Jul 24, 2015
I found Four Sales on this website and attended their sale in Fairfax Station. You need more companies like this! They are very professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely be attending more of their sales.
John, Silver Spring MD
May 22, 2014
Four Sales organized, marketed and ran an Estate Sale of contents of our childhood home.
Four Sales is superb. Our father passed away and we were faced with the challenge of "de-accessioning" 50 years of accumulated possessions, including antique furniture, non-antiques furniture, household goods, jewelry, clothing, sports equipment, toys, records, books, in addition to all the papers, photos, and memorabilia of our parents' lives. A daunting task. We wanted to make every effort to find good homes for all of the things, rather than sending perfectly usable stuff to the landfill. Four Sales really helped us accomplish that goal.
Four Sales sent a person to go through the house with us and advise us on our possible courses of action: estate sale, auction, or charity donation, etc. He gave us very good guidance as to what would likely sell and whether the house contained sufficient goods to make an on-site estate sale worth our while. That's the path we chose. And we are glad that we did.
The week before the sale, Four Sales staff came and set everything up in the house so that the sale would be orderly, secure, and successful. Their experienced staff also priced all of the items in advance. Some may have been over-priced; some perhaps a little under-priced, but we were given the opportunity to change any prices we didn't agree with, tho we didn't change any. We accepted their professional recommendations.
The sales team was great. The leader (Mark) checked in with me regularly while setting up to make sure they were doing everything according to our wishes. And he checked in with me during the sale. Ad, he always maintained good humor and positive approach. The whole team was very courteous and respectful of our property. And they ran a great sale.
Four Sales has a long track record of estate sales and a great following. They market their sales well . . . on a number of different websites and through their own very large mailing list. Thus, they get a good turn-out. Thus, they were able to sell the majority of things in the house. Additionally, they have great connections with collectors and dealers, so they were able to attract buyers for some of the valuable but quirky pieces we had to sell.
We felt they could have also put some signs up on key intersections in the neighborhood to further attract area residents. They did give us a letter to put in neighbors' mailboxes to let them know of the sale (and the potential traffic).
Their photos of our things which they used on the website to promoted the sale could have been much better. Some were so dark that you couldn't see what was being featured. Some others needed to be more thoughtfully staged; items were photographed with boxes and junk in the background, which didnt show them very well. But, this is minor. I don't think the results suffered. And the company removed the bad photos when I called this to their attention.
Anyway, we felt fortunate to have had the help, experience, professionalism and network of this company to help us through this difficult time.
Oh, the other great thing was that we were able to bring things from our own houses that we didn't want anymore and add them to the sale. That was great.
Wendy D., Annandale VA
May 18, 2014
Four Sales conducted an estate sale in our home from May 2-4 in Great Falls, VA. The company was recommended to me and my husband by a former neighbor. They had to work with our short time frame as when I called them, the only dates available to do the sale (since our closing was only 18 days later) was the following two weekends and they managed to fit us in for the immediate next weekend of those two dates we had available. They were prompt in returning calls and setting up the appointment to come and meet with us within 2 days after the call. The individual who showed up from Four Sales Ltd, Howard, was very professional and explained the whole process to us since we had never had an estate sale before and told us what to expect before, after and during the sale. They then followed up that appointment with their very friendly team of professionals who arrived at the house a few days before the sale and they set up the house for the sale. The sale went smoothly and exactly as explained to us. The results of the sale since they had such a short notice to advertise, were phenomenal. All and all, we were very happy, would recommend the company without reservation and would be happy to serve as a reference for them at any time.
Afsoun C., Great Falls VA
Oct 16, 2013
Last month I faced the emotionally difficult task of dismantling my childhood home, filled with my family's treasured possessions. Enter Daniel Sanders of Four Sales Ltd., who came highly recommended by Long & Foster Realty and the Better Business Bureau. In a one-hour meeting Daniel mapped out a strategy to efficiently and compassionately remove everything from my parent’s home. He was like a military general with a heart. The two groups that came to the house on the moving day were punctual and well-organized, removing all items with sensitivity and consideration. Due to the overwhelming task at hand I had overlooked several items of both historical and sentimental value; one of the young men found the items and brought them to me. From beginning to end, Daniel and his team displayed great care, both for our home as well as for what that home and its contents mean to my family. Four Sales Ltd has my highest recommendation.
Joy L., Alexandria VA
Oct 15, 2013
Four Sales arranged for the pickup and auctioning off of some estate items (antique furniture and related items such as glassware, plates, collectibles from overseas, etc) after my mother passed.
