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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement
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 Jones's Listings

2720 Breezy Heights Drive, Wahpeton, IA 51351
Status: Active

A rare opportunity on West Lake Okoboji. Over half an acre on 82 feet of beautiful West Lake Okoboji is waiting to be built on. Take advantage of the low approach and sand beach and come build your dream home. By the way, there is an existing...

  • 211313MLS #
  • 22061SQFT
Status: Active

Office building for sale or lease. Individual office leasing is also a potential option. Leaseback also an option to potential investor. Business has relocated to Arnolds Park. This high traffic location located on highway 71 just a mile south...

  • 210910MLS #
  • 4754SQFT
1301 Kansas Avenue, Wahpeton, IA 51351
Status: Active

Truly a rare find on the Wahpeton Canals. This remodeled home sits on a whopping 80 feet of lakeshore, but the best part is a huge front yard and back yard. Comes with an oversized double car detached garage, dock and hoist. Beautiful updates...

  • 220010MLS #
  • 2BATHS
  • 2BEDS
  • 1216SQFT

Area Insights

Okoboji Boat Works in West Lake Okoboji

Okoboji Boat Works

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.

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.

"The Tressle"

East Lake Okoboji

"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.

Miller's Bay in West Lake Okoboji

Miller's Bay

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.

The West Lake

The West Lake "Tie Up"

West Lake Okoboji

For most leisure boaters in the Iowa Great Lakes, there are 2 main hot spots to go throw an anchor, sit back, and just relax. Sometimes this will result in numerous boats tying up to one another (you may not even know your neighbor), and sometimes it results in a little more privacy where you can chill just by yourself. Every weekend, boaters make the trek across the deepest parts of West Lake to either Gull Point (North AND South side) and Miller's Bay. Thought there are many other great areas to throw an anchor, relax, and swim, these are the two hot spots. If you aren't sure where to go on a Saturday afternoon or wonder where your friends might be, these two spots would be a good start.

Bridges Bay Resort in East Lake Okoboji

Bridges Bay Resort

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.

"Turn-Over" Thermocline

West Lake Okoboji

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.

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.

Dixon Family Chiropractic in Spirit Lake

Dixon Family Chiropractic

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.

Omaha Beach in West Lake Okoboji

Omaha Beach

West Lake Okoboji

Omaha Beach is on the north end of Echo Bay, extending out into Omaha Point. Known for its secluded private access from Lakeshore Drive, Omaha Beach properties are some of the most sought after on West Lake, easily fetching over $15000 per linear foot of lakeshore.


Aaron was very professional and was willing to be available for us at odd times given we do not live in the area to see open houses. He also was very involved after the offer was accepted and until the sale was final on every step in the process to ensure it was a smooth transaction.


03 Feb, 2017 11:59 AM CST

Aaron really listened to our wants and needs in our search for a lake home. He communicated in every step of the way. We always knew if we called him he would get back to us immediately. We felt that he was always looking out for our best interest. We would not hesitate to use Aaron again.

Jim and Pat

13 Feb, 2017 11:53 AM CST

Aaron Jones was a great introduction to this town and community. I was a first time home buyer so I had a TON of questions and he was very patient and answered them all for me. I would recommend Aaron to anyone new to the area!


14 Feb, 2017 12:05 PM CST

Aaron made the normally stressful process of selling and buying a house very easy and straightforward. He was very knowledgeable and ALWAYS available to answer any of our questions. The electronic signature system in place made things very efficient. Our experience with RE/MAX was amazing and customer service was impeccable. I would highly recommend choosing Aaron Jones and RE/MAX for your real state needs in the Iowa Great Lakes.


14 Feb, 2017 12:07 PM CST

I have purchased a number of homes in my Lifetime, Aaron by far was the most up front and straight forward Real Estate Professional that I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He responded quickly to any questions I had during the whole purchase process!


14 Feb, 2017 12:08 PM CST

Reviews On Zillow

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20 Recent Sales on Zillow

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