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  • John, I have thought of making a huge sign to place facing the outside of the fence to say something like... "No trespassing...We see you!...We don't dial 911!" We have also considered dogs...and security patrol.... We might do a little of each! Basically, ... More

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    Insurance

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    Just wondering if most facilities require tenants to carry insurance. Do you have a company you recommend? Thanks! ------------------------------ J Clint Robertson CLC Storage LLC Wichita Falls TX (208) 770-0829 ------------------------------ More

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    Thank you, Mr. Fisher! ------------------------------ Ryan Stalling Steel Roots Storage LLC Waxahachie TX (972) 921-7309 ------------------------------ More

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    RE: Tenant Turn over?

    JoLea, Thank you for the reply. As I mentioned we are a fledgling in the business. With not quite 2 yrs under our belt we really dont have anything to go off of that I feel is solid data. I appreciate you sharing with us. We are currently up 13 units ... More

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    RE: Security Deposit

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    Hi Clint, We have never charged a security deposit but we do charge an administrative fee. ------------------------------ JoLea Conn OnSite Manager ALL*STAR STORAGE Richmond TX (281) 341-7867 ------------------------------ More

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    Complete Storage Facility Refurbishing

    Hello All, I am in the process of purchasing an existing facility down near Matagorda. It needs everything (to some degree): Door installation, door repair, paint, roof coating, metal replace/repair and insulation. I'd prefer a contractor near that ... More

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    RE: Ending the Mandatory Print Notice for Auctions?

    Hello Scott, and thank you for asking this question. With the election taking place next week and the legislative session starting on January 10, 2023, TSSA is planning for our work with legislators to eliminate mandatory newspaper advertising. Stayed ... More

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    RE: Bad Tennant

    Me - frustrated owner. More

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    RE: Alternate Contacts - Lien Letters

    It doesn't. If you mean the required Notice of Claim, you must only send that to the person named as the tenant. If a vehicle, trailer or boat is involved, you must also send a Notice of Intent to Sell to the actual registered vehicle, trailer or boat ... More

  • Hi There, I'm Aubrey Lethbridge, a Commercial Solar developer with Freedom Solar Power. We've done about half a dozen Self-Storage projects and I think it is a great potential industry for solar adoption. I've seen some really great posts among the ... More

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    Insomniac 900 Kiosk For Sale- Plano, Tx

    Hello all! We have an older model Insomniac 900 Kiosk, fully functional, for sale in Plano Texas! -With the help of Open Tech Alliance, you can get this kiosk up and running in no time. -Buyer will have to come pick it up in Plano. -Listing price is ... More

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    Credit Card Processing Expense

    For my facility I send Credit Card Invoices through "PayPros Business View". I never see my tenants Credit Cards, I do not swipe their CC nor do I enter their CC information. PayPros sends the invoice to the tenant's email address and the tenant enters ... More

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    RE: Audio Recording

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    The way I view the use of cameras is first to protect the facility and the owner from potential liabilities, and second act as a deterrent for bad actors. i have very high resolution cameras with sound recording in my facility. It is run remotely with ... More

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    RE: Newspaper Ad

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    Milad, Raheem answered your question well, but I just wanted to add this: The original intent of the newspaper ad as it was explained to me when I was hired 25 years ago was to notify tenants and give them a chance to pay/redeem their stored property. ... More

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    Loyalty program

    Posted in: Social Media

    Has anyone set up a loyalty card program? We want to allow tenants to earn points to be used toward rent, locks etc. and at another business. Any experience with this would be appreciated ------------------------------ Sandra Stevens Main Street Storage ... More