An unexpected passing of my relative created an estate sale need. I checked some sources and spoke to other providers and settled on Four Sales. Daniel Sanders, the owner, explained the process to me and sent over an individual to review the estate items prior to engaging any services. The cost of $500 is for a mover and helpers to come over and pick up the various pieces for sale. This individual and his helpers were very professional. They even took away some items that were not suitable for sale (non antique chair and some other broken items) since he knew we needed to vacate the location and that these pieces would be difficult to move.
Four Sales receives and auctions the items, holding back 40% in commission which seems to be about standard for these sales. We received a certified letter with the sales proceeds, net of fee, 3 weeks later.
The entire operation was smooth and professionally managed by Four Sales. Under the difficult circumstances tied to the passing of someone close, they made what could be a messy and emotional activity relatively painless.
I would recommend them to anyone interested in similar services.
Robert T. ~
Ashburn, VA (August 2013)
Robert T, Ashburn VA
Oct 15, 2013
I camped out the morning of the start of this estate sale and I was impressed with how well run the event was. Everyone was very helpful from the guy who let me through the door to the cashier to the person who helped me carry the item to my car. I will definitely visit another sale of theirs in the near future!!!
Pat F., Reston VA
Oct 15, 2013
Provided advertising, setup and sale of household goods and car, donation of items that did not sell to Goodwill and removal of all junk and items in disrepair. Cost of services included a percentage of the sale proceeds. The event extremely well and exceeded expectations.
Kerry S., Annadale VA
Oct 15, 2013
The owner, Daniel Sanders, came and looked at a storage unit for me and made a list of my inventory. He took a keen interest in my artwork. He is straightforward and does not mislead you. He made sure my paintings made it to special auctions and were seen by certain professionals so that I could earn the most money off of them.
They are usually ahead of time so if you need to be in a certain location to meet them plan to arrive early. They are very punctual, efficient, polite, great ambassadors for those of us who want to send items to auction.
Yes, there is a cost for them to take care of your business and it is a fair and reasonable cost. The owner, Daniel Sanders, is straight talking and will definitely take an interest in making sure you are comfortable with your decisions to downsize. He also makes sure to track you down if you move and forget to tell him. He is in the habit of following great business practices. Thanks, Four Sales! You made it easier than I could have expected and I appreciate it.
Diana B. ~
Gerrardstown, WV (October 2013)
Diana B., Gerrardstown WV
Oct 15, 2013
I just want to take the time to thank you for getting back to me about my concerns over a purchase.
Your time and solution to the matter demonstrates the integrity in which your business operates.
Much continue success to you and your staff.
Springfield, VA (October 2013)
Tara T., Springfield VA
Oct 15, 2013
Four Sales was the answer to "What to do with all these items after having sold my parents' house?". Mr. Sanders was prompt, responsive, and so knowledgeable on a wide variety of items from jewelry to artwork and furniture to silver to nick-nacks.
After the evaluation, the sale was a week or two later, and then we received an update on the progress, and a check for all items that were sold. Quick, easy, and professional.
I will use Four Sales again and recommend them to everyone!
Amy O'B. ~
Ashburn, VA (September 2013)
Amy O'B, Ashburn VA
Oct 15, 2013
Four Sales provided all services related to preparation and execution of an estate sale for us. They also arranged for other vendors to help us with additional tasks that were not part of the sale itself.
Four Sales provided excellent, professional service. They were very up front about their process and related fees. They did an excellent job setting up the estate sale. In the process, they located some personal items that were not to be included in the sale and were very careful to place these items in a separate location for us so that they would not end up in the sale. The actual sale ran very smoothly. I know that the Four Sales staff had to deal with some difficult situations during the sale and they handled it very well. Our estate sale grossed far more than we had originally expected. Four Sales deserves much credit, as the sale was staged very well and the pricing was done well. After the sale, Four Sales staff did a great job disposing of unsold items and leaving the house empty and ready for sale.
In addition to the estate sale, Daniel Sanders at Four Sales was incredibly helpful in setting up other services with vendors for us. We needed debris cleared from an old barn and some old documents destroyed. Daniel contacted vendors he had worked with before, obtained estimates, and handled getting the work done for us. I highly recommend Four Sales.
Anna G. ~
Fairfax Station, VA (October 2013)
Editorial note: The clearance aspects mentioned by the client with regards to the barn were significant. The highlight was our team's retreat from the fox den they discovered and the very protective vixen (mother fox) that started barking and growling at them. Use your imagination to picture them beating a hasty retreat!
