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, Broker/Auctioneer , UCRE | Prestige Auction

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 and has successfully sold hundreds of properties in the Western United States via auction. Janelle has developed in-house operations and maintains an ongoing roster of auction clientele. She is co-ownder of United Real Estate prestige Denver and Owner of United Country Real Estate Prestige Auction. She is experienced in all facets of the real estate auction process from contract signing to closing. She prides herself on her level of excellence and detail that she brings to her clients to insure them a successful sell or their property. Janelle provides innovation and vision to the real estate auction industry, 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.




Amanda Siler

Vice President, United Marketing Services

Having worked in all facets of marketing, Amanda Siler brings extensive experience and a valuable, big-picture perspective to client projects for the Enhanced Marketing Solutions (EMS) team. As a member of the management team, Amanda assisted in building EMS into the largest real estate marketing services organization in the U.S. while continuing to engage partners, lead and mentor a team of project management and design professionals and actively drive operational and growth strategies.

Prior to joining EMS, Amanda worked as a National Account Executive for a large regional homebuilder and developer. Responsible for a 13-state territory, Amanda managed over 400 marketing projects per year. Whether executing a multi-state campaign or developing a social media strategy, Amanda loves bringing projects into the spotlight and using marketing to achieve business goals. Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder in Management and Marketing and earned her MBA from Baker University.




Dan Duffy

Chief Executive Officer, United Country Real Estate & United Country

Dan Duffy joined United Country as part of a successful effort in February 2006 to secure growth capital to support the expansion of the United Country system. He serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In his role as CEO, Dan is principal responsible for the establishment and execution of a long-term strategy for United Country designed to deliver competitive advantage to United Country franchisee partners as they operate in their local markets and serve their clients.
Prior to joining United Country, Dan spent nearly 20 years focused on serving clients in a number of senior executive positions. Most recently Dan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft’s “2005 Global Partner of the Year” and largest North American Microsoft Business Solutions partner with over 20 offices serving 12,000 clients across the United States and the U.K. Prior to his tenure in the technology services market space.




Shawn Terrel

President, United Country Auction Services

Shawn Terrel CAI, AARE brings a very extensive live and Internet auction background to our executive management team. He has more than 18 years of professional real estate auction and bid calling experience across the United States. He has managed well over 2,000 professional auctions with a focus on commercial, industrial and development properties. Mr. Terrel served on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association and is a Past Chairman and President of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association. In 2007 he was named Oklahoma State Champion Auctioneer and is the current reigning Kansas State Champion Auctioneer.
Mr. Terrel is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University and holds the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation. He is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and the Texas Auction Academy, where he is a state approved instructor.




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