TCL Media Group, a developer of websites focused on self-storage auctions, has released a mobile version of VirtualStorageAuction.com, a free listing service for self-storage lien sales. The mobile version has the full functionality of the website, enabling users to view auctions, make bids and check on an auction’s status.
Storage units for sale can be listed by facility operators, auctioneers or private sellers, and bidders can use the site to research available units before placing an online bid. Sellers can also post photographs and descriptions of a unit’s contents. Once an auction has been completed, the winning bidder finalizes the sale with the seller.
VirtualStorageAuction.com doesn’t take a sales commission, charges no fees to buyers or sellers, and doesn’t collect any financial information from users. The site includes an active online community where users can ask questions about virtual auctions.
Not every state currently allows online self-storage auctions. Last October, Maryland and North Carolina passed laws enabling self-storage operators to hold online sales. Oregon operators were given the right to hold online auctions as of Jan. 1.
TCL Media Group also owns Texas Storage Auction Schedules & News and StorageAuctionForums.com, a self-storage auction website.