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Ben Shirey

Ben Shirey

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How Social Media is Transforming Self Storage Management

How Social Media is Transforming Self Storage Management

William Tin began his career in the self storage industry over a decade ago. Initially, he worked in a custom framing shop in Boston, which unfortunately closed during the recession. Looking for new opportunities, he found an assistant manager position at a self storage facility that …

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From a Firefighter to Storage Business Owner w/ Ian Horowitz

From a Firefighter to Storage Business Owner w/ Ian Horowitz

Welcome to the fascinating world of self-storage investments! Today, we dive deep into an insightful conversation with Ian Horowitz, a former firefighter who transitioned into a successful real estate investor specializing in self-storage. Ian shares his journey, the lessons learned, …

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Why Experienced Management is Crucial for Self-Storage Success

Why Experienced Management is Crucial for Self-Storage Success

Running a self-storage facility well is very important for your business. Today, we will talk about why it's important to make your customers happy when they move in, how to manage your money, and what you need to do every day to keep your facility running smoothly.

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Ready to Own a Self Storage Facility? Expert Tips You Need to Know

Ready to Own a Self Storage Facility? Expert Tips You Need to Know

Self storage investment has surged in popularity, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend continues as people seek more space for their belongings and businesses require additional storage solutions. However, diving into this investment without fully understanding its nu …

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TOP 5 Self Storage Questions w/ Ritchey Johnston

TOP 5 Self Storage Questions w/ Ritchey Johnston

Managing a self-storage facility can be a demanding yet rewarding business. In a recent interview, Ritchey Johnston, owner of Best Rate Rentals, shared his experiences and strategies in efficiently running multiple storage locations. From managing unit turnover to effective marketing, …

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From Harvard to Self Storage: Discussion with Peter Smyth

From Harvard to Self Storage: Discussion with Peter Smyth

In the fast-paced world of self-storage, ensuring your business stands out can be a daunting task. With the growing competition, it's essential to focus on strategies that not only attract new customers but also retain them. One such strategy is leveraging Google reviews and ensuring …

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7 Tips to Stay Competitive: Insights from a Self-Storage Manager

7 Tips to Stay Competitive: Insights from a Self-Storage Manager

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Maximizing Revenue with Dynamic Pricing in Self Storage

Maximizing Revenue with Dynamic Pricing in Self Storage

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Tips for Successful 1031 Exchanges into Self Storage Facilities

Tips for Successful 1031 Exchanges into Self Storage Facilities

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How You Can Increase Traffic To Your Facility w/ Courtney Kuzma

How You Can Increase Traffic To Your Facility w/ Courtney Kuzma

In the world of self storage, getting new customers through the door is essential for your business's success. With so many storage options available, it's crucial to use a mix of traditional and innovative marketing methods to make your facility stand out. This blog post explores eff …

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