Online Storage Auctions
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StorageTreasures Online Auctions
Online Storage Auctions Simplified
StorageTreasures simplifies the online self storage auction process and brings bidders to your doorstep so you can recoup the highest amount possible for your delinquent units. Get access to the largest bidder network in self storage, ancillary auction review services and automatic integration to most major property management providers.
The Premier Online Storage Auction Platform — Trusted Since 2011
With over 3M online storage auctions to date, StorageTreasures.com helps thousands of self storage operators across the US and Canada clear delinquent storage units quickly in full compliance with local lien laws. With the most complete source of storage auctions online, the site draws bidders from across the nation to drive storage auction sale prices higher and help self storage operators recover more lost rent, and ensure delinquent units get cleared.
Online Storage Auction Review Service
Fully Integrated with StorageTreasures.com
Protect your facility from wrongful lien sales with the OpenTech self storage Auction Review Service (ARS) — a StorageTreasures add-on that reviews your lien files for potential errors. Reduce liability, save time and resources and receive professional reviews and ongoing lien enforcement training. Learn how you can get started in a few simple steps today.
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What is it?
A StorageTreasures.com add-on service that enables you to have your lien files reviewed for accuracy and legality by trained professionals. Our experienced team lead by licensed auctioneers will act as a safeguard to ensure your files are in accordance with your state’s lien laws.
How does it work?
It’s simple! Upload the corresponding lien file when posting your storage auction(s) online on StorageTreasures.com. An ARS team member will review your lien sale documents and approve or reject your lien file prior to the auction sale. We’ll work with you to bring your sale into compliance.
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Proud Partners with Charity Storage
OpenTech Alliance and StorageTreasures are proud partners of Charity Storage, a program that helps operators utilize existing storage units and storage locker auctions online to raise money to benefit their local community. Learn more about how you can get involved today.
FAQs - ARS | Storage Treasures: Online Auctions
How does the online storage auction process work?
You manage online storage auctions the same way you manage a traditional storage lien sale — with a few minor exceptions. To get started, register your facility on StorageTreasure.com or contact your Business Development Manager to set up your account. Follow the timeline dictated by your state’s lien laws, prepare your lien documents, and set your auction date to fall on the date of sale. Check your self storage lien laws to see if you can run your ad in any commercially reasonable manner to see if your online auction listing can serve as your public notice. Review this and other best practice tips in the Storage Treasures Help Center to learn how to get the highest return from your online storage auctions.
What are the advantages of online storage auctions?
Operators report several benefits from switching from live to online storage auctions, including higher sale prices, greater lien loss recovery and a streamlined auction process. Review industry case studies, ancillary services and additional benefits and features here.
How do I prepare my self storage auctions for sale?
Each state’s storage lien laws are different. Make sure you review the laws for your state before you get started. Then, prepare your lien documents, include your Notice of Lien and any supporting information or searches. Subscribe to our Auctioneer Webinar Series for invites to monthly sessions to help you avoid common storage auction mistakes, or catch up on past episodes today.
If you have several auctions each month, new team members or just want a second set of eyes-on, consider adding OpenTech’s Auction Review Service (ARS) to your account for added protection. A StorageTreasures add-on, ARS provides professional reviews, ongoing training and monetary support in the event of errors. Easy to manage from your StorageTreasures dashboard, you will simply navigate to the tab labeled ‘Draft Auctions’ and upload your lien file(s) when you create your auction listing. Our team will review your files to ensure they’re compliant with the storage lien laws of your state. You can view the progress of your files on your online dashboard and see what files have been approved or rejected.
If all of your files have been approved, then you’re good to go! For more details or to get started, visit us here.
How can I get my facilities registered?
Register your facilities anytime on StorageTreasures.com here, or contact your Business Development Manager for help today.
Are there any storage lien laws or restrictions I should be aware of?
Yes. Before you get started listing your units with StorageTreasures, please check out recent changes to self storage lien laws in Alabama, Kansas, and Virginia here, and Arkansas, Utah, North Dakota and Kentucky here. For all other states and for more information, please visit the storage auctions help center here.
I have so many delinquent units. What do I do?
How do you manage delinquent storage units? StorageTreasures online storage auctions can help you attract bidders, recover delinquent rental costs, access the largest bidder base in the self-storage industry and receive assistance from licensed auctioneers on lien laws. Check out our page for more details.