Insurance


  • Web Application for Tenant Insurance
    Deans & Homer has discontinued its pay-with-rent insurance program and created a new website application for customers to purchase pre-approved insurance for stored property. ...More
    July 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Insurance: Changing With the Times
    I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love it when it works, saves me time and money. I hate it when it breaks down, wastes my time and costs me money. Sometimes the same piece of equipment or software program that was the apple of my eye one week will become ...More
    May 13, 2008 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Tenant Insurance for Canadian Self-Storage
    Times are changing for the self-storage business in Canada as it becomes more sophisticated and consumer-savvy. Thirty years ago, making an insurance product available to your tenants was probably not on your radar but it may be likely today. Self-storage tenants expect a ...More
    May 12, 2008 Toby Struewing Posted in Articles
  • Deans & Homer Makes Changes to Self-Storage Insurance Offerings
    Deans & Homer, a provider of self-storage insurance products and services since 1974, is changing its offerings to keep pace with the evolution of the industry. ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Tenant Insurance: Providing Peace of Mind
    Successful storage facilities have evolved to provide more than just space; they offer solutions to their customers’ need for storage under multiple circumstances. Twenty years ago, most facilities simply rented out space and maybe sold locks. Today, facilities sell ...More
    March 1, 2008 Toby Struewing Posted in Articles
  • At the Car Wash: Take Cover With Proper Insurance
    Years ago, a friend told me we were destined to live in a litigious society. My response was, “What does litigious mean?” My friend (who didn’t embarrass me for my ignorance) explained: Whatever you do, wherever you are, the legal community stands ready to sue you! In ...More
    March 1, 2008 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Employee Freedom … to Succeed to Deceive?
    If you’re a typical self-storage owner, you’re operating a successful business, and your success can be credited to many factors. Careful hiring of facility staff is one, and monitoring onsite business practices is another. Good employees are essential to a service industry ...More
    November 9, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • World View
    Public Storage to Develop Canadian Property Public Storage Canadian Properties, owner of self-storage facilities in four provinces, acquired a parcel of land in Oakville, Ont., for $6.8 million, reported The Canadian Press in August. The company will develop the property ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Insurance Insights
    Our industry has changed a lot in the last 30 years, with the addition of ancillary products and services. Self-storage is certainly evolving. The business itself is defined similarly by many state laws. For example, in Kansas, “self-service storage facility” means “any ...More
    October 1, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate Roundup
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss self-storage in the South-Central States. I asked our local broker affiliates to summarize the current market in their areas and share thoughts on what the future may hold. What impact has portable storage had on ...More
    October 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles