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As in any industry, what you know about the self storage marketplace has a direct effect on your success. Our market research is vitally important to any self storage investment. This market knowledge is gained by our constant research of the marketplace. We are in contact with a majority of owners of self storage facilities at least twice per year. In addition, we track all properties that are actively being marketed, we verify and catalog all sales, we call municipal officials quarterly to find any proposed new construction, we monitor the internet for any sale, lease or construction news, and we conduct rent surveys regularly as well as market summary analysis to determine demand and supply levels.

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Common Roadblocks in Selling a Self-Storage Facility and How to Avoid Them

The end goal of every commercial real estate transaction is to complete the process smoothly and easily and leave all parties feeling happy and satisfied with the outcome. In reality, though, those selling commercial property can face obstacles that make the transaction feel less than perfect. The best way to handle these challenges is to […]

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Benefits of Improving Your Storage Unit Property Before Putting It Up for Sale

Though upgrading your self-storage business before selling seems counterintuitive, it can be beneficial to maximize the value of your property and get the biggest payout when you’re ready to sell. Investors looking to purchase self-storage facilities are pragmatic. They’re primarily interested in acquiring the business’s current income, not investing capital in a facility that has […]

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Why Isn’t My Self-Storage Property Worth More?

Owning and managing a self-storage property is a big investment, and you always want to be sure you’re getting the most out of it. Finding out your self-storage facility is not worth as much as you thought can be shocking and frustrating. However, there are always ways to improve the valuation of your self-storage property. […]

Timing The Market To Sell Your Self Storage Facility

Timing the Market to Sell Your Self Storage Facility

When considering the sale of your self storage facility, there are many important factors to keep in mind that can determine your success as a seller. One of these factors is the real estate market, as the overall state of the market can ultimately determine the value you can get for your self storage property.  […]