AuctionsTX.com is the only service which provides a comprehensive schedule of every self storage auction in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area. It lists over 300 storage auctions every month including over 40 auctions that you cannot find on any other website.
If you are a sucker for punishment, you can get storage auction information through several other sources.
There are handful of companies which provide storage auction listings on a national level; However, they fail to list over 85% of the auctions in our area. These companies are a waste of money.
There is a local business newspaper which lists about half of the auctions occurring in our area; However, the information they provide is incomplete and often contains mistakes. This business newspaper only lists the auctions of the storage facilities that pay them to publish their legal notices. Although they claim to publish notices for 99% of all storage facilities in the greater Houston and surrounding areas, over 700 storage facilities do not advertise with this publication. This is where AuctionsTX.com picks up the slack. It supplies every storage auction that this business newspaper furnishes in addition to the auctions from the other 700 + facilities.
There are also a handful of auctioneers in our area that provide storage auction information on their websites. The storage auctions listed on the auctioneer's websites are basically the same listings found in the business newspaper mentioned earlier. They can be good resources for auction information involving the larger storage companies but, expect a crowd.
If you have a lot of spare time, you can call the storage facilities and most will be happy to provide information on their storage sale. There are also over 40 smaller local newspapers that you can find public notices in. The problem with this is the cost to subscribe to all of these smaller local publications would be hundreds of dollars every month. Even if the cost weren't an issue, it would require you to spend hours every day researching & organizing all of the legal notices.
If you are new to the storage auction scene, allow me to give you some advice that will save you a great deal of time and money. If you are an experienced storage auction buyer, you already know what I'm about to tell you. The auctions listed in the business newspaper mentioned above are swarmed with new buyers due to the popularity of the storage auction reality shows on television. Most of these highly publicized storage auctions have 50-100 or more people in attendance and it has become more difficult to buy a storage unit at a reasonable price. If you want to make money in this business you have to get off the beaten path and avoid the crowds.
AuctionsTX.com is really the only way to go. For about what you would pay for a burger & fries you can save yourself a great deal of frustration and be confident that you know about every storage auction in the greater Houston & surrounding areas.