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covid impacts self storage

29 Sep, 2021

Rental Rate Pressures During COVID-19

Unfortunately, as we sit here today, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. As a result, issues...

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9 Sep, 2021

Spotting Impaired Workers: Employers Tackle Costly Drug Misuse

The employee’s request had a certain degree of logic. He had just received a prescription for...

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Self Storage Data

24 Aug, 2021

Information Influx: Making Dollars And Sense Of Data

The dictionary defines data as “facts and statistics collected together for reference or...

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14 Jun, 2021

Neighborhood Start-Up: An Industry Disruptor or Passing Trend?

Neighbor Storage Inc. started with the simple premise that people with extra space in their homes,...

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14 Jun, 2021

Workplace Violence: How to Reduce the Risk of Tragedy

It’s a nightmare scenario that haunts every business owner: A troubled individual’s simmering...

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1 Apr, 2021

A Decade Of Growth: The Ascent Of Storage Asset Management

On May 20, 2020, Storage Asset Management (SAM), the largest privately owned third-party...

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4 Feb, 2021

Urban Exodus: Should Storage Shift To The Suburbs?

In March 2019, when the initial threat of COVID-19 became evident and mass lockdowns were ordered,...

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26 Jan, 2021

Hammer Time! Are Live Auctions Going, Going, Gone?

In 2019, Casey Jones, owner of BC Cole Auctioneers in Phoenix, Ariz., was thinking of adding an...

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12 Jan, 2021

Starting Out Strong: Five Magic Questions You Must Ask

I’m talking about our telephone and walk-in greeting process and the questions and command of the...

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6 Jan, 2021

Mastering Online Meetings: Industry Embraces A New Reality

The pandemic brought changes to the way most companies do business, and the self-storage industry...

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10 Dec, 2020

Lease It Up! Tackling Tenancy Troubles In Tough Markets

Owners and operators who were part of the first- and second-generation wave of self-storage may...

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10 Nov, 2020

Safeguard Your Site: Planning And Preparing For Disasters

Editor’s Note: This story was written prior to the coronavirus pandemic challenges. The sidebar in...

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10 Nov, 2020

Improving Collection Rates: Valuable Tips From Industry Experts

Self-storage facility operators have a long to-do list to keep up with, including facility...

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14 Oct, 2020

Implementing New Ideas: 10 Key Preparations For 2021

Cooler temperatures have arrived in many parts of the country. Before we know it, we’ll be...

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5 Oct, 2020

Varied Valuations: Is It Time To Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment?

Higher property tax bills can deliver a body block to self-storage facility owners’ budgets and...

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15 Sep, 2020

Raising Rents on Existing Customers: It’s A Must Not An Option!

Editor’s Note: This story was written prior to the corona pandemic challenges. Raising rents. Just...

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1 Nov, 2019

Make Room For Awesome!

StorQuest’s Philosophy For Business And Life Over two and a half decades ago, William “Bill”...

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deferred maintenance

1 Oct, 2019

The Problems With Deferred Maintenance

Regular maintenance on leased real estate is a topic that affects all property owners and...

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1 Sep, 2019

Behind Life Storage’s Warehouse Anywhere

Could It Be A Game-Changer Everywhere? For the past seven years, Life Storage has been undertaking...

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1 Jun, 2019

Convenient Communication: Why Customers Want To Text You

By Christine DeBord We all know how important it is to meet our customers where they are and to...

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1 Mar, 2019

Silver Tsunami

The Impact Of Aging Baby Boomers On The Self-Storage Industry The baby boom generation (born...

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1 Mar, 2019

Storage CX: The Customer Experience

The Next Competitive Battlefield The self-storage customer experience is changing. You may even be...

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self storage concessions

1 Feb, 2019

Let’s Make A Deal - The Cost Of Concessions

The Christmas season is behind us, but some retail establishments may still be adjusting from...

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self storage retail

1 Feb, 2019

How To Create A Retail Environment That Wows

When running a successful retail store, you have to know your products and have a story to tell...

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1 Feb, 2019

Catering To Millennials

The Most Diverse Generation With One Common Trend As one of the largest generations, millennials...

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19 Jan, 2019

Politics, The Economy, And Self-Storage

What’s In Store For 2019? The divided Congress resulting from the 2018 mid-term elections created...

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1 Jan, 2019

E-Sign Lease Agreements

Understanding the Legalities Starting with the passage of the E-Sign law in 2000 (formally the...

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1 Nov, 2018

The Industry Leader Looks Ahead

What Are Public Storage’s Future Plans? Public Storage has been in business for more than 45...

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1 Nov, 2018

Knowing The Competition

Research And Evaluation To Stay At The Top Back when self-storage was a relatively new concept,...

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1 Nov, 2018

Top 10 Customer Complaints

Handling Issues With Finesse No one likes getting customer complaints, but, let’s face it, even...

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