)

Area Insights

The Coffee Shop

This quaint coffee shop in downtown Milford, IA is the talk of the town. You must stop in for a hot or cold drink and enjoy the atmosphere of this eclectic cafe. Locals and visitors alike enjoy meeting at this town favorite.

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Boulders Inn

Boulders Inn and Suites promises to make your Okoboji vacation comfortable and relaxing. This new hotel just south of Emerald Hills golf course between Milford and Arnolds Park offers 40 rooms with suites to meet your individual needs. One of the best things about Boulders Inn is that it is within walking distance of the Taco House. For some of you, I know that can be a big deal!

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Bridges Bay Resort

Bridges Bay Resort in East Lake Okoboji

Bridges Bay Resort is built on the land purchased a few years prior which used to be owned by the Nielsen family of Arnolds Park. This huge complex consists of a hotel, 3 condo buildings (a 4th is under construction), and over 100 vacation cabins. A popular part of the resort is the indoor waterpark that cabin and condo owners have access to, but also, so does the public for a fee. Braccos is a fantastic summertime restaurant and bar which is frequented by boat, by car, and by foot, especially from the owners of the condos and cabins. All of the units at Bridges Bay have an opportunity for a boat hoist, and it is an extremely popular destination for out of towners looking for a vacation spot in Okoboji. Because Bridges Bay is not within the city limits, many owners utilize property management companies to help them rent their units by the day, week, and month. I've personally sold and shown many condo and cabin units and would be delighted to help.

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AmericInn

AmericInn in Okoboji

AmericInn Lodge & Suites is centrally located in Okoboji on beautiful Brooks National Golf Course. This hotel offers 61 guest rooms all with 32' flat screen televisions and plush top beds. There are a variety of different room types are available.....fireplace, whirlpool tub, patio or balcony. They offer a free hot home-style breakfast such as waffles, sausage, eggs or biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, yogurt and more! Enjoy the heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna or soak up the sun on one of the three patios. AmericInn offers an affordable option to tourists, especially in the summer. It is also conveniently located just off the trail system in Okoboji.

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Miller's Bay

Miller's Bay in West Lake Okoboji

Miller's Bay, on the west side of West Lake is a popular spot for boaters in the summer to just go chill out, throw an anchor, and relax. On the weekends, this bay is filled with boats tied up to each other offering families the opportunity to have the kids swim, or you might find a bunch of party animals chugging beers and enjoying the summer sun. Either way, everyone is having a great time, and so if you are out and about, just know that Millers Bay is where boaters go in the summer to be where the party is at.

Real Estate and MLS Homes For Sale in West Lake Okoboji

"Turn-Over" Thermocline

Referred to locally as the lake turning over the thermocline is a feature of lakes with deep water. The water on the top of the lake changes temperature much more variably during the year. On West Lake, it can reach as much as 75 degrees in July while the water below, greater than 35 or 40 feet deep is relatively stable around 45 degrees. In the fall and early winter, the top strata of the lake will cool to below 45 degrees, and then because it becomes denser, it will "sink" below the lower strata, thus, displacing it and making the lake "turn-over". In the deepest part of West Lake (near the 136ft mark), no light is availble, and hence little life is known whether fish or plant. Typically questions are raised as to why the surface water gets dirty for a short period of time in the fall, this this is the standard answer.

Real Estate and MLS Homes For Sale in West Lake Okoboji

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

Having lived in Okoboji all my life, there are a wealth of memories of Arnolds Park. I, like many of the locals, miss the nostalgia of the old Roof Garden, the fun house, the water slide and much, much more. With time comes change, and the amusement park continues to reinvent itself. Currently with over 20 rides to choose from, the family is sure to have a good time. The main attraction, The Legend Roller Coaster, is the 7th oldest coaster in the United States and apparently the 13th oldest in the world. Reaching speeds of up to 50 mph, the roller coaster has undergone substantial renovations in the last year. In front of the amusement park on West Lake is the Queen II excursion boat, and Pirate Jacks Bar. The sunsets here are unparalleled. If you have a chance to visit, make sure to check out the tipsy house, the three sons, and all of the shops. Just to the east is the green space, which provides great entertainment and in 2013 OAR came to play, which is a pretty big name for Okoboji.

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"The Bridge"

"The Bridge" has been referred to by the Wharf Bridge, the Kentucky Fried Chicken Bridge, the bridge connecting East and West, among other names. In the good old days, this was actually a draw bridge converted to the current permanent structure. In the 90's when the 3 lane was installed, there was talk about removing the bridge and making some drastic changes. All in all, the base of the bridge remained, and the upper structure was improved. I remember as a kid jumping off the bridge, and fishing on and under the bridge. In fact, an unforgettable memory I have is when I was fishing with my cousin and I casted out trying to reach the opposite corner of the bridge with my lure. In mid air, a pigeon flew and the timing was so great that my line wrapped around the pigeon, and the pigeon went into the water. I reeled it up and had caught a pigeon. My cousin then decided to hold this pigeon inside the front of his coat. We went to show people at Okoboji Boats what we had caught. When we got there, he opened his jacket, and the pigeon had pooped all over his white shirt.

Real Estate and MLS Homes For Sale in West Lake Okoboji

Arrowood Resort

Arrowood Resort in Okoboji

Arrowood is a year-round conference center and hotel with over 100 guest rooms, whirlpool suites and a "Great Room" for hosting group events and hospitality suites. Formerly known as Village East, the resort offers an outdoor pool, deck, playground, volleyball and croquet courts and a heated indoor pool area. Hotel goers can also enjoy an on-site salon, Minervas Bar and Eatery and lit parking. Located on Brooks National Golf Course, Arrowwood Resort offers some of the finest lodging around. Years ago, Brooks Golf Course clubhouse was actually housed on the rear side of Arrowood, but since then, the course has been converted to 27 holes with a a new separate clubhouse. Also, the Racquet Club was a part of the facility, offering workout facilities, racquet ball, and tennis. However, with the addition of the YMCA, the racquet club was unsustainable and converted into retail.

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Other Team Members

Leah Hilpipre - Broker Associate, RENE, ABR, SRS 4
Leah Hilpipre

Broker Associate, RENE, ABR, SRS

 712.832.0051

 leah@bojihomes.com

 B63745000

Licensed in Iowa.

Will Kretsinger - REALTOR 6
Will Kretsinger

REALTOR

 712.301.4040

 will@bojihomes.com

 S60894000

Licensed in Iowa.

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Reviews On Zillow

(224 reviews on Zillow)
224 Recent Sales on Zillow

Aaron and his team were great to work with and made the entire process seamless from start to finish. We were originally intending to sell the property on our own but Aaron found a buyer for us in the process and made the whole experience both easier and smoother than had we continued trying to sell entirely on our own. It was definitely worth having Aaron as part of the team for getting this done.

paulk02
11 Mar, 2024

Aaron was a pleasure to work with on the sale of our Okoboji cabin. We will 100% be working with him again in the future when we look for another vacation home in the area.

David Buck
08 May, 2024

Aaron was professional, and knowledgable! This is the second time we have worked with him and he guided us through the selling process because of his expertise in the area market. We were pleased with how quickly and smoothly everything went! Thank you Aaron!

dkbh115
11 Jan, 2024

Aaron is the local area expert of real estate! Aaron is exceptional to work with. He makes buying a house at Okoboji Fun! This is the 2nd property that Aaron has helped us buy and he makes it so easy! Would highly recommend Aaron Jones from Remax Realty !

lducommun
08 May, 2024

Aaron was quick to help us get an offer in on a larger house for our growing family. Our offer was accepted that night and the next day Aaron sold our old house. He also went to our old house when we had heating concerns to check in our furnace. He was also helpful suggesting a carpenter for small updates. We would highly recommend Aaron!

trishamccunn
02 Mar, 2024

Aaron and the office staff were great to work with. They were responsive and helpful throughout the entire process and always available for questions. I will certainly use Aaron for any buying or selling in the future.

rsimonson5
20 Feb, 2024

Aaron and his team were invaluable in helping us purchase our new property. The closing occurred on time and without a hitch. We've used Aaron for all our transactions in the past few years. Thank you!

AngelaEnnen
14 Sep, 2023

If you are looking for a professional realtor that truly knows the area I would highly recommend Aaron. We have had Aaron assist us with buying and selling a few times. He makes the process very simple and stress free. We will be using his services again.

zuser20170408191119615
22 Sep, 2023

I had an excellent experience working with Aaron! His professionalism, expertise, and dedication made the selling process simple. I highly recommend Aaron to anyone in need of a reliable and trustworthy real estate agent.

mkstockdale
17 Feb, 2024

Aaron Jones is honestly the best realtor I know. He is caring, knowledgeable, professional, works hard for his clients and stands behind his word. We trusted him completely with the sale of our home and would do so again without hesitation. He literally made our retirement dreams come true. If anyone was looking to buy or sell their property, I would absolutely recommend Aaron Jones at Remax Okoboji.

robarue
10 Jan, 2024