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Marketing Self Storage to College Kids (and their parents)

After move-in day my freshman year of college, I asked my mom “wait, so I have to do this every year until I graduate?” If you went to college, you probably remember moving into your first dorm or apartment. You remember carrying all the things up all the stairs and wondering why you needed so much stuff after all. But, it’s easy to forget that all the things have to […]

Self-Storage Investor Alert

Self-storage is booming. It’s an excellent investment opportunity and here are a few reasons why. According to sparefoot.com , in the US alone, there are over 49,000 self storage businesses. Over 13 million households currently rent a storage unit for excess belongings. The National average for all unit sizes is $89 per month. With these quick facts in mind, let’s take a quick look at three properties we currently offer. […]

Hurricane Prep Part 4

We have been tackling hurricane prep one step at a time since May. We are well into hurricane season for 2021. If you’ve tackled the tasks below already, you are well prepared for whatever lies ahead. Let’s recap what we have tackled so far in our monthly to do list that is more manageable. May hurricane prep: Contact insurance company regarding current coverage Communicate with tenants about their responsibility June […]

Hurricane Prep Part 3

We have been tackling hurricane prep one step at a time since May. So far we have survived a month of hurricane season for 2021, but we still have 5 months ahead. Let’s recap what we have tackled so far in our monthly to do list that is more manageable. For May we tackled two items: Contact insurance company regarding current coverage Communicate with tenants about their responsibility Just last […]

Hurricane Prep Part 2

Last time we covered the first two tasks for hurricane preparation. It’s now mid-June, and that means the start of hurricane season. If you tackled the tasks from last month, you are off to a great start for being prepared. To refresh you, last month we focused on Confirming your insurance coverage for all properties you own. Communicate with tenants on what is your responsibility as owner and what they […]

Self-Storage: Let’s Talk Conventions

Whether you’re considering purchasing a self-storage business or you’re already an owner, investing in attending a convention is an important annual priority. Conventions provide many opportunities to business owners. Three important reasons to attend a convention are to: Sharpen your skills as a business owner and/or manager. Connect/network with other business owners and influencers in the self-storage market. Learn about what’s new. It’s easy to think you need to always […]

Self Storage: Free Marketing Hidden Gems

Google Business Listing NextDoor Business blog page LinkedIn content According to sparefoot.com, there are over 49,000 self-storage businesses in operation today. Current statistics indicate that 13.6 million American households utilize self-storage for their belongings. Many self-storage businesses operate at or near capacity. That’s all fantastic, right? If your business is a little less full, we are going to visit some important and free hidden gems for you to market your […]

Manageable Hurricane Prep

Two things to tackle each month to stay hurricane ready June 1 marks the start of hurricane season for those working and living along the gulf coast. As a business owner or property manager, a lot of your time is likely spent preparing for hurricane season or for a specific storm when it heads your direction. In a special blog series, we are going to tackle hurricane prep in 6 […]

Three Property Management Trends in 2021

If 2020 taught business owners anything, it’s that they always have to be innovative. Maybe you’ve seen the “Friends” episode where Ross is trying to get a couch moved up a narrow stairwell. He keeps shouting “pivot, pivot,” with every turn. Well, 2020 was the year of the pivot. Every business had to pivot their operations to accommodate a rapidly changing set of rules and restrictions. It challenged all business […]

Four Easy, Free Ways to Market Your Self-Storage and Why It’s Needed

Whether you’re an owner/operator or a savvy, self-storage manager, keeping your property fully-leased is the goal. Even though most American self-storage businesses stay close to 90% full, it is important to leverage free marketing to keep it that way. Let’s take a look at four easy and free ways to market your business. You can incorporate one or all of them into your marketing strategy today. Facebook business profile Instagram […]