John Jones Real Estate marked its 10th anniversary with a luncheon on Sept. 27.
Jones launched his own real estate agency Oct. 1, 2008, right at the beginning of the Great Recession.
"We opened at the worst possible time when the bottom fell out of the real estate market and we still prospered," said Michele Bufford, whose 20th anniversary with Jones is Oct. 6. "Yes we did have to all take a pay cut but we remained diligent and John had to sell off some things here and there but now look at us.
Before opening his own brokerage he was a perennial top producer for Coldwell Banker from 1998 to 2008, consistently ranking among the top 1 percent of agents in the nation.
In 2007, The John Jones Team was ranked 43rd in the country and No. 1 in the state of Tennessee in units sold by The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, in 2005, John was recognized as one of the top real estate professionals in North America when he was named a STAR POWER "STAR."
On Oct. 1, 2008, John realized his vision of a small boutique real estate firm that offers the best in customer service, market knowledge, wealth building opportunities, and innovative techniques that get homes sold.
A real estate innovator both locally and nationally, John is one of the first agents here to utilize a support staff that includes an Office Manager, Closing Coordinator, Operations Manager, Listing Coordinator, Marketing and Technology Consultant, and five full-time Sales Consultants.