In January 2011, a month after the storage auction shows premiered, new buyers were attending storage auctions in record numbers and it became difficult to purchase a storage unit at a reasonable price. I remember thinking about the other professional storage auction buyers that I saw every week. These are people who have built their life around these auctions and depend on them to make ends meet. They are the people who were truly suffering from the aftermath of the storage reality shows. These people are just like you and I, they have mortgages, car payments, bills and other expenses. I think most storage auction buyers will admit that it has become more difficult to make ends meet and that the storage auction business has changed, permanently.
Once I realized that the influx of new buyers attending self storage auctions wasn’t just a trend, I knew that I had to get off the beaten path if I wanted to survive in the storage auction business. I did some research and I found out that over half of the facilities in my area advertised their storage auctions in a smaller, local newspaper. The problem was, there were so many smaller cites and towns within our city, most of which have their own newspaper, that subscribing to and reading them all every day wasn’t an option. I was determined to figure something out and I did.
I learned that the storage unit auctions that aren’t advertised to the masses generally have fewer buyers that attend the event. Where there is less competition, there is a better chance of buying a quality storage unit at a good price. I was determined to find these storage auctions.
What started off as a way for me to survive in the storage auction business, quickly turned into a way I could help other storage auction buyers. I built a database, started calling the storage facilities and began publishing the auction list. It took a lot of time and effort to continually deliver a quality product, but it was worth it. The storage auction schedule became so popular with storage auction buyers, that I decided to expand into other cities. Now, AuctionsTX.com is the #1 resource for storage auction buyers in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin, Texas.
I would like to thank all of our subscribers for their loyalty and I look forward to our growth together in the future.