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Meet the Team

JON BYE
Team Lead
I became a Realtor because I believe in homeownership and real estate investing is one of the most significant events in a person’s life. I purchased my first home straight out of college and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Since 2004, I have sold over $420 million dollars in real estate here in the Puget Sound area and helped over 1,200 families achieve their housing goals. Born and raised in the Puget Sound, I have tremendous market and community knowledge. I’ve built a top-notch team of individuals who each specialize in a specific role to make each client’s transaction as seamless as possible. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and focus all of our attention on finding the perfect home for our clients. Getting our sellers the most money possible and making the process smooth and enjoyable are our main goals. Providing the highest level of customer service so you will continue to refer your family and friends over and over is a minimum standard at Jon Bye & Associates
ALEC KLASNA
Broker & Client Specialist
I started my career in Real Estate because I love working with people and believe that home ownership is very important. It is a privilege to be able to help clients achieve home ownership and be a part of such a memorable experience in their life. My team and I are here to help make the home buying process as smooth as possible and to be there for you, every step of the way! When I’m not helping clients accomplish their real estate goals I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids. Being born and raised in the northwest I love skateboarding, snowboarding and playing music.
SIMON CRUZ
Broker & Client Specialist
Deciding to start my career in Real Estate was driven from my love for helping others. I thoroughly enjoy being able to help others obtain their dream of buying a home. It is indescribably rewarding to me. My team and I are here to help your home buying experience be as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. As a Pacific Northwest native, I am a huge fan of Seattle sports, GO HAWKS!
Noah Pratt
Broker & Client Specialist
My name is Noah Pratt and I grew up in Renton, Washington. Because of being born and raised in the greater Seattle area, I have some very close relationships within my community. Most of my family and friends are from this area as well and I’m lucky to have their undying support. In 2019 I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in business management…GO EAGS!! Through my parents, I met Jon. Nearly a year before joining the team, Jon was nice enough to give me some business advice. I followed his direction and it led me right back to a position on his team beginning in September of 2019. Part of being a member of Team JBA means that you must give back to your community in some fashion. This is great for me because I truly love being able to do so. I volunteer a lot of my time with my church, the Renton Chamber of Commerce, and The Auburn Food Bank. One of my passions is the game of basketball. I get the pleasure of helping coach some really great kids in Bellevue. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and grow on one of the Top Real Estate Teams in the state. If you’re looking to make a real estate move, I would be very honored at the chance to chat! Our team’s Mission Statement is “Service Beyond The Sale”, let me tell you…we all live and breathe this truth!
KRISTA HOPFNER
Transactions
I am a firm believer in giving back, so when I joined the team in 2015 I knew I was joining a team that had the same beliefs. As the Listing Manager for the team, I will help facilitate the steps that need to be taken in order to get your home on the market. From paperwork to your Open House, I thrive on making this process as stress free as possible. This is supposed to be an exciting time in your life and I am here to help make sure it is! In my spare time I enjoy hunting, hiking, gardening and cooking but most of all I LOVE spending time with my family and friends.
Haley Miller
Transactions
I am the newest transaction coordinator for the team and feel extremely lucky that I can be part of such a dynamic and engaged group. My duty is to make navigating your transaction experience as seamless as possible. Born and raised in Kent, I call this area home - I love the idea of helping people find their homes here in this beautiful place. When the PNW weather permits, you can find me hiking, paddle boarding, or swimming, otherwise I love making crafts, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.
HOPE BYE
Operations
My passion for real estate was ignited by assisting home buyers in finding the right financing. After four and a half years in lending, I am delighted to continue helping people achieve home ownership as a member of this team. Since relocating to the northwest over 15 years ago, I have never wanted to be anywhere else. In my free time, you can finding me walking our dogs around the trails on Lake Washington.
NICHOLE THOMAS
Operations
I am our Team’s Operations Manager. Though I may not be involved in each step of getting a home purchased or sold, it is so rewarding knowing that I helped facilitate local families’ housing dreams. We have built a team of GO-GETTERS that are extremely knowledgeable in the Puget Sound area’s real estate market. My favorite part of my position on the team is community involvement. I'm very privileged and proud to be a board member for the Auburn Food Bank. It is very rare to have the opportunity to work for someone who supports our community so actively. Born and raised in South King County, my husband I couldn't imagine raising our son & daughter anywhere else. As a family, we enjoy many activities our beautiful region has to offer, such as camping, skiing, snowboarding and boating. Whether you’re in the market to purchase your forever home or sell your first condo…There is not a better team out there!! For Service Beyond the Sale, Give us a call today!!