California Self Storage Auction Listings CA FREE Auction List - March 12, 2015 - Roseville, San Bernadino, Victorville,

3/12/2015 11:00AM
Store 221
900 Orlando Avenue
Roseville, CA 95661

3/12/2015 12:00PM
Store 290
1441 East Baseline Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

3/12/2015 1:30PM
Store 471
950 North Tippecanoe Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410

3/12/2015 2:30PM
Store 287
401 South Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408

3/12/2015 3:00PM
Store 6579
13627 Amargosa Road
Victorville, CA 92392

Colorado Self Storage Auction Listings CO - March 4, 2015 - Aurora

3/4/2015 9:30AM
Store 6771
1800 South Chambers Road
Aurora, CO 80017

3/4/2015 11:30AM
Store 6731
1540 Altura Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80011

Colorado Free Storage Auction Listings CO - March 5, 2015 - Littleton, Englewood, Denver,

3/5/2015 9:30AM
Store 232
5353 East County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80122

3/5/2015 10:30AM
Store 6733
4120 South Federal Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80110

3/5/2015 12:00PM
Store 330
6150 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80224

3/5/2015 1:45PM
Store 230
10303 East Warren Avenue
Denver, CO 80247

California Self Storage Auction Listings CA Free Auction List - March 10, 2015 - Temecula, Diamond Bar, Spring Valley, Murrietta, Walnut, Fallbrook, Vista,

3/10/2015 10:00AM
Store 336
44618 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592

3/10/2015 1:00PM
Store 217
275 South Prospectors Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

3/10/2015 1:00PM
Store 286
9180 Jamacha Road
Spring Valley, CA 91977

3/10/2015 1:00PM
Store 227
946 East Rancheros Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

3/10/2015 1:00PM
Store 761
40410 California Oaks Road
Murrieta, CA 92562

3/10/2015 1:00PM
Store 763
301 South Lemon Creek Drive
Walnut, CA 91789

3/10/2015 1:00PM
Store 493
514 Ammunition Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028

3/10/2015 1:00PM
Store 551
2220 Watson Way
Vista, CA 92081

California Self Storage Auction Lists CA Free List - March 7, 2015 - Sacramento

3/7/2015 10:45AM
Store 220
7245 55th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823

Pennsylvania Self Storage Auction Listings FREE LIST PA - March 6, 2015 - Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Fox Chapel

Friday, March 6, 2015
9:00 a.m. - Fox Chapel | 1390 Old Freeport Road
10:00 a.m. - Pittsburgh: Shadyside | 5873 Centre Avenue
11:00 a.m. - Pittsburgh: Oakland | 750 South Millvale Avenue
12:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh: Strip District | 2839 Liberty Avenue
1:00 p.m. - Ross Township | 7452 McKnight Road
2:00 p.m. - Cranberry | 922 Brush Creek Road

Colorado Free Storage Auction Listings CO - March 3, 2015 - Colorado Springs, Golden,

3/3/2015 11:00AM
Store 735
380 East Garden Of The Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

3/3/2015 1:15PM
Store 231
16845 Mount Vernon Road
Golden, CO 80401

California Self Storage Auction Listings CA Free List - March 6, 2015 - Lancaster, Hemet,

3/6/2015 12:00PM
Store 532
43357 Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535

3/6/2015 12:00PM
Store 6575
4250 West Florida Avenue
Hemet, CA 92545

California Self Storage Auction Listings CA Free List - March 5, 2015 - West Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Orangevale, Sacramento, North Highlands, Antelope,

3/4/2015 12:00PM
Store 760
541 Harbor Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA 95691

3/5/2015 11:00AM
Store 226
7562 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

3/5/2015 11:15AM
Store 222
10651 White Rock Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

3/5/2015 11:30AM
Store 224
9360 Greenback Lane
Orangevale, CA 95662

3/5/2015 12:00PM
Store 225
775 North 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

3/5/2015 1:15PM
Store 223
4950 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA 95660

3/5/2015 1:33PM
Store 6596
8135 Watt Avenue
Antelope, CA 95843

California Storage Auction Listings CA Free List - March 4, 2015 - West Sacramento

3/4/2015 12:00PM
Store 760
541 Harbor Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA 95691

California Free Storage Auction Listings CA - February 25, 2015 - Sacramento

2/25/2015 12:00PM
Store 220
7245 55th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823

Illinois Self Storage Auctions IL Free Auction List - February 27, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Storage Auctions

1001 W 111th St
Chicago, IL

Route will be the following
#1.  1001 W 111th ST, Chicago IL 60643 @ 10:00 AM,
#2.  11644 S Kedzie Ave, Merrionette Park, IL 60803
#3.  4600 Southwest Highway, Oaklawn, 60453

Illinois Self Storage Auctions IL Free Storage Auction List - February 26, 2015 - South Beloit

