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Tips for Managing a Rental Property’s Online Reputation

“Online reputation” is a modern-day phenomenon that commercial property owners and property managers can’t afford to ignore. Studies show that consumers put a lot of stock in reviews posted on the Internet. The most desirable renters often choose their new home based in large part on what others have to say about the property on social media. Residents and others who air out their grievances on high-traffic sites frequently affect […]

Selling Self-Storage as Useful for Spring Cleaning

Self-storage is helpful for many reasons, besides the usual tucking away of excess belongings during a move. Why not put advertising dollars toward informing residents of ideas for storage that they may have never thought of? It’s springtime and the perfect opportunity to point out that spring cleaning can be better than ever by renting a self-storage unit to store winter clothes and other things needed during the past season. […]

Strategies for Avoiding Vacancies in Rental Occupancy

The number one way to ensure that your rental property provides the best financial return is to avoid vacancies in rental occupancy. A lot of competition is out there, and it usually takes ongoing work to maintain a high occupancy rate. A property management company has all of the tools in place to win this essential battle for tenants. The following are among the top strategies for avoiding rental vacancies. […]

Tips to Strengthen Self Storage Customer Loyalty

Self-storage facilities can be excellent investment properties, especially if a strong sense of customer loyalty is cultivated. Great customer service and an environment that communicates the value of tenants will do a lot to encourage customers to stay put rather than migrate to another facility that may offer hard-to-resist discounts or other benefits. The following are proven ways to strengthen customer loyalty at a self-storage facility. Create a Welcoming Atmosphere […]

How to Stop the Headache of Late Rent Payments

Property management companies can make a commercial property owner’s life easier, and one headache property managers handle is the issue of late rent payments. Good management makes a difference in many ways, and ensuring that rent payments are deposited in a timely way is a major benefit. Collecting on-time rent payments is a common struggle, but dealing with late payments doesn’t have to be an ongoing problem. The following are […]

Benefits of an Experienced Self-Storage Broker

When you get involved in self-storage as an investment, you enter a very cozy industry, where connections of an experienced self-storage broker truly count. Weaver Realty Group serves the entire Florida peninsula and has the added benefit of being an affiliate with the Argus Self-Storage Network. At Weaver, we have come to specialize in acquiring, selling, and evaluating self-storage properties of every size and type. The following are among the […]

Guidelines for Allowing Pets on Property

Before setting guidelines for a pet-friendly property, you may struggle with the pros and cons of allowing pets. The potential problems can seem obvious: Property damage, pet odors, liability for animal bites, and disturbances caused by barking. In-depth research ultimately reveals, however, that the benefits of allowing pets on property outweigh the negatives. The pool of prospective tenants is much larger when pets are allowed, since almost half of all […]

2 Reasons to Change your Self-Storage Property Website URL

Consumer behavior has almost entirely shifted toward use of the Internet in recent years, making a  business website essential for any self-storage property. The website address is also known as the URL, which stands for “Universal Resource Locator.” Start with your company’s URL, when evaluating whether your website could do a better job of attracting customers through your online presence. 1-Eliminate the Hyphen A website address is more customer-friendly when […]

Basics in Non-Discriminatory Tenant Screening

Choosing desirable tenants is one of the critical roles of a property manager, and non-discriminatory tenant screening is an essential part of that job. Discrimination lawsuits can be extremely costly and should be carefully avoided. To adhere to rules of fair housing and non-discrimination, the following information should never be included or asked about in the process of screening tenants: Age, family status, race, nationality, religion, and disabilities. The following […]

What Do Renters Want in a Self-Storage Facility?

Maintaining a low vacancy rate at a self-storage facility begins with giving renters what they are looking for. The answer to what tenants want in a storage facility can largely depend on the area where the property is located. Some features are universal and less of a risk for owners aiming to target investment dollars wisely. The following are some insights for ensuring that your self-storage investment property draws customers […]