Helping people find their slice of Heaven in the Rim Country of Central Arizona for over twenty years!
Have been involved with Rotary, Habitat for Humanity, and Mogollon Sporting Association a non profit organization to enhance wild life habitat in the area and help with projects at the local school district.
When we were looking for a second home in the Payson area, my wife and I, quite fortunately, had the pleasure of being introduced to Clark Jones of ERA in Payson. For many weeks we would look on line and contact Clark about potential properties, he also had numerous recommendations for us, and on weekends we would meet with him and view the sites. Clark was very patient with us, was in no way pushy about what we thought or if we wanted to make an offer, and when the time came to do so he helped us through the process to the point that we were extremely satisfied with the property we obtained and the price! I would highly recommend Clark as anyone's agent and would gladly work with him again. Charles/Donna Matlach
- Clark Jones
Dear Clark, We wanted to thank you again for the great services you provided in conjunction with our purchase of the property on 819 N. Ponderosa Circle in Payson. In our experience, real estate transactions can be very stressful and full of traps and unknowns along the way. You made this whole process easier by applying your expert knowledge and friendly helpful manner. As our real estate agent, your guidance and the information that you gave us prior to finding this property was invaluable and crucial in our decision-making process. From helping us find the right financing to recommending highly professional inspection services, you had this thing wired every step of the way. Also, your quick response in drawing up our offer and submitting to the seller’s agent allowed us to come out on top in a process that saw multiple offers for this property. Your attention to detail also helped us close escrow early so that we could plan and take care of renovations to the property prior to moving in. Again, we are very pleased with services that you provided, and we highly recommend you to anyone who is interested in buying or selling property in the Rim Country of Arizona. With our sincere thanks, Bill and Susan Brandt
- Clark Jones
I recently purchased a retirement cabin in Pine, AZ with the professional help of Clark Jones from ERA Realty. Since my home is in Texas, I needed someone I could trust to guide me through the search and schedule appointments that would work within my travel schedule and the availability of the sellers. Clark spent quality time on the phone with me prior to my first visit so he could be familiar with my likes and dislikes. On my first visit, he scheduled time to drive me around the various communities surrounding Payson so I could get a feel for the character that each has to offer a new resident. Because he has been a long time resident in the Pine and Payson area, he was extremely knowledgeable about the locations. He showed me properties that met the basic criteria I outlined in our initial discussion. It was clear to me that it was important to Clark to have a good understanding of my needs. He did not rush me at any point in the process and always insisted that meeting my needs was his primary goal. I located a property that was advertised for sale by owner and was concerned that Clark may not be able to help me with the purchase. To the contrary, he was completely willing to work with the sellers to negotiate the best deal for me and to ensure that my purchase was protected as it would be with any property listed with a realtor. The sellers at times were difficult and their approach made the entire process more challenging. Although I became frustrated at times, Clark remained professional and calm throughout the entire process. When presented with a disclosure about the property that may be a concern, he fully explained the issue and my options. Because he has been a local realtor for many years, he was able to recommend professionals in the various trade industries who could help me with the inspections and necessary repairs resulting from the seller’s disclosure. Days before closing, Clark recommended that I complete a final walk through of the property. Although I didn’t believe there was a serious need, I followed his professional advice. The sellers had left the property in a less than desirable state, had removed appliances that were contracted to stay with the property and had attempted to conceal the odor from a dead skunk that had been inadvertently locked into the crawl space by the sellers during their move. Clark was able to provide contact information for someone in the “critter removal” business and once again outlined my options to proceed to closing or cancel the contract. Although there were times I considered withdrawing my offer to purchase, we ultimately were able to get through to closing with a less than cooperative seller. Throughout the sometimes trying process, Clark’s experience protected my interests and he negotiated an outstanding purchase price with adjustments for disclosures that were not initially identified by the sellers. Even though I will invest in some updates to the cabin, the appraisal value of the property will considerably exceed the purchase price and updates. Although the sellers would have preferred to complete the sale without the involvement of a realtor, I would have been much less likely to have identified issues or to have negotiated the final sale price in Clark’s agreement. His professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market provided a sense of security for me that ensured my interests were protected. I would recommend Clark to anyone who needs the knowledge of a local resident, the knowledge of an experienced realtor and the patience of a true professional to bring your real estate purchase to a successful closing. Linda Welch