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How to Get Started in Self-Storage Investing

A self-storage business can be a profitable venture, but learn how this industry works before you start investing.


[Updated: Apr 16, 2021 ] Mar 14, 2020 by Liz Brumer

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Storage Facility Size Approximate Number of Units Management Requirements
Small 100 or fewer Usually doesn't require a full-time or on-site manager. Can typically be managed through weekly visits of a part-time employee or manager.
Medium 100 to 300 Will generally offer on-site management, which can be in house or through a third-party company.
Large 300+ Generally has enough cash flow and income to warrant using a third-party management company to handle the operations of the facility.

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