View Poll Results: How Many Competitors Do You Have Within a 3-Mile Radius Of Your Facility?

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    2 3.13%
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    2 3.13%
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    5 7.81%
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    12 18.75%
  • 4

    7 10.94%
  • 5

    12 18.75%
  • 6

    5 7.81%
  • 7 to 8

    7 10.94%
  • 9 to 10

    5 7.81%
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    7 10.94%
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  1. #1
    MisterJim444 is offline Senior Member
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    Default How Much Competition?

    Please indicate the number of competitors that you have within a 3-mile radius area of your facility. I am really interested in just how much competitive pressure everyone is facing.

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    Default Re: How Much Competition?

    Mister Jim, 3 miles isn't much of a distance for those of us in a more rural setting.

    I have 3 very active competitors, and they are 4, 5, and 6 miles away.

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    Default Re: How Much Competition?

    I have only one serious, sort of, competitor, but there is also a very small part-time storage run out of who knows where.

    I am the largest facility up here in the mountains, as far as I can tell, and have 360 units. However, this is the only professionally managed property within 15 to 20 miles.
    Bob Taylor (Astro)
    Blue Ridge Self Storage
    Cashiers, NC

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    Default Re: How Much Competition?

    I would say we have 7 to 8 competitors, I could be missing a few smaller places.
    Jeff Loftis
    Greenville, SC

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    Default Re: How Much Competition?

    We just had a competitor open this pasted November. We lost about 3 to 5 customers, but I can say that they were lost because we’re not good. We lost them because the competitor is climate control and we are not. So we both fill a nitch in the community. We do match each other’s “specials” so it comes down to sales tack and/or the choice of temperature control. I know I’ve been busy these last 2 weeks! Out of 238 units I only have 16 unoccupied. That puts me at 93 to 94% occupancy rate! And I have a nice size waiting list, too.
    Sandy
    Newtown Self Storage
    Newtown, PA 18940

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    Default Re: How Much Competition?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoneManager View Post
    We just had a competitor open this pasted November. We lost about 3 to 5 customers, but I can say that they were lost because we’re not good. We lost them because the competitor is climate control and we are not. So we both fill a nitch in the community. We do match each other’s “specials” so it comes down to sales tack and/or the choice of temperature control. I know I’ve been busy these last 2 weeks! Out of 238 units I only have 16 unoccupied. That puts me at 93 to 94% occupancy rate! And I have a nice size waiting list, too.
    Hooray, Sandy!! Way to go!!
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    Default Re: How Much Competition?

    With in 3 miles, only one. Within 10 miles, 9!! Big difference! However one of them is owned by us so he is not competition! LOL! If I don't have something, I send them straight over to him and vice versa!
    Stephanie Tharpe
    Operations and Marketing Specialist
    A+M Group, LLC
    Nashville, TN

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    Default Re: How Much Competition?

    We have 12 within 3 miles...at the last job on the Penninsula, there were 13 in just a MILE radius!

    Huge difference there, too. 12 in a three mile radius isn't too bad, considering I'm in the Bay Area.
    The customer isn't always right, the trick is making them think they are!

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