Chris Karas President, The Karas Group Chris Karas, President and Founder of The Karas Group, Co-Founder and Owner of Launch Real Estate, has distinguished himself among real estate professionals in Arizona as a talented and ethical agent whose expertise is matched only by his incredible sensitivity to the unique needs of his clients. Assembling a team of likeminded agents to form The Karas Group, has allowed Chris to focus on providing a full service and highly responsive approach for his clients. His professional, educated and organized method yields not only a strong return on investment, but a pleasant experience for his clients. This process has resulted in just shy of a billion dollars in completed transactions and has ranked him in the top 0.1% of successful realtors nationwide. Chris’s vast knowledge of the Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley real estate markets and the Arcadia and Biltmore neighborhoods, coupled with his honest-to-a-fault demeanor, have made Chris the perfect agent for professional athletes, entrepreneurs, investors and families alike. While the homes purchased and sold by Chris often exceed $1 million dollars, Chris enjoys the challenge of buying and selling a wide variety of homes –there is no project too large or too small for The Karas Group.Using his in-depth knowledge of the market, Chris has cultivated an educational approach to residential real estate. He provides an updated market overview that is available on the Karas Group’s website, www.TheKarasGroup.com. These market overviews are available to clients and the public alike. Rooted in facts, up to the minute statistics and personal expertise, these quarterly market overviews provide readers with an insight into what can be expected of the market in the coming months. A Chicago native and a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory and The University of Arizona, Chris has cultivated relationships with local, national and international brokers. Those relationships, together with his years of experience in his niche markets – Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and the Arcadia and Biltmore neighborhoods – have allowed him to become a true expert of these areas. Chris’s success has not only been enjoyed by his clients, but noticed by other professionals as well. He is a frequent guest speaker on luxury residential real estate and has been interviewed for documentaries regarding real estate investment. Chris has also had recent speaking engagements with stars of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: New York and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles. In addition to professional engagements, Chris and his wife Jennifer are active members of the Phoenix community. Chris is a member of the Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club, a non-profit organization that benefits children’s charities in the greater Scottsdale area, while Jennifer is the President of PANDA – People Acting Now Discover Answers, a non-profit organization that benefits the Steele Children’s Research Center at The University of Arizona.