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.
Reviews on Zillow
"Working with Aaron on this particular real estate transaction was very satisfying. His knowledge and professionalism made the entire process ... more "
by claydent
"After renting a cabin in Bridges Bay several times, our family loved the area and the amenities, we decided to buy one, we contacted a few others ... more "
by dkbh115
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


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2720 Breezy Heights Drive, Wahpeton, IA 51351
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3121 Hwy 71, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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1301 Kansas Avenue, Wahpeton, IA 51351
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Area Insights

"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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"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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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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"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.

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South Shore Estates

South Shore Estates in Lower Gar Lake

South Shore Estates is the newest lakeshore development on Lower Gar. Here you have access to West Lake, East Lake, Minnewashta, and Upper Gar.

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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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Dixon Family Chiropractic

Dixon Family Chiropractic in Spirit Lake

Dixon Family Chiropractic is a clinic located on Hwy 9, east of Walmart, next to Pizza Ranch and has convenient hours.....open 6 days a week at 7:30 am, evenings and Saturdays. Formerly in the convenient health care building south of the 4 way stop in Spirit Lake, Wade and Adalee offer a friendly staff and professional services.

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Pike's Point State Park

Pike's Point State Park in West Lake Okoboji

Pike's Point is located at 15973 213th Ave, Spirit Lake, IA on beautiful West Lake Okoboji. It is one of the largest parks in the Iowa Great Lakes, and provides for all kinds of activities including fishing, swimming, bird watching etc. This park also has a rest room, and a beach. If coming by boat, one wants to be careful as the point extends far into the lake, and there is a warning buoy roughly 300 feet from the point of shore. In 2010, many trees here were uprooted because of some severe straight line winds during the storm that reaked havoc through the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Dry Dock

Dry Dock in Restaurants of the Iowa Great Lakes

The Dry Dock, connected to Four Season's Resort offers a simplified menu, but consistent delicious food. One of the few restaurants on West Lake Okoboji, the Dry Dock offers up legendary breakfasts, great lunches and dinners, and the local favorite Friday Night Fish Fry. Sit inside or out after arriving by foot, car, or boat.

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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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Aaron is very knowledge about his listings and he works for you and his staff is great.They make all the paperwork so easy.Aaron will answer your phone calls and texts in a very timely manner.

Scott P.

15 May, 2018 09:10 AM CDT

Aaron is very knowledgeable and was extremely helpful working through the purchasing process. He responded to emails and questions very promptly whether is was during the day, evening, week day or weekend.

Dan M.

24 May, 2018 12:36 PM CDT

Aaron has helped us with multiple transactions and we look forward to working with him in the future. He has in-depth knowledge of the area and with investment properties

Cale P.

24 May, 2018 12:47 PM CDT

Aaron Jones is simply the best in the business. In 2013 we made the decision to sell our home and at the same time by another and because of the personal relationship we had with Aaron, we chose him to be our realtor. It was an excellent decision - our house sold in a week and he helped us get into our new house without having to move to an interim house. In 2018 we made the decision to sell our house again and without hesitation we chose Aaron again. His ability to communicate with us promptly and professionally was outstanding. He always had time for us no matter how many times we called him with questions. His advice and insight was terrific and even though we are moving out of the area, we would use Aaron again - without hesitation - for all of our real estate needs in the area. I recommend him to any of my friends/family/co-workers that are looking for a realtor. He is simply the best.

Ryan P.

29 May, 2018 11:28 AM CDT

Aaron listed our home and helped us buy our next home. He is very knowledgeable of the local market and was wonderful to work with! I highly recommend him!

Rachel C.

30 May, 2018 02:10 PM CDT

Reviews On Zillow

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I can’t even begin to say enough Great things about Aaron Jones. His professionalism, his knowledge of the area, his contacts and his negotiation skills are by far, outstanding !! Aaron got me full asking ...

Patrick Regan

24 Jul, 2020 07:00 PM CDT

Aaron was extremely easy and great to work with! He was informative and on top of everything. He was quick to respond to any questions we had. Honestly an overall great experience using Aaron Jones to ...


19 Jul, 2020 07:00 PM CDT

Aaron Jones, a true Southern Gentlemen which happens to be one of best Realtors in the Knoxville & surrounding areas. I have had the pleasure to buy and sell properties with Aaron Jones. Aaron is ...

Barry Bugala

15 Jan, 2020 06:00 PM CST

Aaron has been so wonderful to us! He's gone the extra mile in every way. When we had some difficulty with a situation, he was super supportive and went the extra mile on our behalf. We look forward to ...


15 Jan, 2020 06:00 PM CST

Aaron Jones was by far the best realtor we have ever worked with. He went above and beyond what you would expect any agent to do, even going as far as digging up a septic tank before an inspection to ...


15 Jan, 2020 06:00 PM CST

Aaron was great to work with, he provided insight, expertise, support and communication... well above expectations and ultimately helped me to find just the right home at just the right price.


15 Jan, 2020 06:00 PM CST

Aaron was great! Extremely knowledgeable about the area and went above and beyond to make sure all our expectations and needs were met. Any question we had, he responded almost immediately and was with ...


22 Aug, 2018 07:00 PM CDT

Aaron was a dream to work with! He's an excellent communicator, and always looked out for my best interests. We ran into a lot of snags with the financing, and he helped me work through it, while keeping ...

Madison Casey

06 Mar, 2018 06:00 PM CST

Aaron was outstanding in every aspect of our land purchase with him. He listened to what we were looking for and did not try to sell us something that we were not looking for. I would recommend Aaron ...


31 Jul, 2016 07:00 PM CDT

Aaron was excellent to work with. He was quick to respond to any questions I had and was readily available to show properties. He Is very knowledgable about buying and selling raw land and finished ...


26 Jul, 2016 07:00 PM CDT