Four Sales Ltd

(703) 256-8300  Bonded and Insured Elite member since Aug 10, 2010

About Four Sales Ltd

Four Sales, Ltd., founded in 1972, is the largest and most innovative estate sales company in the Washington metropolitan area. The company has over 40 years in the estate liquidation business and is backed by more than 3,000 satisfied clients who can confirm that Four Sales has the expertise and the essential attributes necessary to feature successful estate sales.

Four Sales prides itself in presenting estate and moving sales with energy, integrity and intelligence. Additionally, the staff of Four Sales understands that the liquidation of a lifetime of possessions- be it one's own or a loved one's- can be an ordeal. Four Sales brings not only compassion but also years of experience.

Service areas

Based out of Annapolis, MD also serving areas near Washington , DC , Annapolis , MD , Baltimore , MD , Bowie , MD , Chevy Chase , MD , Edgewater , MD , Frederick , MD , Potomac , MD , Rockville , MD , Silver Spring , MD , Lancaster , PA , York , PA , Alexandria , VA , Arlington , VA , Charlottesville , VA , Fairfax , VA , Falls Church , VA , Fredericksburg , VA , Gainesville , VA , Great Falls , VA , Petersburg , VA , Richmond , VA , Sterling , VA and Warrenton , VA

Memberships & Associations

  • Better Business Bureau

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Oct 4) Wednesday, October 4, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! ***** DESCRIP...

2858 N Seminole Trail Madison, VA 22727
Sale starts Wed. Oct 4, 2023 at 9:30 AM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Oct 18) Wednesday, October 18, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! ***** DESCR...

2858 N Seminole Trail Madison, VA 22727
Sale starts Wed. Oct 18, 2023 at 9:30 AM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Nov 1) Wednesday, November 1, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! ***** DESCRI...

2858 N Seminole Trail Madison, VA 22727
Sale starts Wed. Nov 1, 2023 at 9:30 AM EDT
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.

Vehicles, Tractors, Tools, Sporting Goods, and More Live Estate Auction (Sep 23) Saturday, September 23, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Friday 10 am - 6 pm ***** Auction will be held simultaneously online and in-house for selected items. Muc...

Sale ended Sat. Sep 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Sep 13) Wednesday, September 13, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! Box Lots outsid...

Sale ended Wed. Sep 13, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Sep 6) Wednesday, September 6, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! Box Lots outside ...

Sale ended Wed. Sep 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Awesome Arlington Estate Sale! (August 25-27) Great house in Arlington featuring porcelain, china, crystal, glass, funriture, artwork, decorator accessories, household, and lots more! Join us! *** SIGN UP HERE FOR YOUR FRIDAY ONLY ENTRY NUMBER *** ...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (August 23) Wednesday, August 23, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am – 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! Box Lots outsid...

Sale ended Wed. Aug 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Super Nice Springfield Estate Sale! (August 18-20) Beautiful home of long time residents in a great neighborhood. This home features wonderful items such as great like-new furniture, artwork, fine figurines, china, crystal, great patio furniture, dec...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Advertising Tins Online Only Auction! (Closing August 16) ****** Auction will be held online only! Bidding now open ****** PLEASE READ AUCTION INFORMATION HERE! Information pertains to all lots. Preview will be on Tuesday August 15, 2023, from 10...

Bidding ended Wed. Aug 16 at 6:00PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (August 16) Wednesday, August 16, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am – 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! Box Lots outsid...

Sale ended Wed. Aug 16, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (August 9) Wednesday, August 9, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am – 7 pm Elegant McLean Mansion Contents! Professional Soundboard & Band Items, Roseville, Advertising, Artwork, Glass & Ceramics! Bo...

Sale ended Wed. Aug 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Wonderful Woodbridge Estate Sale! (August 4-6) This home is loaded with a curated selection of great furniture, rugs, artwork, decorator accessories, tools, and more!! *** SIGN UP HERE FOR YOUR FRIDAY ONLY ENTRY NUMBER *** *** Online entry numbers ...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (July 26) Wednesday, July 26, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! 2+ trailers of Box ...

Sale ended Wed. Jul 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Super Cool Alexandria Estate Sale! (July 21-23) Great furniture from classic antiques to cool barrister bookcases, MCM items, vintage toys, elegant rugs, and lots more! Do not miss this fine estate sale presented by Four Sales. *** SIGN UP HERE FOR ...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Fun McLean Estate Sale! (July 14-16) This sale has a little bit of everything including rugs, books, sterling silver, china, silk panels, and tons more! We are still unpacking and sorting and probably will be until opening! Mark your calendar. *** S...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (July 12) Wednesday, July 12, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! Box Lots outside to...

