Self Storage Income

How to Buy Your First Storage Facility with Dan and Ben Schiermeyer

July 6, 2021

Welcome back everybody to the Self Storage Income Podcast! I’m your host, AJ Osborne!

For anyone just starting out - those that are looking for that first storage facility to close on… I have two amazing guests lined up for you today - Dan and Ben Schiermeyer. Dan and Ben are self-storage brothers from the same mother… (I know, my jokes are great lol), and they just closed on their first-ever storage facility and they’re here to share the experience with us.

Dan and Ben tested the commercial investing waters by investing in a car wash. They enjoyed that, but when their broker who sold them the car wash brought along a self-storage facility deal… they knew they had to jump at the opportunity.

They share on today’s episode the whole process from start to finish - finding the facility, valuing the facility, the financing, the purchase, the management, and of course... the VALUE ADD.

Like most deals, this wasn’t cut and dry, there were hurdles that they had to overcome, problems that needed to be solved, and like I’m always talking about, they didn’t figure this all out on their own. They used all their resources and made the deal happen, which has turned out to be a huge success for them.

Huge congratulations to these guys and I couldn’t be more excited to share their story with you guys, our listeners.

Thanks everybody,



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