Janelle Karas commenced her Real Estate career in 1989 in “list and sell” Real Estate, and has been involved in the mortgage industry, real estate development and investing.
Since June 2002, Janelle has worked exclusively in the Real Estate Auction industry.
Janelle owned and operated a Pacific Auction Exchange franchise (PAX). As a PAX franchisee, her company earned awards for Most Number of Auctions, Highest Auction Sales Price, and Franchisee of the Year. Janelle became the 1st area developer for PAX marketing and selling franchises in Colorado and New Mexico. She also created training and internal support systems for franchisees.
Janelle started her own company, in 2007. AJ Karas Auctioneers in which she provided innovation and vision to the real estate auction industry. She had a vision of supporting brokers as a “tool” in their toolbox. During that time she developed a Continuing Education Course for Colorado brokers as well as an Affiliate Training- where brokers could learn the many benefits of a real estate auction and provide their clients with another option when it came to selling their property.
She has now joined forces with United Country Real Estate and has coupled her years of experience in real estate auction with the power of United Country. United Country is the world's largest integrated real estate and auction company. United Country has been in business since 1925 and added auction services in 2006. In 2015 they sold almost a Billion Dollars in auction sales equating to approximately 20% of their over sales volume. United Country Real Estate has advanced technology and marketing tools and a database of over 600,000 interested buyers and is unsurpassed in the real estate auction industry.
Janelle is excited to be a part of the global team and bring her clients more exposure and a global network when it comes to auction their property.
Janelle specializes in all types of real estate ranging from single-family homes- from condos to multi-million dollar luxury properties, ranch and resort properties to investment properties including commercial, office, warehouse, and industrial, to small and large acreage and development properties. She has auctioned properties throughout Colorado and 5 other states in the Western United States.
Janelle is an active educator, Past Board Member of the Colorado Auctioneer’s Association, Is an active member of both the state and national Auctioneers Associations. She participates in Charity Auctions and is a much sought after speaker and proponent of the auction industry.