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Jul 15, 2021
One aspect of self-storage facilities that gets little attention is the fact that it’s made up of tens or hundreds of little customers. This is not a source of frustration but actually an asset for those who own them
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CHOOSING A TITLE COMPANY FOR YOUR SELF-STORAGE CLOSING

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Jun 29, 2021
Every self-storage facility purchase requires a title company to handle the transaction – but which one should it be? The answer is that you should always steer for the largest title company in the metro
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THE POWER OF LEVERAGE ON A SELF-STORAGE FACILITY: AN ECONOMIC MODEL By Frank Rolfe

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Jun 29, 2021
One of the greatest tools in self-storage investing – the most powerful of them all – is leverage. The simple existence of sensible leverage on a storage property can spike the return up significantly as well as to allow the buyer
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HOW TRUE INVESTMENT GRADE STORAGE ASSETS ARE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THE MEDIA TELLS YOU

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Jun 29, 2021
Not all self-storage facilities are created equally. Well, they may be built the same, but there’s a whole lot more to a storage property being “investment grade” than just metal walls and roll-up door.
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APPROACHING SELF-STORAGE RE-ZONING LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

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Jun 15, 2021
To build a self-storage facility typically requires going before Planning and Zoning as well as the City Council. Sometimes it’s just to approve your plans, but in other cases it’s required to get the zoning necessary to have the right to build...........
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THE TOP REASONS FOR STORAGE DEMAND AND HOW TO MARKET TO THEM By Frank Rolfe

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Jun 15, 2021
Self-storage serves many roles for many customers. And, assuming that these customers all come from similar positions to need storage, it might be a good marketing plan to work backwards and match the key drivers...........
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SELF-STORAGE WINNERS AND LOSERS FROM THE NEW BIDEN ERA

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May 25, 2021
Every action has a corresponding reaction. When you couple this withhe mantra that “life is not fair” you end up with the net effect from a new Presidential term. Biden is about to take office and his policy comments
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IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY IN SELF STORAGE DON’T DO WHAT THE BIG COMPANIES DO

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May 11, 2021
The concept of “income properties” revolves around that one sole focus: making income.
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THE IMPACT OF COVID ON SELF-STORAGE AND LESSONS LEARNED By Frank Rolfe

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May 3, 2021
Self-storage investing is not bullet proof, and there is no Kevlar vest to protect you if you do not plan accordingly. Although self-storage did well during the 2008 Great Recession – the implosion of the single-family market
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FINDING PEACE OF MIND IN THIRD PARTY REPORTS ON YOUR SELF-STORAGE DEAL By Frank Rolfe

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Apr 28, 2021
We all hate spending money, but sometimes the cost is offset by having greater confidence in your deal – all the way to the point of having the guts to pull the trigger and sign the closing documents
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