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Property Listing Service Now Available for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu May 3, 2012 2:00 PM
If you aree an investor interested in purchasing self storage facilities, you would have a difficult time finding those that are for sale. You'd have to read lots of newspaper real estate listing or go to lots of real estate websites to see what was available. But now, there is a clearing house for listings of places for sale - all in one convenient location. It's like a one-stop-shop where you can see facilities that are available in your local neighborhood or all across the United States. [More]

National Self Storage Alliance Helps the Little Guy Out

by Winnie Hsiu March 17, 2011 12:30 AM
The United States has always been a country that has talked about protecting and promoting the little guy. Politicians always talk about trying to speak for the minority. Unions like to say that they give every worker a voice. Home owners associations are intended to give individual owners a voice in their community. [More]

What Size Self Storage Unit Do I Need?

by John Stevens January 25, 2011 3:57 PM
For many people deciding that they could use a self storage unit is not a difficult decision to make. The one that is tough though is how big of a unit do you need. You don’t want to get one that is too small. Nothing is more frustrating than packing of a unit than realizing that it is not big enough and having to start all over again. At the same time you don’t want to spend money on space you don’t need. [More]

Legal Issues to Be Aware of in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 21, 2011 11:16 AM
Whenever you go into business you have to be concerned about the law, not necessarily that you might be involved in something illegal (hopefully), but that you may inadvertently violate someone’s rights. That would in turn open you up to a lawsuit that would not only prove costly in legal fees and restitution, but in potential or existing customers when word leaks of your ‘questionable’ business practices. [More]

What Can A Self Storage Facility Do With a Hundred Dollars?

by John Stevens January 17, 2011 10:34 AM
One hundred dollars, to many people, is not an overly significant amount of cash. Yes, it can be a trip to the grocery store or a really good night out on the town, but it does not have the impact that something larger like $1000 does. For a business like a self storage facility a $100 might cover one shift’s pay for the manager. [More]