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Auctioncom Team Help Drive 39B in National Sales

first_img in Headlines, News, Servicing The Auction.com team with a buyerAuction.com has said that their team has driven $39 billion in national sales. Over the past 10 years, Auction.com’s brand has become synonymous with digital innovation and client service in the real estate industry, the company said in a statement. Auction.com connects buyers and sellers by making it possible to transact foreclosure, CWCOT and REO sales online. “Most observers attribute Auction.com’s success to industry-leading marketing and innovative technologies, but that’s only part of our story,” said Jason Allnutt, General Manager, Auction.com. “Auction.com created the foreclosure auction market in 2011. Since then we’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars in technology and marketing support to grow the auction marketplace. But, we believe that our investment in human capital and commitment to an unmatched local footprint of highly skilled field teams is one of the reasons we are the only full-service auction provider.”Today, the company covers live auctions in more than 3,100 counties with the support of over 600 skilled and dedicated Auction.com employees. Auction.com said that it conducts foreclosure auctions at the courthouse, leveraging their proprietary technology, data science, marketing and their “sea of green shirts,” to drive toward higher sales rates. “Our local teams standardize the registration, bidding and closing process to promote transparency and competition, closing the feedback loop through rich data and analytics to our clients. All these efforts work in unison to maximize sales and improve outcomes for sellers and buyers,” Allnut said.Auction.com is the only national real estate auction marketplace with local operations throughout the country. “We build strong partnerships with local stakeholders, including investors, foreclosure attorneys, brokers and sheriff departments, by maintaining a highly visible and professional presence at every local auction event, regardless of climate, auction type, or location and by assisting each stakeholder to enable foreclosure sales,” Allnut said. “Our field team’s priorities are to meet our buyers’ questions and service needs and exceed our sellers’ expectations. This team is instrumental in breaking down the barriers of entry for new prospective buyers, reducing fear and complexity of the foreclosure auction process through education and customer support.” The company said that over 60 percent of its foreclosure auction buyers each month are first-time new customers of Auction.com. “Our 600+ field team is a powerful example of Auction.com’s commitment to go Beyond the Bid, which is to exceed the status quo in everything we do,” Allnut said.  August 14, 2018 568 Views Auction.com Team Help Drive $39B in National Salescenter_img Auction Auction.com Foreclosure homes HOUSING real estate 2018-08-14 Radhika Ojha Sharelast_img read more


Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism

first_imgJun 28 2018Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers.In a new study, children whose teachers received specialized training “were initiating more, participating more, having back-and-forth conversations more, and responding to their teachers and peers more frequently,” said researcher Lindee Morgan.Morgan and FSU Autism Institute Director Amy Wetherby were co-principal investigators of a three-year, 60-school study that measured the effectiveness of a curriculum, called SCERTS, designed specifically for teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).SCERTS (pronounced “serts”) was developed in 2006. It targets the most significant challenges presented by ASD, spelled out in its acronym: “SC” for social communication, “ER” for emotional regulation, and “TS” for transactional support (developing a partnership of people at school and at home who can respond to the ASD child’s needs and interests and enhance learning).The team reported its results this month in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Morgan, the lead author, worked at the Autism Institute when the study was conducted and now is at Emory’s School of Medicine. Co-author Wetherby was one of the developers of the SCERTS curriculum.”There is now a solid body of research on treatments for preschool children with ASD,” Wetherby said. “However, this study is one of only a few demonstrating the efficacy of a treatment for school-age children. And the most impressive part is it was conducted in public school classrooms with a good mix of general and special education teachers.”ASD refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction.The research team enlisted the participation of 60 schools in 10 districts: one in California, two in Georgia and seven in Florida (Gadsden, Jackson, Leon, Okaloosa, Taylor, Volusia and Wakulla counties). They randomly matched pairs of schools for the study.Related StoriesAtypical eating behaviors may indicate autismEyes hold clues to effective treatment of severe autism, study showsNeuroscientists find anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autismIn each pair, one school was designated ATM, for “autism training modules.” Its students got regular classroom teaching supplemented only by a website where modules related to autism were available to teachers. The other school was designated CSI, for “classroom SCERTS intervention.” Its participating teachers received three days of SCERTS training -; plus regular coaching, access to extra reference materials and videos of themselves in the classroom.Morgan said the team was delighted with the results showing how CSI schools outperformed ATMs. One of the study’s strongest features, she said, was that teachers could watch the videos and see for themselves how the classroom had changed.”Our primary outcome measure was a direct observation tool, which is basically unheard of in educational intervention research,” she said. “Video was a very tedious process. However, it’s such a great measure to see what both teachers and students are using in the classroom.”In addition, she said, a parent report and several teacher measures also showed that the students in the CSI group outperformed the ATM group.”There is a pressing need to change the landscape of education for school-age students with ASD,” the paper concluded. “This work has the potential to contribute to this change by providing a feasible, comprehensive model of intervention that can be implemented in a variety of educational placements and settings.”Morgan said CSI could benefit teachers and all students, not just those on the autism spectrum.”General education teachers in most states aren’t required to have autism training,” she said. “And yet they find themselves with kids with autism because that’s the law. These days, more than 70 percent of kids on the spectrum have no intellectual disabilities. Therefore, schools are moving more toward modifying and adapting the mainstream classroom in ways that are not only helpful for kids with autism but also good for all the students. I remember some of our kindergarten teachers saying afterward: ‘Putting this in place helped my whole class.'” Source:http://www.fsu.edulast_img read more