Anna G, Fairfax Station VA
Sep 5, 2013
Dear Mr. Sanders:
I am writing this to let you know how pleased I was with our services. Your help and assistance in helping me "down" size my household was greatly appreciated. I also appreciated your honesty and candor in the disposing of many of my possessions. As you are well aware most of your clients think that their possessions are worth way more than they are. You were very truthful with me from the beginning and this I most truly appreciated. Yes, we would all love to sell our items at top dollar, but in the end, I was very, very pleased with the over-all results. Not only did you provide me with some income from the sale, but you provided a much needed service in assisting me to get rid of items that I no long needed or wanted. I never could have achieved the results that you got if I had to do it by myself. I would certainly recommend your services to others.
Thanks again for your help, assistance, and success in selling my items.
James H. M. ~
James H. M., Washington DC
Jul 30, 2013
Thank you Daniel!
Daniel Sanders and Four Sales made our dreams come true. We had an opportunity of a lifetime and little time to make it happen. In the space of a few weeks we needed to: buy and sell a home; downsize our furnishings by 60%; and make a five thousand mile relocation. Did we mention the destination wedding and a major three day federal holiday? Downsizing quickly became the long-pole in our relocation.
A friend said call Daniel Sanders at Four Sales, they specialize in whole house estate sales. With one call our issues started to vanish. Daniel came by and quickly understood our needs and potential issues. One by one he tackled our needs, explaining what and how they would be addressed. He explained the estate sales process from start to finish, managed our expectations and then accomplished what was agreed upon. From our viewpoint he and his crew made the whole process quick and painless.
We happened to mention to Daniel that we wished finding a good mover was as easy as finding him – enough said, within minutes Daniel had two moving companies calling us. Subsequently, between a mover he recommended and his company, we had the best and easiest move ever and we’ve had a dozen.
Rebecca and Michael L.
Rebecca and Michael L, Burke VA
Jun 29, 2013
Description Of Work: Carted away the contents of my deceased aunt's storage unit. Offered the items first in an estate sale, then the remainder at auction. Delivered the few items that didn't sell to a charity and obtained a receipt for tax purposes, which was then sent to me. Mailed a check from the estate sale and from the auction promptly. Comments: From beginning to end, I was impressed with the personal and professional service provided by Four Sales. Karen, who came to the storage unit to survey the contents, was both thoughtful about my needs as the person responsible for disposing of my aunt's real property and flexible about how best to help. This was especially important, given that my aunt's possessions were on the East Coast, and I live on the West Coast. The contents of the unit were removed promptly, as promised, and the paperwork forwarded to my aunt's estate lawyer. All services were performed in a timely manner, including the mailing of checks and receipts of the proceeds. I would not hesitate to recommend Four Sales to anyone who has similar needs for an estate. It's rare to find such sympathetic service.
Nancy S., Alexandria VA
Jun 25, 2013
As a buyer of antiques and quality merchandise for my business, Four Sales has become my favorite sale to attend. I have dealt with owner Daniel Sanders for many years and know him to be honest and trustworthy and always helpful. I would and have recommended Four Sales to others sometimes just to appraise.
Jane H., Falls Church VA
Jun 18, 2013
Disposing of a loved one's household is never easy.
The best decision we made was contacting Four Sales. Daniel was knowledgeable and professional. He provided options and personally came to the property location within days of our contacting him.
He determined that most items were not worth the cost of inventory and appraisal and did not charge for the visit. Daniel's honesty was valued and appreciated. He arranged for the sale of the few items that could be sold. He offered suggestions for removal/ disposal of other items. He was responsive to all phone calls and emails messages in a timely manner and provided all necessary paperwork.
I would highly recommend using Four Sales for the sale of any personal property or estate appraisal. Thank you , Daniel!
Mimi B., Washington DC
Jun 14, 2013
Four Sales managed our estate sale by pricing and organizing the contents of our home and then manning the sale over a three-day period. They did extensive advertising using print, internet, and social media which resulted in crowds coming from all over the Northern Virginia area to attend the sale. Once the sale was over, they took leftover items to charity, disposed of all trash, and swept the house clean.
Four Sales made selling the contents of my father's home from a distance as easy as it could possibly be. This company is fantastic. Daniel, the owner, earned my respect in our first phone conversation and maintained it throughout our dealings. He was always responsive, informative, and prompt. Daniel assigned a great group of people to staff the sale which ran very smoothly for the most part. In particular, Mark the foreman, was terrific. He gave me updates by phone every several hours throughout the 3-day sale, which kept me at ease about how things were going. My realtor confirms that the house is now empty and ready to be prepped for sale which was the goal.
