The demand for storage unit auctions has steadily increased this past year, and it is no small wonder that people have also become increasingly interested in finding ways to augment their incomes.
Storage auctions are perfect for people who have extra capital to invest in goods that can be sold through physical stores and online. Seasoned auction hunters know how to maximize their profits by setting up small stores, and large online stores, so they can dispose of the goods that they have won from storage auctions.
There are several ways of locating storage unit auctions in your city. The easiest way to locate nearby storage unit facilities is to check climate controlled storage near you.
Just type the keywords “storage unit” and add your city or state to the second search box. Hit search, and you will immediately see a list of storage facilities. Try to get the contact numbers of each facility that is within short distance of your location and ask them about their scheduled storage unit auctions.
Most storage unit facilities located near middle class communities and commercial zones have regular auctions. If you can, buy a journal and jot down all of the information you’re going to get over the phone.
Don’t forget to ask questions and, if possible, have the companies fax you upcoming auction schedules. The best source of information is still the companies themselves – don’t rely on information posted by third party websites, as these bits of information may be outdated or completely false.
You wouldn’t want to drive up to a storage facility expecting an auction – when there is really no schedule auction that day.
The best storage auctions are located in your city. We don’t recommend that you travel far and wide for auctions, as there is a chance that you might not win anything lucrative and you will end up wasting gas money. Take it slow during the first few weeks, and devote your time to learning the ropes of this business.
The second best approach in finding auction information is to sign up for free and paid storage auction services online. These services routinely communicate with dozens of public storage facilities all around the country just so they can update their customers about upcoming auctions.
These services are more reliable than random storage auction blogs because most of the blogs that we have seen (as of this writing) appear to be outdated and poorly managed.
If you dislike the idea of following so many websites, you can just subscribe to a local broadsheet that features storage unit auction ads. Find broadsheets that have the widest reach in your locality, and you will most likely find the auction ads there. Subscribe to these publications to keep abreast of the latest scheduled auctions in your city.