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New to the forum or the industry? Let us know who you are, when you got started in self-storage, your areas of expertise, etc.
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If you have general questions or comments and arent sure where to ask/put them, start with this forum.
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All things relating to the day-to-day management of self-storage facilities: customer service, sales, taking payments, policies and procedures, site maintenance and more.
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Facility promotions and advertising including special events, Yellow Pages, Internet, working with media, etc.
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Marketing & Advertising Q & A
For owners and managers, information on interviewing, hiring, firing, incentives, salaries, etc. Also share info on training, websites, books, seminars and other learning resources.
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Managers having every weekend off
Building, developing and financing self-storage: site selection, feasibility, due diligence, zoning, design, layout, building components, loan types, lending options, rates, working with lenders, and more.
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New Construction Advice
Rental agreements, lawsuits, lien sales, abandonment ... anything relating to legal issues for self-storage. Also discuss specialized insurance coverages for the business, stories of insurance claims, etc.
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Extending Auction Dates
Software, hardware, kiosks, electronic locks, websites, crime prevention, video surveillance, gate access, alarm systems and more.
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Post date move in
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Share bizarre or interesting stories from inside the storage trenches: difficult customers, strange items stored, unusual happenings, etc.
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Share your insights with readers of ISS magazine! Answer questions in this forum, and your responses might be selected to appear in an upcoming issue of our print publication.
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Property Photos
Start a thread to survey the SST community. Similarly, respond to all polls here.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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  • storage-gal
    Online Rentals - Amazing Results !
    Some of you had asked me to post feedback on renting units online without seeing the tenant . Weve only been set up for 2 weeks and so far weve rented 1- 10x20 and 3 10x10s . The tenant does all the paperwork and I get an email notification . They pay using their credit card .
    Im very excited...
    18th May 2018, 08:01 PM
  • CuriousNewbie
    Newly interested in industry- Why so few with multiple units?
    I'm investigating opening a facility sometime next spring, and one of the questions from my other half has been "why do most owners only have one facility?" I believe I got the stats from the "Creating wealth through self storage" book, and if I recall correctly it was like 80% of...
    18th May 2018, 07:02 PM
  • Gsnook
    Microphonic cable
    I recently read in a publication that microphonic cable is a good option to add to chain link fencing to help to alleviate break ins by coming over a fence or cutting through it. Has anyone done this on their properties and anyone have any idea of the possible cost associated with this option? Is...
    18th May 2018, 02:59 PM