Best Resources for Storage Auction Information

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StorageAuctionCentral.com reports on a few of the best online resources for finding information about storage auctions.

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There are several “aggregator” services that attempt to compile lists of upcoming auctions; however, some of these sites require paid subscriptions, and few offer a complete view of scheduled auctions in a given geographical area.

As storage auctions have surged in popularity over the past year, many prospective buyers are turning to the Internet to find auctions, obtain bidding advice, and discuss their experiences. Storage Auction Central reports on the best online resources for storage auctions information.

Discussion Forums

For years, web-based message boards have been a great resource for in-depth information on a wide-variety of subjects. There are several storage auction forums that offer detailed discussions involving auction experiences. StorageAuctionBoards.com is a popular forum where users discuss auction locations, price trends, and great discoveries they’ve encountered.

Blogs

Many veteran buyers have launched storage auction blogs to showcase their knowledge and experiences. These web sites often contain a wealth of free information that may be especially useful for new buyers. StorageAuctionCentral.com was one of the first blogs to surface on this subject, and it features frequently updated news articles from around the United States.

eBooks & Guides

There are many books and guides available for learning about storage auctions. Most of these range in price and quality, with some selling as high as $50. The freely available Storage Auctions Guide lists methods for locating auctions and offers tips on assessing storage units, managing the bidding process, and efficiently selling acquired items through sites like eBay and Craig’s List. The guide also includes some advanced information to help you find better auctions or discover the contents of a unit prior to the sale.

Local Newspapers

In most areas, self storage facilities are required to make a public announcement prior to holding an auction. These notices are routinely placed in the classified ad sections of local newspapers. These announcements will include the location and the date and time of the auction. They will sometimes list the names of the debtors as well, which may give you some useful insight into the possible contents of a storage unit that is headed for auction.

Google Maps

There are several “aggregator” services that attempt to compile lists of upcoming auctions; however, some of these sites require paid subscriptions, and few offer a complete view of scheduled auctions in a given geographical area.

You can use Google Maps to search for individual self storage facilities in your area. Simply visit maps.google.com and zoom into the area you want to search for storage auctions. Then use the term “self storage” to find businesses that may have upcoming storage auctions.
When reviewing the search results, you may choose to visit each company’s web site to find schedules or opt to contact them directly via phone or email to inquire about upcoming storage auctions.

Storage Auction Central is a leading provider of news, information, and discussion involving the operation of self storage auctions in North America. For more details about storage auctions, visit http://storageauctioncentral.com.

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