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

$875,000

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)

$849,000

Status: Active
34 Hill Drive, Milford, IA 51351

  221090

 4

 3

  2,432


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

$459,000

Status: Pending
290 240Th Avenue #106, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

  221055

 3

 3

  1,700


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

$385,000

Status: Pending
1305 Wood Duck Road, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

  221021

 3

 2

  2,096


Listed by : RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, AARON JONES (712.320.9442) & RE/MAX LAKES REALTY, ISABELLE COCHRAN (515.954.8545)

$294,900

Status: Active
3613 Ithaca Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  221126

 3

 2

  2,086


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

Okoboji Boat Works

Okoboji Boat Works in West Lake Okoboji

Okoboji Boat Works is home to "The Fish Shack" and "The Inconvenience Store". Formerly a marina of thriving boat sales since 1890, OBW now offers up many different rentals, a 24 hour gas dock, excursion boats, and more. I remember the days as a child of fishing for crappie and blue gill here and along the docks of Smith's Bay. Though the scenery has changed, the outstanding fishing has not.

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"The Harbor"

The harbor is a man made inlet located on the north end of West Lake. A board walk surrounds the harbor and this is one of the most tranquil parts of the lake. Homeowners in the harbor have a more affordable way to have access to West Lake, and still get to enjoy the clean waters West Lake has to offer. Homes in the Harbor typically range from about $350k to as much as $700k.

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SUNNYVILLE

Info on SunnyVille and then insights in the City of Sunnyville category. Here provide insights on all things Sunnyville. Allow agents to Score points for their online profile by encouraging them to add content here which in turns adds content to the website.

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The Three Sons

The Three Sons in Milford

Founded in 1960, the Three Sons has been a staple of Milford, IA retail. From Herman and Emil Richter, owners, was born the University of Okoboji, a ficticious university that calls the entire Iowa Great Lakes the campus of the U of O. Part of the experience of shopping the three sons, if walking the old battered floors, and taking a trip upstairs for half price, plus a buck. Brands you would expect in Milford Iowa are abundant, such as Patagonia, Oakley, Under Armour, Tommy Bahama, and more. There are currently 2 other stores; one at the amusement park, and another near the Regal Beagle called the bridge store. No self-respecting visitor to Okoboji leaves without visiting one of their stores.

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Beware the (I'll get your home sold in a week) agent

Beware the (I'll get your home sold in a week) agent in The

I hear this one all the time from prospects looking to list their house. "Well, agent xyz told us that if we listed with her, she'd have it sold in a week." This would fall into the category of "If it sounds too good to be true, the probably is." The majority of agents are not going to make this claim, but rather will give you an honest market analysis, inform you as to how weak or strong the market is, especially the market in which your home resides, and present the objective facts. A good agent will then lay out an effective marketing plan, where the majority of the focus should be on "online marketing". Be careful to not get caught up in empty promises, reduced commissions, and being talked in to lowering your price below market value (unless you must have a quick sale). The key to choosing a good listing agent is to objectively determine who is going to provide you the best opportunity to sell your home. Will your listing agent also aggressively work to find buyers, or will they just list your home and wait for another agent to do the work.

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Brooks Golf Course

Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji

Brooks Golf Club is one of the premier golf courses in the Iowa Great Lakes. Located in Okoboji, Iowa, Brooks is one of the few 27 hole golf courses in Iowa. I've personally been a member here for a number of years, and can tell you that not other course offers the beauty and upkeep that Brooks provides. The numerous flower beds, Caribbean beach like bunkers, bent grass fairways, natural prairie grass, and rolling hills provide for an aesthetic pleasure as you play all 27 holes. Brooks also has one of the nicest practice facilities in the state as well. Come say hi to John, Bret and their teams of professionals. if you are an avid golfer and in Boji, you won't want to miss these links.

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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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Taco House

One of a kind Authentic Mexican Cuisine right here in West Okoboji! A local favorite and rated five stars by visitors young and old. Be sure to put this as a favorite on your list of places to not miss when you are vacationing in the Lakes area. Close to Terrace Park so if you are feeling up for a small walk you may walk from Terrace Park to the Taco House.

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"The Tressle"

"The Tressle" bridge used to carry the old railroad that traversed the area. Now the tressle is home to some of the areas best fishing. Served as a hot spot for fisherman, and a trail for walkers and bikers, the tressle is a classic structure of the Okobojis. We spent days jumping off of the tressle doing cannonballs, preachers, flips and the like. I know in my life my friends and I have caught literally tens of thousands of crappie and blue gill off the tressle bridge.