Our family was pleased with the proceeds of the sale and the 30% commission seemed reasonable for the D.C. area. If it weren't for the fact that I live several hundred miles away from my fathers home, however, I would have looked to save money on the sale by disposing of unsold items myself. I thought the fees for trash removal ended up being higher than I anticipated and I'm sure we could have easily taken some of the items to charity ourselves. However. given the circumstances, it was still more economical and certainly much easier to have Four Sales handle these details for us.
Cassie B., Fairfax VA
Jun 9, 2013
I highly recommend Four Sales Ltd to handle all your pricing and estate sale needs.
I have had the pleasure of working with the company owner in pricing high end items for our annual church yard sale. He was very knowledgeable in his assessment and helped our church to achieve a sales record for 2013. His expertise was especially helpful since we were uncertain how to assess the values of many of the items considering not only the value but the a limited period of time we had to finalize the sales. I was extremely impressed with honesty, timely responses, and willingness to donate his time to help out.
Thanks again, FOUR SALES!
Tim M., Oakton VA
May 26, 2013
Four Sales Ltd. came by recommendation to me from a valued friend. I called and within two hours over the phone AND out of State for me, Daniel and I had contracted a liquidation sale for my Aunt's possessions in Alexandria. He did all this on VERY short notice. His crew arrived and went right to work. They were courteous, professional and wasted no time getting the job done. I could not ask for anything more. I was quoted a price when Daniel and I first spoke and when I received my bill it was less than I expected. I would highly recommend using Daniel and his company for Estate or Donation sales. If I ever need service like that again I hope I find it in my own home State. If you are in Northern Virginia do yourself a favor and call Daniel.
I have passed his name along to my contacts in Northern Virginia. He fulfilled all my expectations and went the extra mile to make sure I was well taken care of.
Kathy Ingram, Alexandria VA
Apr 18, 2013
Daniel - Thank you. I was pleased. Thanks for making my move virtually effortless. We got the house cleared in time for settlement, items donated and sold as appropriate and the project returned a profit. I will be happy to refer you to friends, including my Realtor, in need of your services. Kind Regards.
Judith F., Potomac Falls VA
Apr 18, 2013
Dear Daniel- I was very pleased with the auctioning and charity donation of my furniture at my home. Particularly, when you moved all the furniture out of my townhouse not a single dent or damage was done to the walls of my townhome, considering it has four floors and narrow stairs. Your professionalism and your staff is exemplary. I would recommend your company to anybody that is considering using your services. Thank you again.
Ruben S., Alexandria VA
Apr 4, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to chat with me about your upcoming event in Clifton. As I mentioned, my wife and I love your events which we find extremely well run, fun and exciting as we never know what treasure we'll find each weekend. Your staff is very friendly and often greet me by name. They obviously enjoy working for you. My only complaint is that we are now addicted to your sales and cannot spend a weekend without looking for your signs wherever they may be. Keep up the good work !
Carlos C, Fairfax VA
Mar 13, 2013
I want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for speaking with me about liquidating possessions due to downsizing. It became clear quite early in the conversation, that we did not have enough items to have an estate sale make sense. However, you provided me with a great amount of time, experience and wisdom in sharing your ideas on how I might be able to proceed. It isn't often that I find a business person so generous. I am very grateful.
Thank you very much,
Potomac, MD (March 2013)
Roz B., Potomac MD
Feb 22, 2013
Four Sales was a huge help collecting and selling, at a reasonable return to my Aunt’s Estate, all the contents of her home. It was especially helpful to have such professional help since the heirs are all several states away from my Aunt’s house. The Four Sales staff made handling all these issues very easy and comforting especially because we are so far removed from the northern VA. area.
Court B., Alexandria VA
Jan 29, 2013
Four Sales, Ltd. is a well regarded long-standing estate sale business serving the Washington DC metropolitan area. The founders have retired, but new owner and president Daniel Sanders is working hard to expand Four Sales' service area, increase the company's name recognition, and further polish the company's already excellent reputation.
My husband and I downsized but did not move. We chose Four Sales because we sensed a good fit and because Four Sales offered a variety of approaches for selling our antiques. We decided to send our inventory to Four Sales' auction partner in Madison, Virginia. We visited the site, found it clean and well organized, and liked the auctioneer. In fact, the auctioneer personally oversaw the packing and transport of our items. All that was left to do was wait. Within 90 days we received a much larger check than we had expected.
