For Sellers

Seller Representation — Why Work With Us?

Selling a storage facility can be a lucrative decision, but with so many interworking parts at play in the market, having a trusted self storage broker on your side can ensure the best return on investment. At IRE, we have over two decades of experience brokering deals between sellers and qualified buyers. Our agents go the extra mile to assist sellers with every step of the process. From thorough self storage property valuations to consultation meetings, strategic planning and more, IRE offers services that close worthwhile deals.

IRE seller-side self storage brokers can negotiate the best deals for sellers because they pull from multiple levels of expertise. When you work with IRE, you benefit from dedicated service provided by a broker who knows the storage facility industry inside and out. We understand what makes a valuable property, and we’ll help you get the most from yours. The IRE commitment only begins there — we’ve also familiarized ourselves with local markets to tailor our services to each seller with whom we work.

At IRE, we make it easy for property owners to receive impressive returns when they sell self storage property.

Our Process

When you’re ready to sell a self storage property, choose IRE as your broker to experience a streamlined process that maximizes your return. We pay attention to every detail to broker a deal with which you’ll be satisfied. Our method is easy and intuitive:

  1. Get in touch: To start, reach out to your local IRE broker over the phone to discuss your property. What does it mean to you? What do you want to get from it? Is it in good condition, or does it need a lot of work? How long do you want to keep it? We’ll even come out for a tour and give tips for improving your property’s value.
  2. Produce a valuation: Getting the best return on your investment starts with a thorough valuation. We will work with everything from handwritten ledgers to sophisticated software management tools to provide you with the most accurate property valuation possible, free of charge. Our brokers will also perform a multi-faceted market analysis to develop a complete plan to sell your facility.
  3. Review the valuation: IRE brokers value your input, so when the valuation is complete, we’ll sit down with you to explain each element of our storage facility appraisal and solidify the plan. You can use this time to ask questions and provide further information that could help seal a deal.
  4. List your property: When you come to an agreement with our broker, you’ll sign a listing contract and put your storage facility up for sale. Count on IRE to design an attractive and comprehensive portfolio displaying your facility, coupled with useful information that will draw in qualified buyers. We’ll feature your property on our highly trafficked self storage facility database, list it at trade shows or networking events and implement other strategies that create lucrative sales.
  5. Close the deal: Selling your facility to a qualified buyer is our top priority, and we’ll produce results in a timely manner. Our brokers will handle the negotiation process and troubleshoot any snags to keep the transaction moving forward. Upon closing, we’ll ensure everyone involved has the correct documentation, settling sheets and prorations.

Get Started With Investment Real Estate

With connections up and down the Eastern Seaboard, IRE is the best self storage business broker for sellers ready to turn a profit. Our team has offices in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Connecticut, allowing us to tap into multiple local markets to find the most qualified buyer for your facility. To get started, request a free property valuation or contact the IRE team today!

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Offers being accepted immediately! Turnkey Land and Development Project Approved Plans for 24,000 Sq. Ft. 10.6 Acre Parcel Zoned Commercial Billboard Approval by Local Township

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Wolcott self storage facility in Wolcott, CT
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Wolcott Self Storage

85% Occupancy Satellite Property

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The Storage Mall Lexington Park

7% Cap Rate on Year 1 Pro Forma Occupancy Maintained Between 90% – 97% Year Round Below Market Rental Rates Increased Revenue Management Opportunity Excellent Visibility and Traffic Counts Dense Housing Market

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Summit Storage Center
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Summit Storage Center

High Investment Upside Net Rentable SF 49,600 Unit Occupancy 73.5% Economic Occupancy 59.7% Proforma Cap Rate 8.3% Highly Visible & Convenient Location No Tenant Insurance Program No Merchandise Sales Excess Storage Demand of 181,000 SF in 5 mile radius

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Storway self storage
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Approved 26,800 GSF Expansion Ability to Implement Tenant Insurance Expansion Site Work Completed

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Pre-Sale Value Enhancement

IRE’s brokerage service doesn’t stop with a listing agreement. Each broker works with a dedicated marketing expert and brokerage analyst to develop a detailed Offering Memorandum to present to the top buyers in the self storage market.

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Selling Your Storage Facility

There are many reasons that owners may consider selling their facility. Investment Real Estate specializes in representing sellers and assisting in making an intelligent next decision.

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Our Process

IRE brokers recognize the intricate details involved in owning and operating a self storage facility. To best understand your unique property, we engage in a 5 step process to sell the self storage portfolio gaining a maximum return for the seller.

Our Sales Process

Seller Resources

Through our vast business networks, we can connect you with financial professionals who will assist you, as the seller, in minimizing the tax impact from a sale and suggest alternative ways to mitigate some of the tax burden a sale would create.

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