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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement
aaron@bojihomes.com 712.336.4967, 712.320.9442 712.336.5354

Thank you for taking the time to visit RE/MAX Lakes Realty. I purchased RE/MAX Lakes Realty in January of 2014 with the purpose of continuing to deliver superior real estate services to our clients; service that can be matched by nobody. At RE/MAX Lakes Realty we will continue to offer the very latest in online marketing technology and will consistently stay ahead of the curve. I specialize is residential lakeshore sales and provide agency services for sellers, buyers, and investors. Myself or one of our agents would be pleased to help.

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 Listing

16724 & 16723 255th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Status: Pending

A rare find. This gorgeous East Lake home comes with 2 extra parcels across the street with a heated shop included. You will also love the lakeside master, open entertainment areas, not to mention the steam shower, floating staircase, in-floor...

  • 210650MLS #
  • 3BATHS
  • 6BEDS
  • 3786SQFT
16720 255Th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Status: Pending

What a gorgeous home located in Francis Sites on East Lake. There is so much to talk about with this property. First and foremost, this sale includes 50% ownership in 1.2 acres (on 2 parcels) across the street! Furthermore, this home features 2...

  • 210668MLS #
  • 5BATHS
  • 7BEDS
  • 3676SQFT
580 Linden Drive #405, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Status: Pending

Gorgeous 4 bed, 3 bath condo available at Bridges Bay. This top floor unit comes with underground heated parking, storage, and breathtaking views. The Bayside building is close to the bridge for easy walking or golf carting to town. Condo...

  • 211051MLS #
  • 3BATHS
  • 4BEDS
  • 1638SQFT
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
435 240Th Avenue #407, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Status: Pending

The price is RIGHT on this top floor LAKEFRONT condo at Bridges Bay. Enjoy breathtaking views of East and West Lake, watch the fireworks every Saturday night, and check out the amazing sunsets. This unit comes mostly furnished as well. There is...

  • 210959MLS #
  • 2BATHS
  • 2BEDS
  • 1211SQFT

Area Insights

Emerald Hills in Arnolds Park

Emerald Hills

Arnolds Park

Emerald Hills Golf Course is one of the premier golf courses in the Iowa Great Lakes. Golfers throughout Okoboji will tell you that compared to the rest of the golf courses around, Emerald Hills is probably the most challenging. When I grew up as a kid, we lived just a half block from the back side of the course. We would sneak on with a couple short little clubs and balls we found walking the course and sometimes spent more time being chased by the sprinklers than trying to hit golf balls. Emerald Hills was owned by Gordy and Bette Benit many years ago and they can be credited with growing this course into the masterpiece it has become. Later purchased by Randy Rohlfsen and a few others, Emerald has flourished as one of the best courses around. If memory serves me right, Randy has been there since the early 1990's and has always had a strong conviction to help young golfers. He has taught and coached numerous high school teams, and they also put on a 5 day junior camp every year which has been a tremendous hit. I grew up on this course and can honestly say, you better be hitting the ball straight!

Arrowood Resort in Okoboji

Arrowood Resort


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.

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.

Dry Dock in Restaurants of the Iowa Great Lakes

Dry Dock

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.

Taco House

West Okoboji

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.

Haywards Bay in West Lake Okoboji

Haywards Bay

West Lake Okoboji

Haywards Bay on West Lake Okoboji boasts low approaches and one of the few areas on West Lake to offer sand beaches. Renowned for the "bay of the flags", you will know you are in Haywards bay because of the all the American flags on the end of the docks. Fishing is great in Haywards Bay and the sunsets are one in a million. To get to Haywards Bay by car, one would drive the east side of the lake on Lakeshore Dr.

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.

"The Bridge"

West Lake Okoboji

"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.

South Shore Estates in Lower Gar Lake

South Shore Estates

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.

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.


Aaron helped us purchase the vacation property of our dreams. His attention to detail and quick response time made the purchase seamless and worry free. Due to Aaron's efficiency our transaction was completed in a very short time frame. THANKS A MILLION


14 Feb, 2017 12:41 PM CST

Aaron proved to be the difference between us finding a house and not finding a house. Being completely new to the area we had no idea where to look or what to look for, Aaron helped us to zero-in on the house we wanted for the amount of money we wanted to spend. I highly recommend Aaron


14 Feb, 2017 12:49 PM CST

Aaron is a very upfront, and honest. He was very thorough on making sure we understood on what the next step was when buying our home. There was no surprises at the end. We enjoyed working with him.


14 Feb, 2017 12:54 PM CST

We first met Aaron Jones in 2012 when we moved to Spirit Lake. We came across him on the Remax/Lakes Realty, then BojiRemax, website when we were looking to buy a house. He has been our realtor and friend ever since. He helped us to buy our first house in the lakes area, and recently helped us to resell the house and to buy a new one. We were looking to downsize and had some specific requests, in which Aaron was very patient and understanding with us when it came to finding a house. And he sold our previous house in less than 1 week! He is always very professional, positive and knowledgeable about real estate. We would highly recommend Aaron for future home buying or selling!

Bob and Kathi

14 Feb, 2017 12:54 PM CST

We sold our home without a realtor then purchased our next home using Aaron Jones. I must say I don't think we will ever sell a home on our own again! The negotiations without using a realtor were much more personal and therefore more difficult. Working with Aaron was nearly effortless on our part. He took care of everything. Thank you Aaron for making our home purchase so seamless.


14 Feb, 2017 12:56 PM CST