With popular self storage auction shows, Storage Wars and Auction Hunters, more people are flocking to bid on abandoned storage units and more self storage operators are seeing their doors flooded on auction days. But can facility operators handle the hordes of bidders and are they up-to-date on knowledge of lien laws?
For those needing some more information on the auction process, Inside Self Storages World Expo, March 14-16, at the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas is offering two seminars and a workshop focusing on the intricacies of lien sales.
Show auctioneers Dan Dotson from Storage Wars and Lance Watkins of StorageTreasures will cover the myths versus realities of auctions and how to run a profitable sale. Watkins will focus on how to increase revenue and Dotson will give attendees advice on keeping the auctions safe and secure.
Dotson and his wife Laura have become pop culture celebrities since the Storage Wars series began in the fall. The duo steer each hit episode as the owners of American Auctioneers. While months ago, only a handful of bidders would show up for one of their auctions, now they attract more than a hundred. Storage Wars was A&Es top-rated show for 2010, averaging 2.4 million viewers.
By John Stevens - February 18, 2011 5:35 AM