By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
The Amy Jones Group real estate team has joined forces with Keller Williams, and is moving into the new KW Integrity First Realty Gilbert Business Center.
“Keller Williams is so forward thinking regarding the education that we crave and the team management support that we need to operate smoothly,” says the team’s founder and CEO Amy Jones. “Keller Williams checks every box to set real estate professionals up for success.”
Sixteen years ago, Jones moved from Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Chandler, to start anew.
“My mother had recently died and my father, who was living with me, was battling cancer. I said to my 75-year-old dad, ‘Let’s get you some golf.’”
After a less-than-perfect home-buying experience, Jones was motivated to begin a real estate career. She put her art background and creative marketing strategies to work to get homes noticed. In her first year, she was recognized as the No. 2 agent in her office.
“I went out and bought a professional camera,” she said. “I love photography and it was a great way to blend that love with listings. Other agents were calling me asking who my photographer was.”
For Jones, real estate has always been about customer care, which is one of the Amy Jones Group core values.
“I gave every transaction the utmost attention. It didn’t matter what the price range was. I would put 100 percent effort into selling a $60,000 mobile home, as I would a multimillion-dollar mansion.”
The Amy Jones Group was voted Best Chandler Realtor for four years and consistently listed among the top 100 teams in the country. Jones said it takes a team to meet client expectations and the industry’s growing demands.
“We believe that, as the real estate industry has evolved, so must the real estate agent,” she said. “We believe that the team model best addresses the complicated needs of buyers and sellers, allows us to meet the demand for exceptional marketing materials and brand awareness, and provides the availability of personnel and resources to envelop our clients in a customer service environment that exceeds their expectations.”
She calls the all-female Amy Jones Group “the power team” that strives to help people achieve their goals in a fun and stress-free environment. “It’s like working with your best friends,” she said of the relationship she has with associates and clients.
Jones’ daughter, Mindy Jones Nevarez, joined the team in 2013 with a background in sales operations, nonprofit management and training.
“Our skill sets complement each other,” Jones Nevarez said. “Amy has built this incredible brand and great culture of dedicated people. I have such a high level of respect for her work ethic, tenacity, gut instinct and spirit to build something great.”
In 2016, the Amy Jones Group sold 240 homes and produced $73.4 million in sales. They were recognized as the No. 1 RE/MAX team in Arizona and have earned several other awards for their production and customer service.
So far this year, the team is producing 30 percent above its 2016 first-quarter sales. Jones said she expects that momentum to continue as she considers her team, “the best of the best.”
The Amy Jones Group believes in giving back, helping several nonprofit organizations such as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Neighbors Who Care, which assists the homebound, disabled and elderly.
For more information about the Amy Jones Group, visit AmyJonesGroup.com.