707 E. Prairie Hill Rd.
South Beloit, IL

We currently have 4 units (10' x 20') at "Blackhawk Storage" at 707 E. Prairie Hill Rd. (just off from Hwy 2 - Blackhawk Blvd. next to "McDonald's") in South Beloit, IL. that we will auction at 5 p.m. on THUR. FEB. 26th.  The entire contents of each unit shall be sold to the top bidder for each unit.  The number of units is SUBJECT TO CHANGE ... check back on Thur. (a.m.) to see if the final count has changed.
NOTE:  Be sure to bring your own locks, a flashlight and your CASH.  You will have to make arrangements with Blackhawk Storage (Sally) if you need a day or 2 to clean out the storage units that you buy.
NOTE (again):  Don't miss our EXCELLENT Antiques/Collectibles auction 3 days earlier (Mon. Feb. 23rd) at 5 p.m. at 626 Millar Dr. Beloit, WI. 53511.  We have a LOT of GREAT COLLECTIBLES, etc.  If you have items you would like us to sell, contact Geoff Bue (608-362-0700).
TERMS:  Cash

Illinois Self Storage Auction Free Auction List IL - February 26, 2015 - Justice, IL

8550 West 83rd St
Justice, IL

Pubic Storage Auctions will begin at Justice on 02/26/15 at 10:00 AM.  Additional auctions at properties right after the W 83rd location in Justice.  Route will go in the following order,
Bridgeview - 10024 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview IL 60455
Alsip  - 5200 W 127th St, Alsip IL 60803
Alsip -  12730 S Pulaski Rd, Alsip IL 60803
Alsip - 4849 W 115th ST, Alsip IL 60803

Online Storage Auctions - The New Wave Of Storage Auctions No Longer In Person

Online Storage Auctions have become increasingly popular in the self-storage industry, and for good reason. They not only meet the ever-growing public interest in lien sales, they provide many benefits for facility operators. Online platforms have evolved over the past few years and now drive thousands of buyers to auctions without the drawbacks of onsite events.

Personally I'm not a huge fan of the online variety of auctions. I find some facilities use poor pictures, sometimes pictures are mis-leading and make a unit seem smaller or larger than it is. Also, you can't get quite as good a picture what is in the unit as being up close and personal in person and not online. Despite my lackluster attidue towards online auctions however many people love them and they are as popular as ever. 

The increase in industry awareness driven by TV shows like “Storage Wars” is generating a wave of online-auction platforms that offer different benefits, price points and opportunities. Sellers and buyers can now choose a provider based on their own priorities. Here’s a look at how online auctions work, the benefits to storage operators, and tips for choosing a platform that’s right for your business.

How They Work

Most auction websites explain in detail, through text and video, how simple it is for sellers and bidders to open their account. Essentially, these online platforms use an eBay-style format in which storage operators can post pictures and videos of units available for auction. Each auction listing must contain the unit number and size, a description of the contents, start and end dates/times for the sale, the starting bid, and the facility’s contact information.
Potential buyers can bid on these units via their computer, tablet or smartphone. The system allows them to participate in auctions outside their immediate area and pick up the items in the days following the sale. When an auction closes, the seller and winning bidder receive a written confirmation.
Dependent on state legislation, the auctions only take place after all legal notifications to delinquent tenants have been completed via newspaper, e-mail and registered letters. Many state lien laws specify that a public sale must take place at the storage facility. The online auction satisfies this requirement, as the physical transaction takes place at your site. It’s still highly recommended that you review the online-auction process with your legal counsel and state self-storage association before proceeding.


Online auctions offer many benefits to storage operators. First, they come with none of the headaches that often accompany onsite auctions. For example, you might get a crowd of people at an onsite sale when, realistically, only a few regulars will bid on units. Some tenants complain about the crowds or not being able to find parking. In addition, there’s an increase in noise and garbage, and operators often find themselves in need of extra staff or security. An online auction makes all of these problems disappear.
Storage operators who sell online benefit from decreased costs compared to using auctioneers, who typically charge 15 percent to 25 percent. The process is also much faster. With onsite auctions, operators sometimes have to wait months before they have enough units to justify an event. The cost to hold those delinquent units adds bad debt directly to the bottom line. The bad debts continue to grow, eroding the profitability of the storage business. With an online platform, operators can list a single unit at any time. For example, you could list a unit today, empty it by next weekend and rent it to a new customer by the following week.
Storage operators also benefit from having their logo visible on an online-auction site 24 hours a day for several days to a week, which promotes the facility, draws traffic and is less expensive than newspaper advertisements. Partnering with an online-auction company actually complements a facility’s marketing efforts in a high-visibility, strong impact manner. Many bidders rent from facilities they discover through online listings.