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Thousands of RV owners evicted from Orange County storage facility

Thousands of RV owners evicted from Orange County storage facility

Emmet Pierce October 12, 2015 0

The race is on. About 2,000 RV owners have been notified by Flying Bull RV Storage in Irvine, CA that they must vacate the property by Jan. 31, triggering a rush to find available

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What you should expect from a self-storage broker

What you should expect from a self-storage broker

Emmet Pierce September 15, 2015 0

The value of your self-storage facility is as high as it’s ever been, and you have decided to sell. Now you face another big decision, choosing which broker is right for you. Here are

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8 ways to make the most of down season

8 ways to make the most of down season

Emmet Pierce August 28, 2015 0

Self-storage facilities typically see business slow down around Labor Day, but there are plenty of ways for you to make the most of this time instead of trying to get to the next level

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Should you replace your self-storage facility’s roof?

Should you replace your self-storage facility’s roof?

Emmet Pierce August 17, 2015 1

Replacing the roof of a self-storage facility can be a costly project, so how do you know when it is the right time to get it done? Signs that your facility needs a new

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5 pointers for saving money on your insurance

5 pointers for saving money on your insurance

Emmet Pierce August 7, 2015 0

You have to buy insurance when you own or operate a self-storage facility, but you can take steps to make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck. Karl Newman, president of the

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What to do when someone is injured at your facility

What to do when someone is injured at your facility

Emmet Pierce July 17, 2015 2

Let’s say a tenant slips on a wet floor at your self-storage facility and injures his back. What’s the first thing you should do? Call your lawyer? Pretend like it didn’t happen? Panic? None

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Looking for employees? Follow this advice for finding and keeping them

Looking for employees? Follow this advice for finding and keeping them

Emmet Pierce July 6, 2015 0

One of the keys to success for a self-storage facility is employing competent, well-trained, motivated people. Even if you offer great storage units and competitive prices, you won’t be able to keep current tenants

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Follow these guidelines to keep self-storage unit doors in great shape

Follow these guidelines to keep self-storage unit doors in great shape

Emmet Pierce June 22, 2015 1

Having doors that work well and look good can open the door to success at your self-storage facility. It may sound like a small thing, but if your doors won’t open easily, you won’t

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Image is everything: How to take eye-catching photos of your facility

Image is everything: How to take eye-catching photos of your facility

Emmet Pierce June 2, 2015 2

The photos of your self-storage facility that appear online or in advertising materials create an important first impression for people who are shopping for storage space. A good way to market your business is

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