Jennifer Caras Real Estate
Vista Sotheby’s International Realty
1144 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach
- Special Section
Realtor® Jennifer Caras, a Los Angeles native, has worked in real estate since 2004. She attended Marymount High School and continued her education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been married to her husband, Chris, for 17 years and they live in Manhattan Beach with their son, CJ, twin daughters, Julianne and Grace, and dog Woody. In 2019 Jen was the #2 Top Producing Agent at Vista Sotheby’s. She was the largest producer of Beach Cities sales, totaling more than $40 million of real estate sold last year.
Were you interested in homes when you were young?
“Yes, my parents tell me I was always extremely detail-oriented, even as a young child. I was so intrigued with the details of homes that I initially wanted to go to architecture school. I landed in glorious Santa Barbara and went for a psychology degree instead. It was a brilliant move in the end, as my degree truly plays a critical role in every aspect of my career.”
What are some of the steps you take to earn your clients’ trust?
“Since I have been in the business for 15 years as a top-producing agent, I thoroughly understand our South Bay market as well as the importance of exceptional client service. I am upfront and open with my clients, and they are grateful for that candor. I pride myself on being highly collaborative and have strong bonds with other real estate industry colleagues. I am a fierce client advocate, highly accessible and a proven performer during stressful situations. As a result, the majority of my clients are repeat and referral business.”
Describe one of your favorite real estate projects.
“There are so many favorites, but if I had to pick one from this past year, it was a beautiful new construction walk street home on 10th Street. I was involved in the development of the home and was the listing agent and the selling agent. It was so unique to be dynamically involved in so many aspects—from the building, construction and design details to the selling. It was extremely rewarding to be so intricately involved and truly successful, as all sides were so pleased with the outcome.”
What is the best part of your day?
“Getting my cherished Peet’s latte with my husband, Chris, after we drop our kids off at school. Our mornings are always adventurous with three children, but having that few minutes together to take a breath, recollect and start our day together is always revitalizing. I owe so much of my success in my career to my husband’s unwavering support and love.”