Jay Jones


I was raised in the Rio Grande Valley near Harlingen, TX. I graduated from SMU in 1975 and upon graduation, I began my banking career in Mexico City, where I became proficient with the language and culture of Mexico. Before returning to the Rio Grande Valley, I worked for the OCC as a bank examiner in Oklahoma for 2 years. Then I settled into a 23 year banking career in the Valley as owner-operator of several small family-owned banks, which dealt predominantly in agriculture and real estate. My family and I moved to Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country in 1998 after retiring from banking. My real estate career started in 2004 with a broker in Llano, TX, specializing in ranches. In 2010, Jones Ranch Realty was established, specializing in ranch and rural properties, including homes on acreage. My expertise in rural properties is based on an understanding of the real estate market, extensive knowledge of real estate transactions & closing, access issues, water, surveys, easements and topographical characteristics of the land. Due to my background in finance, I understand and work with many local financial institutions that help close the sale. My skills in contract negotiation and conflict resolution are important to bringing a transaction to fruition. I also follow up and make myself available after the sale for questions, recommendations, referrals for farm & ranch improvements, ag & wildlife exemptions, and any general advice. Customer satisfaction is my chief goal. Understanding the details of the purchase and insuring that my client has been well represented are of utmost importance. I will be accessible and respond quickly to my clients needs and questions. Services – * Knowledge of market conditions * Experience in business, real estate finance, ranch properties * Mapping of a ranch * Knowledge of qualified contractors to assist in management and maintenance of the ranch *Water well drillers, fence building, land clearing, brush control, enhancing water features on a ranch
$13,900,000  •  251.23 acres
This "Tuscany meets Texas" exquisite inspired villa is nestled behind the trees of 251 gorgeous acres just 6 miles from Fredericksburg. The home emanates luxury and comfort in the Texas Hill Country with an overall sense of quiet escape. With its stunning, one-of-a-kind Italian inspired architecture, the home flows from room to room where the attention to every detail has been mastered and the marvelous panoramic views over Honey Creek are seen from multiple rooms and patios. Its truly a taste of Italy in Fredericksburg.
$2,200,000  •  660 acres
660 acre high fenced game ranch with custom built 2,000 SF Main House and 1,900 SF Hunter's lodge. 4 water wells, 4 small tanks, various game native and exotic. Blinds, feeders, equipment and furnishings convey.
$1,294,500  •  17.26 acres
Country home on acreage with your own private vineyard just 5 miles from Fredericksburg.
$1,256,750  •  452.87 acres
Location, tremendous surface water, plentiful wildlife & fishing, and multiple CR access points make this an opportunity you cant pass up.
$2,657,610  •  521.1 acres
Salt Branch Loop Ranch is conveniently located 32 miles from Fredericksburg and 15 miles south of Mason with easy access off a county road FM 783 in the Hilda area of Mason County. The ranch has abundant wildlife and good grazing capacity with excellent ground water and nice tanks. The views of the surrounding hill sides with great hardwoods, rolling terrain, granite outcroppings and a perfect blend of pastoral pastures with lush native ranch land make this a world class Hill County Ranch.
$2,150,000  •  640 acres
A prestigious 640+/- ac high fenced Turn Key Game Ranch located in Concho County. The spacious lodge, 3,200 SF 6BR/4BA (2 master bedrooms and baths), 3,200 SF barn, and 800 SF cleaning room equip the ranch with top quality and functional amenities. All of the improvements were built in 2017. Concrete floors, 2-5 ton HVAC units, 18' ceilings, 14' walls, top quality construction, insulation, and building materials are impressive. Wenches in the barn and cleaning rooms are useful tools along with lots of extra storage and a cold room for hanging game. The ranch is on the Millersview/Doole rural water system. It provides ample water to the 3,000 & 5,000 gallon holding tanks. With over 10,000 square feet of metal roofing, a person might add a rain water collection system, There are no easements through the ranch. Trophy Whitetail, blackbuck, axis, fallow, red stag, oryx, eland, kudu, red lechwe, impala, zebra are included (also quail, turkey and dove). There are 6 rifle blinds, 5 bow blinds, 6 corn feeders, 5 protein feeders and a 22 ton overhead feed storage. A nice pond (.80 of an acre) is present with a potential additional site in the NW section of the ranch. A gravel pit provides material for road base. FYI..the all-weather road system is more than adequate. Access is provided by county road 1 mile and a 1/2 mile deeded easement (30' wide). The ranch currently operates as a commercial hunting operation. Well-managed, well-planned, and first class improvements establish this premier game ranch. Directions 18 miles North of Eden; 2 miles south of Paint Rock; 1.6 miles east of Hwy 83. Ranch is 30 miles east of San Angelo, 3.5 hours from Austin or Dallas.
$1,482,000  •  57 acres
57 acres with 1,557 +/- feet frontage on US Highway 290 is available. The property is 1,440 feet deep and fairly flat with terracing and elevations of 1,440-1,460. It is located 5.2 miles west of Johnson City and 4.2 miles east of Hye in Blanco County. Neighboring water wells range from 18GPM-30GPM-50GPM-100GPM-200GPM. Electricity runs on the north west corner of the property. A new entrance off of Hwy 290 has been completed. An additional new entrance would require TXDOT approval. The property is offered as a whole (57 acres)or it can be purchased in two separate tracts; 32 acres at $30,000 per acre and/or 25 acres at $30,000 per acre. Deed restrictions and access to electricity would have to be addressed at that time. The property has a great mix of old live oaks, blackjack and post oaks. The numerous oak motts add a good diversity to the open fields (27 ac) and exceptional views of the surrounding hill sides perfect for a home or winery. The ranch has great frontage in the fastest growing area of the Hill Country, the Texas Wine Trail.
Jones Ranch Realty LLC

Jay Jones
P.O. Box 406
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Fax: 830-997-5301
Mobile: 830-456-9184
Office: 830-456-9184
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