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Storage Available (by Ned [AL]) Mar 19, 2023 9:37 PM
       Storage Available (by Jason [VA]) Mar 19, 2023 9:47 PM
       Storage Available (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 19, 2023 10:21 PM
       Storage Available (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 19, 2023 10:22 PM
       Storage Available (by small potatoes [NY]) Mar 20, 2023 12:39 AM
       Storage Available (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 20, 2023 7:56 AM
       Storage Available (by zero [IN]) Mar 20, 2023 8:02 AM
       Storage Available (by Larry [MN]) Mar 20, 2023 9:00 AM
       Storage Available (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 21, 2023 1:17 AM
       Storage Available (by S i d [MO]) Mar 21, 2023 8:29 AM
       Storage Available (by S i d [MO]) Mar 21, 2023 8:32 AM


Storage Available (by Ned [AL]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 9:37 PM
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Bought a 32 Unit storage building. All mandoors. (Not overhead doors).

Haven't dove in deep on online marketing yet...but have had NEXT TO NO INTEREST from our onsite signage...

For those of you who have bought storage units with significant vacancy... what do you recommend?

--70.92.xx.xx




Storage Available (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 9:47 PM
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I'd love to be in that market space, but I'm not currently. If people don't know you exist, you won't get any interest. Plaster advertisements everywhere. Create a website and promote it everywhere. Pay google to get your name out there. Advertise where your clientele will see it. Offer specials to generate interest. --71.63.xx.xx




Storage Available (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 10:21 PM
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Ned,

People search for that kind of stuff online.

Also connect with the UHaul dealers.

SID will help you!

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Storage Available (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 10:22 PM
Message:

Forgot...

Start with your residents and applicants.

First month free, etc.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Storage Available (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 12:39 AM
Message:

no ownership experience, but agree you have to have an online presence. Did you look yourself up on goggle maps? If the listing has not been claimed then claim it so it shows up on maps. You would be surprised how many small businesses miss this vital tool. Next, as a consumer I want to put my stuff where it appears secure. Is there a fence around the place, is it in a decent area, look deserted, etc? Does the building look fresh, is there good perimeter and indoor lighting, would someone want to walk in there or hesitate? Some uhaul facilities have questionable people loitering, is that an issue? If it has more than one level how is the elevator? Is parking limited, is it paved? I once had storage in a place where only 3-5 people could pull up to the loading area at a time, big failure. and since I'm a consumer, what is a "mandoor" and is that a disadvantage? --67.240.xx.xx




Storage Available (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 7:56 AM
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Is there a college or university next to you?

Are there seasonal folks near by?

How about a flier near a laundromat, local tavern and near a divorce attorney office? --24.101.xxx.xxx




Storage Available (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 8:02 AM
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Small,

Pretty sure he means a standard entry door instead of an overhead garage like door.

Easier to operate, cheaper, eats up space inside the unit for swing if it is inswing, can't get the really big items thru it easily.

--107.147.xx.xxx




Storage Available (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 9:00 AM
Message:

Pay for an ad on Nextdoor. They are cheap and reach a lot of people in the immediate vicinity. --68.46.xx.xxx




Storage Available (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 21, 2023 1:17 AM
Message:

Ned,

SID must be on Spring Break riding the Teacups at Disneyworld.

I would think your target market are people in transition or hoarders or businesses that need extra space.

They are looking online.

Ask your current clients why they rent and how they found this place.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Storage Available (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Mar 21, 2023 8:29 AM
Message:

Online, online, online.

People search for storage like this:

Open web browser and type "storage unit near me"

The browser shows the top 10-15 storage facilities in the area. You need to get your business listed on Google. There are YouTube videos how to do it. Pretty easy and free!

Also, have a website where they can go online to rent a unit. Make it EASY!

For online rentals, I recommend unittrack.com. They ran my online site, collected credit card payments, managed my inventory, mapped the site, etc. Very inexpensive. Something like 50 cents per unit per month? --184.4.xx.xxx




Storage Available (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Mar 21, 2023 8:32 AM
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Typo: try unittrac.com --184.4.xx.xxx





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