"I enjoy knowing that I've helped my clients understand all the nuances and parameters of the market. I also enjoy being able to provide them with all the information they need to make an educated decision. They always know that, no matter what, I am looking out for their best interests."
Christopher Karas, REALTOR® Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty Expert in Luxury Real Estate
An expert in the luxury real estate arena, Christopher Karas specializes in the high-end residential market in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and the Biltmore and Arcadia areas of Phoenix. He has a personal and professional passion for real estate, a passion sparked by his experiences in the industry at the beginning of his career. "After investing in real estate for a number of years and finding it to be a fulfilling and rewarding experience, I wanted to help others enjoy similar emotional and financial rewards," explains Karas. He adds that nothing in his professional life makes him happier than helping people make the right decision regarding what is often their single largest asset. "It's truly a thrill to complete a deal with someone that fulfills their particular lifestyle or economic needs."
Well-Known and Well-Respected
Karas is well-known and well-respected among his colleagues and peers, a number of whom describe him as filled with integrity, honesty, energy and on-point market knowledge. "I use these attributes to benefit my clients, because as cliché as it may sound, I really do believe in treating them as I would want to be treated," he says. "I also believe that I owe it to them to substantiate my suggestions with facts, not just opinion. In addition, I listen not just to what is being said, but also to what is not said. I am not only a real estate agent, but also a consultant, market analyst and a friend during what can sometimes be a stressful time in someone's life."
Karas is proud of his affiliation with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty for a number of reasons, including the fact that the firm offers clients access to a wealth of worldwide marketing clout. "This team does things right the first time, whether it is utilizing cutting-edge marketing techniques, sophisticated technology or the most sought-after consultants," he notes. "Sotheby's International Realty worldwide tools allow me to effectively reach a very strategic audience and the company brings a highly-respected, quality presence to the luxury market, one that is of great benefit to my clients."
Involved in the Community
Karas is originally from Chicago, IL and moved to Scottsdale 22 years ago. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and he and his wife Jennifer are active members of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale's civic and philanthropic communities. Karas is also a current member of the Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club, a non-profit Club that draws the community together to raise funds for and to educate people about the financial, medical and emotional needs of Arizona's children. He currently serves as the Nite Flite Chair of the Club's gala, one of the organization's largest fundraisers.