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Leading Online Real Estate Marketplace Expands Its Team

California-headquartered Auction.com has appointed Daren Blomquist as VP, Market Economics. In his new role, Blomquist will focus on analyzing and forecasting complex macro and microeconomic data trends within the marketplace and greater industry. The company said that Blomquist would report to Ali Haralson, Chief Business Development Officer, Auction.com.

“Auction.com is committed to leveraging the power of market research and analysis to provide unique value to our sellers and buyers. By leading our efforts to identify, analyze and forecast trends at the portfolio and market levels, Daren will enhance our data-driven disposition strategies and solutions to the benefit of our greater marketplace,” Haralson said.

Blomquist joins Auction.com from Attom Data Solutions where he served as VP and directed ATTOM Media, a division of ATTOM Data Solutions. He has been widely recognized as an authority in the housing and mortgage industries. Blomquist also served as executive editor of the Housing News Report, named the best newsletter by the National Association of Real Estate Editors in 2015 and 2016.

“Over the last decade Auction.com has revolutionized the distressed real estate marketplace with much-needed transparency, data, and technology,” said Blomquist. “I am excited to help build an increasingly efficient marketplace on that already strong foundation.”

Auction.com is the nation’s largest online real estate transaction marketplace focused exclusively on the sale of bank-owned and foreclosure properties. The company brings a breadth of quality assets to the market, attracting prospective buyers through world-class marketing and leveraging a scalable technology platform to conduct transactions in a transparent, efficient manner. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Auction.com is a Thomas H. Lee Partners company with offices in key markets across the nation.

About Author: Radhika Ojha

Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and editor. A former Online Editor and currently a reporter for MReport, she is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her master’s degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.
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