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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 arenít sure where to ask/put them, start with this forum.
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by Madman
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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Video Marketing
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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Advice for Resident Managers
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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Tall Terri
RV Storage Door Dimensions
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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Software, hardware, kiosks, electronic locks, websites, crime prevention, video surveillance, gate access, alarm systems and more.
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Last Post: Full Automated Site
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Paula Stor-Guard
Full Automated Site
Share bizarre or interesting stories from inside the storage trenches: difficult customers, strange items stored, unusual happenings, etc.
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Propane Tanks
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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Favorite Holiday Song
by wc1974
Start a thread to survey the SST community. Similarly, respond to all polls here.
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Tablet Computers at Work
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  • newstorageguy
    Need your Help in regards to people who park on property with authorization
    by newstorageguy
    Ok, i know that title is misleading but didn't know what to put. I am in Wisconsin and have a rural property that doesn't have a security gate and I have two people that parked on property without authorization (one a boat and the other a pop up camper). I am looking for suggestions or idea's on how...
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
  • futbolislif22
    Newbie from Chicago burbs!
    by futbolislif22
    Evening SST,

    Im new to the forum and the world of self storage in general, but not to real estate. I bought a 4-plex last October, and have been searching for another. In my hunt i came across a 31-unit storage facility 20 mins away from my house and have a LOI signed and in place along...
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
  • QuickTrip
    No License in System, but...
    by QuickTrip
    Ok...the following pertains to two sites: two sites have all the driver's licenses of customers on the leases, but almost half are not in the system. Was told by one site manager that as long as the Driver's license has the owner's name, it's not necessary to put it in the system. What's your opinion?...
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM