FindSelfStorageAuctions.com, an online directory that helps people find and publicize self-storage auctions nationwide, is now offering listing capability to all U.S. self-storage operators at no cost. Previously, facility operators had to pay a fee to post or be a member of a partnering self-storage association.
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. Participating facility operators can add, edit and control their own listings.
Self-storage operators in states like Arizona are realizing more than 150,000 unique storage-lien auction searches every week, amounting to 5 million publicly viewed auctions per year, FindSelfStorageAuctions.com issued in a press release. Operators can use the website to satisfy lien-law advertising requirements in most states, according to the source.
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.