We will definitely use Four Sales again!
Nancy R., Great Falls VA
Jan 27, 2013
Dear Mr. Sanders - I am extremely pleased with the manner in which all phases of my recent sale were handled. Your staff arranged the items in a way so as to show them most attractively. Obviously, the person who did your pricing knew his values. The sale opened on time each of the three days. Customers were in the house throughout those days so your advertising was effective. Your staff was very attentive to those customers. The proof of a good sale is that the proceeds I received were much more than I anticipated. I am pleased to recommend Four Sales, Ltd. Arlington, VA (January 2012)
Charles M., Arlington VA
Dec 10, 2012
After my mother died, my husband and I were faced with the daunting task of disposing of the possessions in her four-bedroom house in Alexandria,VA where she had lived for 42 years. The task was complicated by the fact that we live in Yorktown, VA, and my husband's mobility problems. We were referred to Four Sales and Daniel Sanders by a realtor, and during our interview Daniel promised to make it all easy for us. And did he ever! Four Sales exceeded our expectations in every way. They were efficient and professional, and our sale was very successful. We can now get on with the business of putting the home on the market. We enthusiastically recommend Four Sales to anyone who needs their services. Thank you for a job well done!
Kaaren, Yorktown VA
Oct 19, 2012
We were referred to Four Sales by friends who raved about their service. We can only concur in the glowing report we were given.
We had decided to dramatically downsize from a home with a large yard--lots of gardening equipment--and move to a condo, changing our lifestyle dramatically. This translated into leaving almost all our furniture and household goods behind. Four Sales could not have made it easier. Daniel went over the process and, in every case, was true to what he described, saving us huge amounts of work and the associated stress.
The professionals he enlisted were truly professional--all arrived on time, were courteous, and respectful both of the items we were giving up and the home we were leaving behind. In other words, they were both efficient and effective. When they finished work on the appointed day, we were ready to move without a care left behind.
We highly recommend this service!
Bonnie and Jack, Falls Church VA
Oct 19, 2012
I was overwhelmed at the service I received from Four Sales. Their knowledge, efficiency, and professionalism exceeded my every expectation and provided an "everyone-wins" solution to getting my home cleared for rental. They were even able to refer me to a residential property manager who accomplished in a week what my prior representative hadn’t done in over 2 months – get my home rented. It seems that nothing daunts them as they cheerfully take on the elements that challenged me in transitioning to my new home.
Four Sales clearly is head and shoulders above other their competition in the field of Estate Sales. I cannot imagine another company that could match the flawless execution they delivered on my behalf.
Barbara A., Fairfax VA
Sep 4, 2012
Last spring we moved from a large home in Great Falls, VA to a two bedroom apartment in New York City. After talking with the owners of several storage facilities, we learned that most people put many of their possessions in storage with the belief that they or their children would one day need the items again. Most people never ended up wanting nor retrieving their items from storage yet ended up paying for years of storage.
SO – we decided to give our things to charity and to sell some of them. Daniel Sanders made the potential nightmare of doing this a breeze. He was very professional and accurate, unlike some of his competitors whom we also interviewed. He gave us realistic estimates regarding which items would sell and for how much. We originally opted for an in-home auction but later decided to give a lot of furniture to family. We had our possessions divided between an auction house and charity. Daniel coordinated the entire effort. It was completed in one day and our home was left clean and undamaged despite the fact that we filled up more than two moving trucks. While the check for our auction items took a bit longer to arrive than we had expected, we did achieve the expected target sales amount. Overall, we would most highly recommend Daniel and his Four Sales team and partners.
Diane & Scott Falconer, Great Falls VA
Sep 3, 2012
Daniel Sanders and his Four Sales people have really taken a load off my back by selling my lifetime collection of antiques, jewelry, rare books, pottery, and other valuables.
Like so many others as they get older, I needed to downsize but didn’t have a clue as how to do it. The Four Sales team did a great job of making sure I understood what to expect and then over-delivered. Daniel sold everything for me and I received better prices than I expected.
I recommend Daniel and the Four Sales Team highly to others looking to empty a house, sell high-value collectibles or just lighten the load of stuff in their home.
Jim R., Alexandria VA
Aug 29, 2012
Hi Four Sales!
I just phoned you about some furniture that I plan to sell, you were extremely helpful and volunteered much useful information even though you realized from that start that my sale would not be large enough to justify your company's participation. You gave me several good ideas on where i can sell and estimates on what to expect for a sales price.
You have been super helpful
Diane L., Fairfax VA
Aug 29, 2012
Daniel - We couldn't be happier with the service that Four Sales LTD provided and the level of professionalism and efficiency of your operation. It started with your inspection, continued with your courteous pick-up/auction staff and culminated with prompt delivery of a check for the proceeds of the sale. We were happy with how easy you made this for us and we were thrilled with the prices you obtained for our goods and the net proceeds to us. Many thanks! We will recommend you to friends and neighbors.
Beth C., Alexandria VA
Aug 17, 2012
About two years ago I moved out to the DC area from Chicago. Driving around looking for something to do on a Saturday morning I ran across an Estate Sale put on by Four Sales LTD and stopped to check it out. I was very impressed on how organized everything was and how friendly and knowledgeable the Four Sales employees were that were working the event. I was told that there was another sale coming up the following weekend that I might be interested in. After attending that one I was hooked. The Four Sales web site is very easy to use. I recommend getting on the e-mail list because it lets you know a few days in advance about sales and auctions coming up. The announcements have multiple pictures and a detailed list of items for sale that give you a good idea of what to expect. I always go with an item or two in mind to check out and come home with a lot of other things that I did not know I needed until I saw them. I have purchased everything from garden tool, shop equipment, antique furniture and Art at these sales and have always been please with what I got. I cannot recommend enough to people that when you are looking for that piece of furniture that defines a room there is no place better to find it than at one of the Four Sales LTD estate sales or auctions. I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a quality organization to help them close out an estate.
Bill S., Reston VA
Aug 2, 2012
TO: Whom It May Concern
SUBJECT: ESTATE SALES
Having recently been faced at the age of 78 with a dramatic Downsize from our beautiful home on the Potomac River in Mt Vernon Va with 6400 sq ft and 1000 sq ft of storage area to a Continuing Care Retirement Community apartment of 1850 sq ft…my wife and I were overwhelmed with the expected trauma of what to do with 55 years of “Stuff/Treasures” we couldn’t take with us…so we interviewed four recommended Estate Sale Companies, visited their onsite sales and decided from our own direct on site comparative observations at each sale that the best would be “Four Sales”.
We were delightfully pleased that they exceeded our expectations in every way. They treated our home with respect, dignity, professional pricing and management of the three day sale as though all the contents for sale were their own personal property. When the staff found boxes with personal finance papers, they set them aside telling me I should not allow Social Security numbers to go to the dump where they could be compromised…but should have the papers shredded instead. As opposed to a “Yard Sale, the staff found things that they brought to our attention saying “Do you really want to part with this treasure?”…all in our personal best interest. Several neighbors in the area came to the sale and called us to tell us how impressed they were with the “Four Sales” Team…pointing out that the on site manager, Mark…really was an outstanding leader of the extremely well run operation.
The staff greeted all prospective buyers with “Can we help you focus on your interests?” in a way that turned “browsers” into buyers. While we were advised by the site manager and the owner of “Four Sales” not to come to the house to see our home of 55 years deconstructed and potentially implode emotionally…we couldn’t stay away…and found all the above so pleasing and uplifting, knowing that almost all our treasures not sold would either go to Goodwill or several other charities instead of the dump…made our day.
Four Sales was assisted in the clearance effort by one of their partners. They did a great job helping to empty the home of the 15% or so of unsold items – especially knowing that less than 50% of every truck goes to the landfill. They do this by making low-end donations and recycling before the trucks head to the actual dump. Like the Four Sales team, they treated our home with respect and worked with us in a kind and caring manner.
So…if you want an Estate Sale that is run as a professional business in your best interests and ranks a Perfect “10”…turn to Daniel Sanders and his first class team…they will deliver!
Robert A Rosenberg, Major General USAF (Retired), Alexandria VA
Jul 27, 2012
Daniel, Thanks for managing my Estate Sale. I can't imagine a better way to empty a house of unwanted stuff and get compensation in the process. The staff was terrific.
Thanks for the great service.
John B., Vienna VA
Jul 27, 2012
Thanks for your excellent advice. I'm moving from a 9 room house to an apartment and called Four Sales to determine if an estate sale was the best way to downsize our household. After reviewing our mutual objectives, Daniel advised me that an estate sale might not be the ideal approach and instead, suggested we hold our own "moving sale."
But-- rather than leave it at that-- Daniel spent a good deal of time with me outlining how to organize and execute a professional and successful moving sale. His advice was specific and very comprehensive -- even including pricing strategies and merchandise placement.
Thanks for helping me make some money.
Doug C., Takoma Park MD
Jul 17, 2012
Thank you for your work in selling my sister's estate. Since I live in the Philadelphia, PA area and the sale took place in Northern Virginia it was difficult for me to know the estate market and how to go about having an estate sale. Then you and your Four Sales team came in and handled the sale and the cleaning of the property. My buyer's real estate agent said the house was cleaned to their satisfaction and that I didn't have to travel to VA for the final clean-up.
There is one other very important element which I must address, and, that is the element of security of the sale goods. Your people stopped a neighbor from removing important papers and signed photographs that were in the sale without paying for them. It was your people who were safeguarding my property for my benefit. I thank you very much for your astute concern for the safety of my property.
I would most certainly recommend Four Sales to others who are seeking to have a most efficient and productive estate sale.
Jim M., Annandale VA
Jul 14, 2012
Over the past several months, I had the pleasure to work with Four Sales on an estate sale of the property from my parent's residence. The overall experience was both a very positive one and effortless. In picking Four Sales, we investigated several other firms. Many didn’t even respond and the ones that did required money up front just to assess the effort.
Four Sales came out, provided initial guidance on the multiple approaches to the assets from the residence. We had items that were applicable to both basic and luxury auctions. We also had items that were appropriate for charities and of course some items that were only suitable for disposal. You would think with all the different approaches needed that our involvement would be substantive. On the contrary. Four Sales handled all of the items efficiently, expeditiously and completely to our satisfaction. I could not be more pleased as the house was ready for sale once they completed picking up the various items.
Four Sales, thank you for the work you did taking the burden off our family at a very difficult time.
Eric A., Columbia MD
Jul 10, 2012
Daniel Sanders and the whole Four Sales experience could not have been better from my point of view as executor of an artist's estate. Daniel was very, very helpful both in explaining the process, the ways to maximize returns and lessen the hassle. He did not waste time but was very willing to answer questions, and provide useful and thoughtful advice. It was through Daniel that I found the very capable realtor who handled the sale of the house.
The crew that set up and conducted the sale were experienced, efficient, polite and a pleasure to work with. The estate contained an eclectic collection of art, furniture and household furnishings, some valuable some not and quite difficult to discern the difference. To value these items took appraisers/curators specializing in different areas. Much of their work was then reviewed and if needed further researched. It also contained over 30 large original oil paintings and an equal or greater number of smaller works by the decedent.
The sales itself was orderly and very successful. Publicity and produced a crowd that began assembling two or three hours before hand. Some who lined up were aggressively interested in certain items, yet the opening was orderly, efficient and without acrimony.
The receipts were more than Daniel had estimated and a check for the net proceeds was received within ten days. The house was as promised broom clean and all trash was removed by the end of the day. Charities had arrived and taken what they could use on time and by the end of the day, the house was "broom clean" and all trash was removed.
I an happy to recommend Four Sales without hesitation or qualification.
Falls Church,VA (July 2012)
Ann C., Falls Church VA
Jun 7, 2012
I live in Sarasota, Florida and was unable to manage the day to day work of clearing out my parents’ house in Falls Church, with over sixty years of memorabilia collected from all over the world. In addition to all the stuff, there were disagreements between the siblings which made the process even more difficult, both emotionally and physically.
Daniel helped walk me through scenarios of options and ways to negotiate with the rest of the family so that everyone had their needs met equitably, without stepping on each other’s feelings. He provided an appraiser to let us know how much the items that we each wanted were worth, so that we could equalize the distribution of contents.
As well, we were able to auction those items that truly had value but that the children did not want to keep; which was a relief since we did not want to simply give or throw them away. Perhaps the best part was knowing that the non-auction items could go to charity; and the unusable items would be hauled away; with the house left in turnkey condition and ready to be sold.
Most of this took place while I was 500 miles away. I highly recommend Four Sales for a soup to nuts job, including some hand holding.
Jackie O., Sarasota FL
Jun 4, 2012
I would like to express my appreciation to the crew who came to pick up my son's things for charity. They were incredibly considerate and kind and made a very sad situation seem a little less painful. They also did a wonderful job of doing everything on their own without any guidance or direction from me which again made it a bit easier. I very much appreciate their sensitivity and gentleness. Their expressed desire to donate his things, including things I had included for the trash, made me feel all my son's belongings would not go to waste and would be appreciated. I thank the team and the company.
Maureen R, Great Falls VA
May 31, 2012
just a quick note to thank you for making my first "First Day" estate sale in Alexandria a pleasant experience. All the staff were very professional, polite, and extremely helpful. You were right- that house was packed to the gills with stuff.
