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  • Do-It-Yourself Valuation
    In the February issue of Inside Self-Storage, I published an article titled "Valuation of Self-Storage Facilities." Since then, I've received many calls from people interested in financing, real estate tax issues, estate valuation or selling. Most are looking for a ballpark ...More
    July 1, 2003 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Quick Switch™
    In the world of self-storage, not many products have come along to revolutionize the way individual door-alarm security systems are installed. Quick Switch has developed a new door-switch design that has completely altered the function of door-alarm contacts. The company ...More
    July 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Metal-Roof Coatings
    Metal roofing is lightweight, easy to maintain and aesthetically appealing. if properly maintained, it can last indefinitely; however, metal is inherently susceptible to damage from high wind and corrosion. Expensive repairs can be avoided with the proper application of an ...More
    July 1, 2003 Clint Whitsett Posted in Articles
  • Keep It Clean
    Whether your self-storage facility has 50 units or 500, daily maintenance and repair should be a priority. To ensure your facility stays in tip-top shape, Inside Self-Storage created this handy checklist you can clip and post in your office. Daily Cleanup Several times a ...More
    July 1, 2003 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Turning Objections Into Rentals
    With the self-storage industry becoming increasingly competitive, it is vital we develop the ability to overcome customer objections. On the average, customers call four to five stores before making a decision on where to rent. They have more choices than ever and are doing ...More
    July 1, 2003 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Research Report
    The following report, produced annually, is reprinted with permission from Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Co. The information it contains was obtained from sources deemed reliable. Every effort was made to obtain accurate and complete information; ...More
    July 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • The Value of Type-In Traffic
    How would you like to pay a flat fee of less than $10 a year and get a steady flow of self-storage prospects to your website? Using websites to promote your facility is all the rage these days but, frequently, it costs hundreds if not thousands of dollars to get your site ...More
    July 1, 2003 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Door and Building Maintenance
    If your self-storage doors and buildings are not being properly maintained, you may be losing business. Even your best customers will get frustrated with doors that won't open or close easily, or with having chalk or dirt get on their clothes and hands. A well-maintained ...More
    July 1, 2003 Teresa Sedmak Posted in Articles
  • Preventive Maintenance for U.K./Europe Storage Facilities
    "Prevention is better than cure," or "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Which do you believe? I suggest both are equally correct and, at the same time, incorrect. Paying for regular maintenance vs. paying for replacement is often a dilemma. A regular program of prevention ...More
    July 1, 2003 Graham Lomax Posted in Articles
    When I was two years old, my parents purchased a lime-green Dodge Dart with dark-green interior. It had a beautifully smooth bench seat in the back on which I would slide from one end to the other every time we went around a sharp turn. It had a black hard top and sweet ...More
    July 1, 2003 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles