Argus is celebrating it 25th year in business this year, and in that time we have learned a great deal about what makes a successful transaction.  An important part of that process is explaining what a real estate broker does and why we get paid to assist our clients in buying and selling self-storage properties.  The value of professional advice during a self-storage transaction cannot be measured by wins and losses. In fact, often the most valuable advice does not even lead to a transaction.  With the recent popularity of self-storage assets, we have seen many new non-storage brokers entering the space and offering their services to owners. It is important to understand that experience does matter and aligning yourself with a well-established self-storage broker will provide you with the best opportunity to maximize your investment.