Once you’ve established yourself and you are getting new units regularly, you may find that you run out of space to store things while you find a buyer for them. If this is the case then you should look into finding some warehouse space.
While any space will do, it helps to have certain standards for choosing a warehouse. It should of course be secure, of optimum quality and at a really good price.
So how can you find the best one for you? Here are a few tips.
1. Check the classifieds
Whether it’s on Craigslist or the daily paper, classified ads are a good area to find your future warehouse space.
As always, you need to check the credibility of the space. If it sounds like it’s too good to be true then it probably is. You may want to go check out the space personally, but if anything doesn’t seem right then keep on looking for other warehouses. Keep in mind the scams that people experience in these classifieds.
Nevertheless, it’s not impossible to find a really good warehouse space if you’re careful enough.
2. Go through online forums
Another way you can find a good warehouse space is going through online forums. Take your time in researching online and localize your search. This way, when you type in your keywords, it’s going to be focused in your area only.
Just make sure you review if the commenter in the forum is certified and know what they’re talking about. Once you get a lead, get a background check and see if what you got is right.
3. Get a referral.
In the storage industry, connections count for a lot. If you know of anyone who may be knowledgeable about warehouse spaces in your area, don’t hesitate to ask. You’d be surprised just how many referrals you can get.
Never forget to do a background check and inspection among all those that you find. It’s always better than getting scammed and your items being stolen from you.
4. Use a Realtor
Realtors are not only for finding homes, but they also offer services for finding commercial space. By telling your realtor what your needs and expectations are for warehouse space, you can focus on other tasks while they find you the perfect space. The best part is that generally you pay nothing for the service, the cost is paid for by the warehouse owner.