Today’s managers are so much more than simple caretakers. Self-storage managers are responsible for a facility’s marketing, daily and monthly maintenance, signage, security, renovations, curb appeal, sales, customer service, site inspections, lien sales and auctions, community relations, website, ancillary services and products, and more. Day-to-day self-storage operation requires a different set of skills that includes the handling of operational essentials, customer-service savvy, phone etiquette, legal know-how, and sales and marketing finesse. Managers must define their markets, determine rental rates and concessions, deal with the media, choose effective advertising, and understand online marketing all while keeping an eye on the facility’s bottom line.
Go Back to School on Self-Storage Talk, Reel in College-Student Tenants
They Facebook. They Tweet. They post on online forums. They carry around iPhones and Droids, meaning they're always online. And most importantly, they tend to live in one place for nine months of the year and another place for three, which makes them consistent self-storage ...More
Access Self Storage Donates Books, Décor to Dallas Library
Access Self Storage in Dallas donated new décor and more than 100 books to Kiest Elmentary School’s library in April. ...More
Airport Self Storage in Oregon Hosts Dog Vaccination Clinic
Airport Self Storage in Salem, Ore., is helping a local animal hospital and the county offer low-cost vaccinations and licensing for dogs June 4. ...More
Giving Your Self-Storage Security System a 'Wellness Checkup'
However helpful your self-storage security system has been to this point, times are changing and technology has become more advanced. But before you think about upgrades, it’s cost-effective and in the best interest of your self-storage facility to schedule a thorough ...More
Genderizing the Self-Storage Experience: Good Business or Senseless Strategy?
It’s a common belief in the self-storage industry that the majority of renters are female, and operators should strive to make their facilities cleaner and more attractive to appease/entice this market segment. But is this an archaic way of thinking? Shouldn’t we simply aim ...More
30 Kilos of Cocaine Discovered in Washington, D.C.-Area Self-Storage Unit
A large amount of cocaine was recently discovered in a Washington, D.C.-area self-storage unit during an undercover operation. ...More
North Carolina Self-Storage Owner Admits to Using Fake Cameras
A self-storage owner in Rural Hall, N.C., admitted to a local television station the security cameras perched atop his facility are fake. ...More
SpareFoot and SelfStorageFinders.com Partner to Create Self-Storage Advertising Network
Online self-storage marketplace SpareFoot has partnered with facility directory SelfStorageFinders.com, creating what the company claims is the largest advertising network in the self-storage industry. ...More
Car Chase Ensues After Possible Self-Storage Break-In in Texas
A possible theft at a self-storage facility in Beaumont, Texas, turned into a police chase Sunday. ...More
Motor Home Goes Up in Flames at CA Self-Storage Facility
Firefighters contained a motor-home fire Tuesday at a Silo Mini Storage in Ceres, Calif. ...More