Jim F., Savage Mill MD
May 31, 2012
Just wanted you to know I love your Estate Sale emails/website. You recently had an estate sale In my neighborhood, Lowes Island. I sent several neighbors!
Deborah L., Sterling VA
May 31, 2012
I just want to thank you for the tremendous result we got from our recent estate sale in McLean. Your staff were very professional in every aspect of the sale,as well as very personable and friendly. I was truly amazed that you were able to get an older car up and running and sold on the first day of the sale! The clean-up operation after the sale was exactly was exactly as promised--- broom clean. But best of all you were able to refer me to two realtors for sale of the property and I have already signed a contract with one of them.
You were most straight-forward in your estimates of what we had and what to expect. The traffic generated for all three days of the sale was astounding. Even at the very last hour of the sale, things were still flying out the door! Thank you and your great staff for a job well done!
Lori, McLean VA
May 30, 2012
Dear Mr. Sanders,
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful Estate Sale that your company recently conducted for my parents in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Estate Sale took place as my parents were preparing to move to a retirement community so it was understandably a very busy, hectic time for the whole family. This had me concerned as I was afraid the Estate Sale would add yet more for my parents to worry about when their plates were already quite full.
My concern was completely unnecessary however as your staff made the very complicated process of preparing for and holding the Estate Sale as easy as possible for my parents. Your staff was incredibly supportive and professional throughout the whole process. Your first employee showed up an hour early to explain and answer any questions about how the whole process of the Estate Sale would take place. Then when the rest of the team showed up to start the large task of setting up for the sale, they couldn't have been more efficient or reassuring to my parents that everything was going to progress smoothly.
Sure enough when the Estate Sale was held the next Friday and Saturday things couldn't have run any better than they did. Everything was priced and ready to go and the proceeds from the sale exceeded my parents' expectations. Your staff's excellence didn't end with the sale, but continued afterwards as they took care of everything having to do with donating the portion of the unsold items that charities would accept & disposing of the others.
Again, thank you so much for your company's wonderful handling of my parents' Estate Sale as it took what could have been a stressful situation for them and made it instead into a very easy process.
Lee Russell, Arlington VA
May 29, 2012
I wanted to thank you for an outstanding job. As you know I am a real estate agent here in Northern Virginia.
This particular case involved not only another listing and sale, but the owner was a good friend of mine. As such, it was a double edge sword that I should be tasked with the sale and disposal of his belongings and to sell the home.
I was very hesitant at first to try an estate sale, but the heirs were not local and were depending on me to do the right thing. From the moment I first met with you at the house, I knew you were going to conduct the sale with courtesy, and in a dignified, and professional manner. It is a tough time for everyone during an estate sale but you made me and the heirs feel at ease.
Your crew was nothing short of stupendous, they took their time with the staging and pricing of the items. The sale went off with out a hitch and the amount of traffic that you produced was staggering.
We were all absolutely delighted with your service and I highly recommend anyone considering an estate sale to hire your company. There is a reason your are number one in the business, keep up the great work. Thank you again!
Associate Broker, Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty
Four Sales note – Tom Perry was a very impressive real estate agent, he absolutely went above and beyond in both the broad strokes and the fine details for his client. He took many of the actions that we find separate the good from the great when evaluating realtors as advocates for their clients! Please consider working with him.
Tom Perry, Reston VA
May 28, 2012
I appreciate very much Four Sales taking care of every detail of the Estate Sale, from organizing the house for sale, to pricing everything appropriately, to conducting the marathon sale itself over two weekends, and then policing everything up and making donations.
There was a huge amount of property to deal with, which seemed insurmountable to me, but was taken in hand by the Four Sales Team. I had a chance to talk to your team members, and found them to be friendly, helpful, experienced, professional, and hard working. I did not know what to expect, but found myself very pleased with the way Four Sales handled everything, as well as the result.
Thank you, and thank your team for me. It was something I really needed some help on, and Four Sales stepped up and provided it.
Royle Carrington, Alexandria VA
May 26, 2012
My wife Kim and I want to thank you and the FourSales team for doing an outstanding job handling our recent estate sale. You were very responsive and helpful in helping us to plan and prepare for the sale, and based on responses from several friends and neighbors who attend the event, it was a first class operation, from advertising and promoting the event, staging the furniture and items for sale, handling the crowds, and even managing the traffic.
Thank you again. Please be assured that we will recommend Four Sales to all of our friends and neighbors who are contemplating doing an estate sale.
Kenneth Chisolm, Potomac Falls VA