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How self storage can help in a hot real estate market

Written on: March 16th, 2021

We are currently facing a heated real estate market in Calgary. While it’s great for the economy, the market is creating numerous challenges for buyers and sellers in terms of getting the home set up for selling and during the transition phase in-between moving.

As an expert in the industry, we want to offer advice on how self-storage in SE Calgary can address some of the challenges faced when you are considering selling and buying your home.

Self storage benefits in real estate
Self-storage benefits in real estate

Home Staging

Real Estate agents recommend staging your home when you are selling to get the best value. You can either use a Home Stager or do it yourself. The key tips are to eliminate anything personal, such as family photos and items such as pieces collected during travels.

Additionally, real estate agents recommend decluttering, ensure counters are cleared, rooms have minimal furniture, and closets are clean. This results in the potential purchaser being able to envision themselves and their personal belongings in the space. Rather than packing up items and putting them in the basement or garage, making these areas look cluttered, they can be placed into self-storage until you either have sold your home or you are ready to move.

Home Transition

The real estate market has been so hot in Calgary, people are selling their homes instantly and then getting out-bid on homes they want to purchase. Purchasing a new home is a big decision. Rather than feeling rushed into buying a home that is not perfect, you may want to put your items into a storage locker until you find the right home. This can give you the breathing room to find the perfect home for you and your family.


Depending on your situation, some people are looking at downsizing to a smaller home. It is an ideal time to consider selling your home if this has been in your plans for a while. Homes are selling at a record pace and if you are considering downsizing, but have items you are not ready to part with, a self-storage is a cost-effective option.

Whether it is camping or outdoor gear, seasonal decorations, or keepsakes self-storage can provide the extra space you need. Storage units range in size from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’. Storage will keep items secure, with easy access when you need them. It gives lots of flexibility to allow you to downsize and at the same time keep the items that are important to you.


With the Calgary Real Estate market being so competitive people are getting stressed about how to manage the different scenarios they may face. It’s important to take the time to find the right home for you and your family – after all, your home is your oasis and where you’ll create incredible memories.

Whether you need to store a few things for just a month or two, or you need to store your entire household long-term, self-storage is an option that can ease the pressure.

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