• Market Trends for RV and Boat Storage
    One would believe the rise in the cost of gasoline and, most recently, diesel fuel would slow the production and sale of larger boats and motor-homes, but it’s just not the case. Recent conversations with experts from the boating and RV industries indicate the RV- and ...More
    October 1, 2007 Ed Heil Posted in Articles
  • Vital Records Protection
    In today’s rapidly expanding and increasingly competitive self-storage market, one of the best ways to increase revenue and boost sales is to offer ancillary products and services. In this industry, retail add-ons are common: boxes, tape, locks, moving supplies, etc. One ...More
    October 1, 2007 Van Carlisle Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss self-storage in the South-Central States. I asked our local broker affiliates to summarize the current market in their areas and share thoughts on what the future may hold. What impact has portable storage had on ...More
    October 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Entering the Storage-Condo Market
    Just about any kind of real estate can be turned into condominiums, including apartments, detached homes, offices, hotels, airport garages and even grain-storage buildings. Vehicle storage is no exception. The storage condo is an emerging niche within the rapidly growing ...More
    October 1, 2007 Jim Stratton Posted in Articles
  • At the Car Wash
    Anytime two or more owners of a similar business get together, the question that usually comes up is, “What are you doing to survive the latest (fill in the blank) crisis?” Inevitably the discussion becomes intense, varied and often confusing. Part of the confusion stems ...More
    October 1, 2007 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    It may sound odd to be asking a new customer if he’d like ice, but if you follow up on this suggestion, I know it will bring you benefits. Let me explain. An organization by the name of In Case Of Emergency (ICE) was launched in May 2005. This alliance is the brainchild of ...More
    October 1, 2007 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Retail Results
    Does your self-storage facility offer protective kits for renters to store fragile keepsakes? What about top-quality boxes strong enough to protect goods? Will customers have peace of mind when they purchase packing materials from your facility? If you are truly concerned ...More
    October 1, 2007 Bob Strenk Posted in Articles
  • Table of Contents - October 2007
    Pack and Ship = Profit for Self-Storage! Consider the addition of packing and shipping services to your storage operation to increase revenue, traffic flow and property value.By RK Kliebenstein The eBay Drop-Off Service eBay auction sales made on behalf of self-storage and ...More
    October 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • What’s So Special About Boat/RV Storage?
    Just when you think you’ve got self-storage figured out, boat and RV storage slips in with a new twist. Many facilities have had a few boat and RV spaces all along, so what’s the big deal? Making the numbers work on a facility primarily provides boat and RV storage may be ...More
    October 1, 2007 Donna May Posted in Articles
  • Facility Spotlight
    This investment was originally a land bank. Weber and I are land brokers/investors who’d been buying land in the area for about two years. We originally chose the area because of its natural beauty and proximity to Lake Mead. Overton, in the Moapa Valley, with a population ...More
    October 1, 2007 Randy Milmeister Posted in Articles