Blog

Help Your Customer: Providing Useful Tips

Imagine that you’re a boutique hotel owner in a fun, touristy, competitive environment. Your hotel is known for a fun atmosphere, fabulous rooms, and the hospitality at the front desk. Your competition is known for the same thing. The price of your rooms is relatively the same. What sets you apart? Your staff is known for making great food recommendations, great entertainment suggestions and even going one or five steps […]

Why Weaver Realty Group? Unique experience. Exceptional service.

At Weaver Realty, we work hard to earn your trust and your business. We offer unique experience and exceptional service. Formed in 1994 as a full-service brokerage group, we have provided over $200 million in brokerage services since we opened our doors. Today we offer full-service property management, maintenance services, and project management services for the First Coast area and surrounding counties. Additionally, we offer self-storage brokerage services, acquisition and […]

Commercial Real Estate Associations & The Importance of Networking

As a commercial real estate broker and/or property manager, there are many facets to the job. It’s important to have a network or community of other professionals to learn from and share knowledge. As powerful as networking is when you search for a job in your chosen field, networking is equally important within your profession. Networking & Why It Matters National organizations provide excellent networking and learning opportunities. Take some […]

Self-Storage Software Options to Consider

As a self-storage business owner, it is imperative to utilize software to manage your clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Software can assist you in maintaining an accurate database of both potential and current customers, accounts payable and receivable, manage vacancies and lease renewal. In this post-2020 era, self-storage companies are moving toward contactless operations with streamlined staff, and software can make this easier to accomplish. The goal is […]

3 Professional Services Your Business Might Need

As an entrepreneur, it is often necessary to do many jobs yourself. You may want to be a truly hands-on business owner. There are times when you might need to consider professional services that can take some tasks off your hands and make life easier. Let’s look at three services you might need for your business.   Project management Facilities maintenance Property management   What is project management? Project management […]

Self-Storage in the Great State of Georgia

Across the country, even in record high heat, people today are moving boxes and belongings into a self-storage unit somewhere near you. They are homeowners, renters, empty-nesters, college students, business owners and more. Throughout 2020 and 2021, the industry saw steady demand from consumers. While the market may have softened slightly in 2022, the current vacancy rate across the country hovers around 8 percent.   Forbes.com said in a 2020 […]

Self Storage Business Insurance You Should Consider

In any industry, insurance should be at the top of your to-do list as you prepare to operate as a small business. Self-storage is just like any other small business and not immune to catastrophe. In the United States, approximately 75% of small businesses are under-insured and 40% of small businesses carry no insurance at all.   Business insurance is required by law in most states. Even if your state […]

What is a Property Management Company, and When Should I Hire One?

If you are a property owner – rental, commercial, self-storage – this information is for you. Grab your coffee, have a seat and take 5 minutes to read. This one will be full of information, but a fast read. If you are new to real estate investment with only a handful of properties in your portfolio, you may be attempting to manage your properties on your own. Your business model […]

Prepping Your Business for Hurricane Season

We focused a lot in 2021 on prepping for hurricane season so that the tasks become manageable and routine. Working and living in the state of Florida, there are routines you maintain to make hurricane season easier to get through. Last year we broke it down into 6 manageable steps to tackle. You can refresh yourself on those steps here:   Hurricane Prep 1: This information focuses on keeping your […]

Green Initiatives for New or Existing Self-Storage

Stewardship of a business involves taking care of finances, saving and spending wisely, providing security on property, and using resources that impact the environment wisely. As business owners, it is important to make small changes to be more environmentally conscious.   In construction of a new self-storage facility, it’s easier to build with the environment in mind as it fits into your budget. Discuss with your contractor in advance regarding […]