Rebecca here! Awhile back we flew to California and spent a few days there because we were working on a "project" -- we didn't say much or share much because we didn't want to blow the surprise, but we can now say that we were working on a series of training videos for StorageTreasures.com that is going to be out of this world amazing. And we're not just saying that because we're in it! There were a lot of great people involved (including a few Storage Wars cast members) and even WE learned something, and we're pros-- so we know the training video will be helpful to absolutely everyone who watches it, regardless of their level of expertise. We're super excited and the video should come out in just a few days-- (Update: They've now been up now since October 1st) so we can now share with you just a few of the behind-the-scenes details.
Finally getting to meet Quart Doodle was quite the experience! I had heard so much about him-- he's a lot bigger in person than I expected! Perhaps he really IS more than a quarter "real dog".
Brian and Quart got along famously, but it might have something to do with the fact that Brian always had a sandwich in his hand.
"No, Quart... I eat 82 sandwiches a day-- I need every one of them-- you cannot have this one."
Thanks to StorageTreasures.com I know where to find auctions! This sign totally confirms that!
I also <3 Storage Outlet Fullerton - and I don't need a reason why.
He's chewing it up... what is it?
Oh! It's a Storage Heroes business card! Here is the after. Haha... THANKS, Quart! At least it gets us a shout out :)
Meanwhile, Brian was super impressed not only with Southern California's doggies, but also with their security measures. This facility was SECURE.
One of the pieces from the storage unit was so amazing I just had to take a picture! You'll hear all about it later and how much it sold for. I really wanted to take it home for myself.
Ever wondered how they get the shots of people driving to and from auction? Now you don't have to wonder about that anymore!
I will also mention that our California rental car was the exact year, make and model as Brian's car back home-- so it was VERY realistic to our actual auction day experience.
Shooting the lock-cut demonstration
Everyone just hanging around! Between takes-- guess who that is in the middle!
More videoing of the inventory/lock-cut procedure:
There is SO much talent under that tent, it is not even funny!
The talent is just indescribable- you have Nabila Hannis, Suburban Pickers, The Redneck Picker, American Auctioneers, and Storage Heroes all within just a few feet of each other. Could you imagine the resource we could have put together if we combined all of our knowledge? Oh wait, we did!
One of our favorite guys-- he is so down to earth, which is funny because the way he "always keeps his head on a swivel" you would think he'd be super high strung. So laid back, so cool, so hilarious. We love The Redneck Picker!
Brian and I
Hanging out with a Redneck Picker AND a Suburban Picker-- it's like being in some sort of movie where the city mouse goes to the country, or something.
Storage Heroes + Nabila = pure awesomeness. Can you question it?
a LOT of attention...
So I decided he needed to do some PR for us at sport a Storage Heroes shirt-- and believe it or not that is MY shirt and it fits HIM perfectly. Should I be upset about that?
Smile for the camera, Quart!
Who could say no to that face?
Ooh... I would have loved to have heard what THAT conversation was about!
At the end of the day I just crashed onto a chair-- should have checked first because Dan Dotson was in it!
Only after getting a quick word from Nabila...
It was time for him to say goodbye!