Since the housing market began its slow recovery in 2008, his team has seen their best revenues every year since. Five years after beginning the momentum, John L. Scott (JLS) recognized Jon Bye & Associates in their Chairman’s Circle in 2013 and 2014. For the past four years, JLS has ranked the team within the top one percent of agents. Since 2004, JBA has closed more than $291 million in transactions, helping more than 960 families achieve their housing goals and find their perfect homes.
Everyone remembers the first house they bought. It can be a terrifying plunge, and in 2003, after debating between renting or buying, Jon was guided by his family to become a homeowner. He found his own home purchasing experience vastly rewarding and set out to help others navigate homeownership and real estate investing. During this journey, he fell in love with the process and left his college job as an auto parts wholesale seller to work as a realtor’s assistant for his agent. After 18 months spent learning the ins and outs of the industry, Jon was ready to take control of his own destiny and open his own fledgling office in 2005. While Seattle’s reputation as a hub for technology innovation expanded, Jon preempted the city’s urban sprawl and set his sights on the South Puget Sound.
After a few lucrative years of smooth sailing in a healthy market, our office witnessed the 2007 housing bubble burst. Jon incurred debt by investing in several more homes beforehand and climbed out of debt slowly but steadily. After successfully transitioning from being in the red to the black in 2011, Jon has taken it upon himself to learn from the market’s crash and hasn’t incurred debt since.
Growing and expanding a business is all about the process, through which Jon learned when to surrender and confide in his team. Hiring the team has been an intimidating but rewarding process, in turn, creating what Jon describes as both a driving force and responsibility.
We are a team of real estate professionals who pride themselves on customer satisfaction and making each house hunting or listing experience as seamless as possible. We are firm believers in a no-pressure sales environment. Our positive attitudes resonate with customers at any price point.