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Testimonials

As a first time buyer in the lakes area I found Aaron to be very knowledgeable and helpful. He was professional on the phone, and when we decided to visit on short notice he re-arranged his schedule to be able to meet us on our time frame. We feel he helped find the right property for us, and at the right price.

Mark

14 Feb, 2017 12:59 PM CST

Aaron Jones was great to work with. He was very responsive during our vacation home search. He is very knowledgeable of the lakes area and made the buying process smooth and efficient. Highly recommend Aaron Jones for all of your buying or selling needs!

Colin and Jessica

14 Mar, 2017 11:49 AM CDT

I was under a timeline to coordinate a 1031 property exchange when I contacted Aaron. Even through it was over the Christmas holiday, he responded quickly and was open to listen to my needs and honest about making sure I had the right property to fit my exchange requirements. The closing was smooth and all questions asked of Aaron were answered. I highly recommend Aaron Jones at RE/MAX.

Steve

15 Mar, 2017 09:19 AM CDT

Aaron was very easy to work with. He went above and beyond to make sure the sale of our home went smoothly. We will definitely him as a Realtor to anyone who may be looking to purchase in the area! Thanks again Aaron!

Troy and Karina

05 Apr, 2017 02:13 PM CDT

As a first time home buyer, Aaron was great as a local resource in finding a home. He was instrumental in helping us get a great price on our new home as well as helping us through the buying process. We highly recommend Aaron when looking to purchase a home.

Chris H.

07 Apr, 2017 09:00 AM CDT

I couldn't believe how fast Aaron Jones found me the perfect Okoboji Lake home. He got me a great deal and hooked me up with a great mortgage broker. I highly recommend him as a Lakes Area Realtor!

Eric R.

07 Apr, 2017 09:02 AM CDT

Aaron was very patient with us as we looked at lakeside property in the East Okoboji Lake area and then changed our minds to find something off the lake. Always prompt in responding to our requests to view properties. He helped us through a roof matter on the house we ended up purchasing. We felt the process went very well from beginning to end.

Dave and Carol

12 Apr, 2017 10:26 AM CDT

We have bought and sold 4 houses over the years. Buying and Selling a house can be a frustrating experience with many ups/downs along the way. Not to mention the emotional part that can be experienced throughout the process. We found Aaron to be: a good listener and ask questions to understand our needs, did a nice job of helping us put everything into perspective when those unexpected things came up throughout the process which his insight and/or suggestions on how to move forward were very helpful, his understanding of the process and what needs to be done by when helped to make the experience less stressful and completed in a timely manner too.

Brett and Danelle

12 Apr, 2017 10:27 AM CDT

Reviews On Zillow

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(198 reviews on Zillow)
198 Recent Sales on Zillow

Aaron was the listing agent for the Sellers and also represented my wife and I as the Buyers. I was out of the State during the entire process and so relied extensively upon communications with Aaron. ...

mageelaw

19 Sep, 2022

We had an excellent experience purchasing a home with Aaron Jones. He was always there to answer our questions and to support concerns. He made our purchase very easy, awesome!

barb sterns

02 Sep, 2022

Aaron really came through for us when our first buyer fell through. He was diligent in getting our property relisted and we had another offer within 24 hours! Aaron knows the area and the market. He made ...

suefrancis0905

27 Aug, 2022

Aaron and Beth were wonderful to work with and made the process of selling our cabin really easy and enjoyable! They had a great understanding of the Bridges Bay and we would highly recommend them to ...

mindydold

13 Aug, 2022

Aaron was fantastic to work with. He did an amazing job marketing our property in a prompt, efficient and professional manner. We were pleased with the results including multiple offers in a very short ...

RonVotipka

11 Jun, 2022

Aaron Jones and the REMAX Lakes Realty team were amazing and I would highly recommend them to anyone trying to buy or sell their home. Aaron was very professional and straightforward. He made the process ...

logan cass davids

07 Jun, 2022

Aaron was fantastic to work with. Quick to respond to questions. Very knowledgeable about the Okoboji area. We were looking to buy an investment property and he was able to find us exactly what we were ...

megandollen

27 Apr, 2022

I met Aaron several years back at the development where my property is located. I was working on site having difficulty unloading a truck in bad weather. Aaron was driving by and pulled over and assisted ...

jmoser1059

12 Apr, 2022

Aaron has helped us buy and sell a home and both experiences went very smoothly. We appreciate Aaron's work and would recommend him to others looking to buy or sell property in Okobiji.

erinamdor

09 Apr, 2022

Aaron knows his stuff!! We've had great experiences all 8+ times we've worked with him with our purchases. He know the area, the market and does a great job helping us. He is always available and prompt ...

user8872702

07 Mar, 2022