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Informa Expands Website and Database by 43K Self-Storage Facilities

Print, a nationwide directory of self-storage unit auctions, has revamped its website and added more than 43,000 self-storage facilities to its database. The company has added a Web page for each of these facilities to help subscribers find self-storage auctions in specific locales.

Now users of the website can click on a "Browse Facilities Near You" feature to view all active auction sites in an area. They cal also add facilities to a favorites list, so when those facilities schedule auctions, the event dates are automatically entered to the user's auction itinerary. Users can set alerts for these auctions via SMS or e-mail notifications.

In addition, because smaller towns may not be as active with auctions as larger cities, each facility page will list the addresses, dates and times for upcoming auctions in neighboring locations if there are none scheduled for that particular site. An additional perk is the self-updating weather-table feature, which is present on each page and reflects the weather conditions at any given self-storage auction, coast to coast.

Auction information is delivered to from associate facilities through a simple form. Entries include the facility name, address and approximately how many units are being auctioned. The website's staff of more than 25 full-time employees verifies each auction by contacting the facility 48 hours prior to the scheduled event.

“The one thing everyone has to keep in mind when thinking about storage auctions is that they exist for a reason,” said Maddison Lake, president and founder of “To most storage-facility operators, storage auctions are vital to recover losses on delinquent accounts and free up additional space for new customers. We have never forgotten and, as a result, we’ve done our best to make it easier for self-storage operators to quickly and conveniently list their auctions on our website, to reach a more serious, motivated and driven force of auction hunters in their local areas.”

Lake founded the enterprise in Asheville, N.C., in 2010. Provided by a network of self-storage facility owners and auctioneers, the website helps subscribers keep an organized schedule of upcoming auctions with resources such as maps, calendars and tables. It also provides detailed information on self-storage laws to help protect facility owners, auctioneers, buyers and tenants and establish best practices for self-storage auctions.


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