Wes Jones, Managing Broker

Wes Jones and Family

As the son of a builder and a real estate agent, I was born to be in this business. My earliest memories are the Sunday drives my Dad took us on to visit his projects from Monroe to North Tacoma. I grew up working in property management and on job sites building homes with my Dad’s different building companies (Newhall, Jones & Stackman and Encore Custom Homes). I grew up in Bellevue but an opportunity to play football in college brought me to the University of San Diego. I graduated with an emphasis in real estate from the Burnham Real Estate Institute in 2001. I became a licensed agent in 2004 and a managing broker in 2007. Prior to joining Keller Williams in 2011, I helped run a local property management company and boutique real estate firm.

The knowledge I’ve gained over the course of my career through building homes, managing properties, investing, and house flipping, has helped to influence and shape my unique and well-rounded perspective on real estate. The insight and guidance that I offer my clients is one of my biggest points of difference. For me, real estate isn’t just a job, it’s my career, my passion, and it’s in my blood.  In 2020 I was named to Gary Keller's "Top 200" Mastermind group, giving me the opportunity to be personally coached by who I consider the "Steve Jobs” of residential real estate - a true highlight of my career.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Kristin, sons Warner & Walker and dog Snickers. I enjoy running, hiking, long Snickers walks, weightlifting, tennis and more recently, pickleball. Growing up during the Seattle music scene in the 1990’s, I am still passionate about the live music that passes through town. I am also an avid Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners and Kraken fan. I am still anxiously awaiting our Seattle Sonics' return!

About the Team

With the current shift in the market, now more than ever, experience counts. Our team has assisted over 1,100 buyers and sellers over the last 16 years.  There is no possible way a single agent could help this many homeowners using traditional methods or working by themselves.  

The acronym for TEAM is Together Everyone Achieves More.  When you hire our TEAM, that is what you get...more!  More agents, more experience, more marketing, more results.  

We are consistently featured on Kiro News Radio 97.3 and voted Seattle Magazine's Best Real Estate Team every year since 2011. We are proud to be ranked towards the top of Keller Williams regional & national statistical rankings, as well as Real Trends "The Thousand", featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Ebbie Smith, Managing Broker

Ebbie Smith

Ebbie has worked in the field of real estate since 2010. She obtained her managing brokers license in 2017 and has served as Keller Williams Bellevue's managing broker reviewing contracts and assisting with office training.

She has worked with Wes Jones & Associates since 2012. Ebbie understands both the real estate process & contracts inside and out. Many top agents within the company actually come to her with their contract and procedure questions.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her 2 cats.  Ebbie is a huge Seahawks and pro football fan.

It goes without saying that Ebbie is the glue that holds Wes Jones & Associates together!

Erica Carlile, Associate Broker

Erica Carlile, Associate Broker

As a REALTOR® serving the Greater Puget Sound area with a keen focus on Bellevue and Seattle areas, I stand out for my passion for helping homebuyers and sellers achieve their goals in a stress-free process. My undying love for real estate dates back to when I was a kid and to my grandma taking me through open houses. I would swoon over all of them and dream about what life inside each house would look like. I loved how houses could make you feel. It was from here that I knew I wanted to pursue a real estate career.

Prior to joining real estate, I spent 8 years in retail, 6 of those in management. This experience equipped me with sharp business acumen, negotiation skills, excellent leadership skills, customer satisfaction, and a remarkable ability to work well with others. These attributes have helped me to transition easily into real estate.

I leverage my 8 years of experience in the industry and extensive knowledge of the local market to educate and give my clients valuable market insights to make well-informed decisions. As a strong marketer, I take on the negotiation process calmly and convincingly to help buyers find their dream homes and assist sellers in marketing their properties for top dollar. I find nothing more fulfilling than the look of satisfaction on a client’s face after a successful closing. I am proud to have been part of regionally and nationally top-ranked team for consecutive years, Wes Jones & Associates, and the recipient of the 5 Star Professional Award multiple years in a row.

Outside of real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and reading to keep up with ever-changing market trends. With me at your service, you can be confident that I will not rest until I turn your real estate dreams into reality.

Jennifer Burke, Associate Broker

Jennifer Burke, Associate Broker

I am a CSU Chico graduate and I moved to the PNW shortly after. I am a sales oriented professional with a passion for helping people. I have over 8 years experience in sales and marketing with a network driven focus.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working out & being outdoors. Teaching fitness classes is also a passion of mine so I am certified in teaching group fitness classes. I enjoy teaching to keep in shape, motivating others & meeting new people. Helping people with big life changes ultimately drew me into the real estate world. I live in East Bellevue and enjoy working with buyers & sellers all over King county. I look forward to helping you sell your home, or find your dream home!

Lauren Baumann, Marketing Manager

Lauren Baumann, Marketing Manager

I am excited to join Wes Jones & Associates as their newest team member! My experience in marketing and event planning spans the last decade within a variety of different industries including beauty, non profit, education, and most recently, real estate. My role within the WJA team is to identify marketing needs and strategies to help our agents deliver excellent customer service, and ultimately help you sell or buy your dream home! I create all of our branding and marketing materials, manage systems to drive efficiences across team communications, and manage projects for client events and community outreach.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 

Daisy Salazar, Database Specialist

I've been with Wes Jones & Associates since early 2020.  I work behind the scenes assisting with administrative tasks, marketing, and database management.  You may even get a phone call, text, or email from me checking in on the team's behalf.

In my free time I love traveling, exploring new places, watching thrillers and documentaries.