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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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GUEST BLOG: 5 Digital Marketing Must-Haves for Self Storage Owners

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Adam Mackie at G5 Summer leasing season is on its way and temperatures aren’t the only thing that’s heating up – competition is, too. Standing out in a crowded market takes more than rent discounts and a free lock. You need a marketing strategy that engages renters where they’re searching […]

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Case Study: Recommendations and Future Value for Self Storage

Let’s take a look at a case study from the sale of a self storage facility in which the team at Investment Real Estate (IRE) represented the client in the summer of 2019. This sale is a prime example of how following proper recommendations from a self storage broker can dramatically change the value of […]

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GUEST BLOG: Great Signage Solutions for Self Storage Properties

Submitted to Investment Real Estate by Jason Martin at Caskey Group Signs are tricky. They can look great and grab someone’s attention, or they can look old and dated and give off a bad first impression. If you think about it, we are inundated with signs and billboards every day. How many of them do you […]

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What Is Due Diligence and Why Is It Important?

If you’ve targeted a self storage property to purchase and things have progressed to the level of ‘serious’, by either the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA), you’ll be staring down the barrel of an intense process called “due diligence.” This period allows a reasonable investigation of a proposed investment deal to check […]