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Lucky Auction Bidder Makes Classic Find at Self Storage Auction

by Kim Kilpatrick February 7, 2013 10:01 PM
People love to find the diamond in the rough. Being able to say they found the needle in a haystack is a rush. Pirate treasure may be a thing of the past, but there is still treasure to be found. You just have to know where to look—like your local self storage auction. [More]

Self Storage Site Capitalizes on Exposure to Reach Major Milestone

by Kim Kilpatrick November 29, 2012 8:40 PM
One of the hardest parts about succeeding in business is in getting the name of your business out there. The greatest business model with the most fantastic product will not make a nickel if no one knows it exists. While advertising can help accomplish that task sometimes it is other methods of exposure that can end up making the difference. [More]

Want to Check Out a Self Storage Unit Auction?

by Kim Kilpatrick April 25, 2012 12:08 PM
One thing about man has never changed throughout the annals of time. Man has always been interested in trying to make a quick profit. Whether it was through legal or illegal means did not always matter to some; in the end it was all about getting rich quick by finding a buried treasure. In recent years many people have found their buried treasure deep inside the contents of a self storage unit. [More]

Do You Know Who Your Self Storage Tenants Are?

by Holly Robinson February 16, 2012 8:46 PM
Too often people perceive the self storage industry as what they see on television and in the movies—a place where crazy guys hide their victims, where terrorists store their weapons of mass destruction, and where a shooting could break out at any given time. While that is far from the truth of course, it never hurts to know just who you are renting too. [More]

So Who Would Leave a Half Million in Gold in a Self Storage Unit?

by John Stevens November 29, 2011 5:57 PM
Thanks to the ever-growing population of cable channels, there is a reality show about all sorts of interesting things. The self storage industry has taken center stage in a few of them; more specifically, the auctions that occur when tenants fail to pay their rent after a few months. Shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters have shown the viewing public some of the treasures and amazing stories that can lie behind the door of a storage unit. [More]

The Truth Behind Self Storage Auctions

by Holly Robinson July 28, 2011 5:48 PM
There are not too many businesses that can say that they have experienced growth during the current economic climate, but the self storage industry is one of them. For a variety of different reasons, more and more people have found that they needed someplace relatively safe to keep their belongings. As that number of people grew, so did the self storage industry. [More]

Storing in Canada a Bit Different than in the United States

by Winnie Hsiu July 25, 2011 10:50 PM
The self storage industry is on the way to becoming a global industry for one reason and one reason only. We all like stuff. No matter who you are or where you live, when it comes to your stuff you don’t want to let it go. That is where the self storage industry has been able to step in and give people what they need—space. [More]

One Man’s (Stored) Junk is another Man’s (Storage) Treasure

by John Stevens June 16, 2011 5:36 PM
One thing about the American spirit that other countries either love or hate is its ability to find something glittering when there is no gold. For example, take the current economic times. As some people have been forced to downsize their living arrangements or move in order to find work or because they can’t find it, an industry (self storage) has experienced growth. [More]

What to Look Out for if a Self Storage Auction Looks Too Good

by Winnie Hsiu March 23, 2011 1:56 PM
Whenever television gets its grasp on something whatever it is will soon become part of the national lexicon. With the advent of reality shows based on auctions at self storage facilities like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters self storage unit auctions are quietly and quickly becoming quite popular. The problem is that with increased popularity comes those that will try to cheat the system. [More]

Popularity of Self Storage Auctions Spurs Change in Tennessee Lien laws

by John Stevens March 11, 2011 7:51 AM
Self storage auctions are getting swamped with attendees in recent months as popularity has grown, causing many states to look at streamlining their lien laws. Earlier this week, both Nevada and Florida legislators reviewed proposed changes to their states’ self storage lien laws. Now Tennessee has joined the ranks by introducing legislation that would lift the newspaper advertising requirement for self storage lien sales. [More]
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