You’ve likely seen or heard of reality shows like “Storage Wars” and been curious as to what it is. Well, at its core, A&E’s “Storage Wars” is about storage auctions.
What’s the point of storage auctions, you ask? A storage auction is the only way that a self-storage facility can legally clear a unit in order to be able to rent it again. When a unit remains unpaid for a period of time, and multiple contact attempts have failed, facilities begin the process of placing a unit in lien.
Easy Stop Storage follows a very strict process dictated by state law that includes registered mail and public postings. A tenant can keep their unit by catching up at any time before the “fall of the gavel.”
Our Easy Stop Storage facilities offer simple, convenient online storage auctions! Here's how it works: (1) Go to StorageTreasures.com or click the START BIDDING button below and register as an Auction Buyer (2) Complete the required info and click submit (3) Click on settings and add a payment method (4) Search for auctions to bid on (5) Happy Hunting!
Anyone over the age of 18 can buy a unit at one of our auctions. While many of our attendees are professionals who resale the items they buy, we have many first timers who show up at each auction. There are no special terms or licenses necessary to bid on a unit
The auctioneer allows all of the bidders time to examine the unit being sold for a few minutes before the auction begins. Bidders have to view the unit from the outside in order to expedite the auction process and to prevent the removal of items before it is auctioned.
If you are looking at attending your first auction, there are a few things you might bring. First, a small flashlight will certainly help you see back into the dark back corners of a unit to check for valuable items. Second, a good pair of gloves will be welcome when you start sifting through the unit you just won. Don’t forget to bring cash. You never know what may spark your interest and you don’t want to go home wishing you had bid on that valuable unit.
In short, we have auctions as often as necessary. The legal process can take up to 60 days, and tenants can bring their units up to date at any time until the auction is complete. The number of units in the auction can vary drastically as well. We usually have 6-8 units in auction, but have had in excess of 20 many times.
Most storage facilities choose to auction on a “cash only” basis, although this may differ from facility to facility. It’s a good idea to call ahead to confirm the payment types accepted. Cash is always accepted and you can never go wrong by coming prepared with this payment method.
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