The Auction Team


Prestige is in the forefront of the real estate auction industry coupling years of auction experience with cutting edge technology and marketing.  Prestige has vast experience in the real estate and auction industries and a dedicated staff, to provide every aspect of the auction process from contract signing to closing.


Our team of professionals has conducted hundreds of successful Real Estate Auctions ranging from raw land to multi-million dollar estates.  We devote considerable effort and dedication to each individual auction.


We have the following team that assist on each auction:


·      Dedicated marketing specialist

·      Ad designer

·      Web designer

·      Auction coordinator

·      Telemarketing team

·      Auctioneers

·      Ring men

·      Real estate brokers



Janelle Karas

Founder and Owner /Managing Broker/Real Estate Auctioneer

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. In that role, she sold franchises and 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.

And now she has went on to start a new company with an updated look and feel and took her years of real estate auction experience to new heights and launched Prestige Real Estate Auction.  Janelle is excited about the new endeavor and takes pride in being able to bring sellers a unique and effective solution in selling their property.

Janelle has created educational products by providing ongoing CE courses and Affiliate Training to Real Estate Professionals. She is an active educator, Past Board Member of the Colorado Auctioneer’s Association, participates in Charity Auctions and is a much sought after speaker and proponent of the auction industry.


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