On the wake of reality TV shows “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters,” the American public is becoming increasingly interested in the prospect of self-storage auctions. Website FindSelfStorageAuctions.com, a comprehensive nationwide directory of auction listings, is helping people find auctions in their area for free. It’s also helping self-storage operators publicize their events.
The website allows users to search for self-storage auctions based on various parameters such as date/time, state, city, ZIP code, facility name, number of units being auctioned, unit contents and even auctioneer. The service is free to the public for searching. On the operational side, self-storage association members can post their auctions for a fee.
FindSelfStorageAuctions.com was originally launched in 2009 by Richard Marmor and James Appleton, both executive members of the Arizona Self Storage Association. Marmor is the chair of the AZSSA Legal & Legislative Committee and the association’s lobbyist at the Arizona legislature. He is also president of Arbour Development Co., through which he operates two Phoenix self-storage facilities. Appleton is the chair of the association’s Communications Committee and an expert in website design and development.