No announcement yet.

Central VA “starter” property search questions

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Central VA “starter” property search questions

    Hello all and thank you for any help / advice in advance. I have rbeen keeping my eye out for awhile in Central VA for a “starter” storage unit property to buy. I work full time and travel within the state weekly. My question is whether any

  • #2
    *notice my post got cut off. I’m looking for a “starter” property in Central Va 25-50 units to let me enter business with reasonable starter terms. I look on LoopNet, was too late for a great opportunity in Waverly, Va (congrats to the new owner) and hoping folks from this forum may have suggestions on resources in finding available properties for sale? This will Be investment for me as I will keep my full time job and hire a manager and/or wife will help run the storage facility business. Any guidance is much appreciated!


    • #3
      Welcome to the forum Virginia9999. There are gobs of threads for you to look thru for starter facilities and what has worked best for them. May or may not adapt to your area. Good luck.
      "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"


      • #4
        my name is chris and I've been in the self storage business for nine years and.I'm a current self storage manager and my dream is to become a self storage developer,owner in which I'm in the process of doing provided that my feasibility study will be approved for my future RV and Boat Condos project here in Louisiana.


        • #5
          Welcome to the forum hillstorage. Hopefully a moderator will see this and move your post to the "Newbie Lounge". You just hijacked someone else's thread.
          "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"


          • #6
            Thank you Pacnwstorage!


            • #7
              Kids! What ya gonna do?
              "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"


              • #8
                VA9999, welcome aboard! just as a thought to add to your considerations.....if you buy a facility in the size that you are considering, you don't want to hire a won't make any money. plan to have your wife run it or you will end up making no money by the time that you pay someone. Look into some of the technology and software that exists to rent units. Also, cold call facilities that are in the size that you are looking for, because there may not be many that are actually publicly listed in that size range. Best of luck!
                Terry Campbell
                General Manager - Self-Storage lending division
                Live Oak Bank


                Latest Topics


                • pacnwstorage
                  Reply to Auction timeline, Indiana
                  First: Welcome to the forum. Second: What does your state statutes say? Are you going to do a live auction or an online auction?

                  Here it all is:

                  IC 26-3-8-12 Enforcement of owner's lien; notice; towing of motor vehicle or watercraft Sec. 12. (a) After a renter has been in...
                  Today, 09:24 PM
                • dieselrealtor
                  Auction timeline, Indiana
                  I am in Indiana, small facility & it has been several years since we have done auctions.
                  Confirming that the timeline for the auction to satisfy owner lien is 40 days, 30 days from letter plus 10 for advertising?

                  Thanks in advance....
                  Today, 09:10 PM
                • pacnwstorage
                  Reply to Moss cleanup
                  Here in the PNW, where we see our fair share of moss, my maint man uses a moss killer from the Home Depot called Moss Out by a company called Lilly Miller and he has a hand pump sprayer that he wets the surface with a 50/50 mix of bleach and water and then spreads the granules and it kills it. Our source...
                  Today, 08:26 PM