Sale ended Wed. Jul 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Stunning Leesburg Estate Sale! (Jun 30-Jul 2) This gorgeous Leesburg home features fantastic antiques, collectibles, items from world travels, furniture and furnishings, artwork, rugs, decorator accessories, and lots more! Don't miss this mansion est...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (June 21) Wednesday, June 21, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Meissen and Dresden porcelain, Waterford crystal, Great Furniture, Car and Plane Models & Lots of Wildlife! Box lots outside ...

Sale ended Wed. Jun 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Estate Sale Gem in Sterling! (June 16-17) This sale includes a very nice dining room suite, artwork, patio furniture, great clocks, Hammond organ, sterling silver, jewelry, and lot more! See you in Sterling. *** SIGN UP HERE FOR YOUR FRIDAY ONLY ENT...

Sale ended Sat. Jun 17, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Elegant Home in the Heart of Old Town Alexandria Estate Sale! (June 9-11) This sale is filled with fine furnishings, amazing rugs, great artwork, and trus antiques!! A SALE NOT TO MISS! *** SIGN UP HERE FOR YOUR FRIDAY ONLY ENTRY NUMBER *** *** Onli...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Great Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (June 7) Wednesday, June 7, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, beer steins, silver plates, metal castings, crystal, china, silver, ru...

Sale ended Wed. Jun 7, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Fun Early Summer in Springfield Estate Sale! (June 2-4) This sale features a little of everything including traditional furniture, quilts, shop tools, decorator accessories, Native American jewelry, and lots more! This is going to be a great sale! *...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Gorgeous Home in North Arlington! (May 19-21) This home features fantasdtic furnishings from MCM to French Provincial. Fine china, Bohemian crystal, great artwork, rugs, 2008 MAZDA CX-9, and lots more! Don't miss this great sale! *** SIGN UP HERE FO...

Sale ended Sun. May 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Toy Tractors, Banks & More Online Only Auction! (Closing May 17) ****** Auction will be held online only! Bidding now open ****** Auction is On-Line Only Preview will be May 16 and 17 from 10-6 PM. The sale will start closing at 7 PM May 17th P...

Bidding ended Wed. May 17 at 7:00PM EDT

Disney and More Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (May 17) Wednesday, May 17, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, Disney collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! Hund...

Sale ended Wed. May 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Vehicles, Tools, Sporting Goods & More Auction!! (May 6) Saturday, May 6, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Friday 10 am - 6 pm ***** Auction will be held SIMULTANEOUSLY online and in-house for cars and firearms. Selected Items Online Much Much...

Sale ended Sat. May 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Final Day Collector Estate Sale in Alexandria! (May 6) Join Four Sales for this trip through mid-centry and art deco items. Great inventory that includes MCM furniture, Orientalia, electronics, collectibles, movie posters, baseball cards, and lots mo...

Sale ended Sat. May 6, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (May 3) Wednesday, May 3, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Movie Posters, comics, 100's of Classic Vinyl Record Albums by the Box, and Lots More! Box Lots outside to start. ***** FURN...

Sale ended Wed. May 3, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Serious Collector Estate Sale in Alexandria! (April 28-30) Join Four Sales for this trip through mid-centry and art deco items. Great inventory that includes MCM furniture, Orientalia, electronics, collectibles, movie posters, baseball cards, and lot...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Alexandria Great Furnishings Estate Sale (April 21-22). Join us at this lovely home for like new furnishings, decorator accessories, and lots of fun smalls and collectibles. Do not miss this eye-popping sale! *** SIGN UP HERE FOR YOUR FRIDAY ONLY EN...

Sale ended Sat. Apr 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Apr 12) Wednesday, April 12, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, artwork, comic books, and more! Box lots...

Sale ended Wed. Apr 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Gorgeous Classic Estate Sale in Mt Vernon! (Mar 24-26) Great inventory that includes true antique furniture, classic sitting room furniture, fantastic lamps, artwork, china, crystal, and lots more! Join us in our "Trip Back in Time!" *** SIGN UP HER...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Awesome Geodes and Cool Stuff Estate Sale! (Mar 17-19) Seriously one of the coolest sales we've ever presented. Geodes! Geodes! Geodes!, china, crystal, Mercedes C230, fur coats, alabaster busts, gem stones, pottery, tools, and more! You do not want ...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Mar 15) Wednesday, March 15, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! Box Lots Outsid...

Sale ended Wed. Mar 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Elegant Mount Vernon Estate Sale (March 10-12). Sale features vintage camera equipment including cameras and enlargers, fine china, crystal, artwork, furniture, decorator accessories, household, kitchenali, and more. Silver artwork to sterling and lo...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Vehicles, Tools, Sporting Goods & More Auction!! (Mar 4) Saturday, March 4, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Friday 10 am - 6 pm ***** Auction will be held SIMULTANEOUSLY online and in-house for cars and firearms. Selected Items Online Much Much...

Sale ended Sat. Mar 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Mar 1) Wednesday, March 1, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm LOOK at This Great Auction! Incredible furniture, True works of art, Fabulous clocks, Tables of toy trains, MCM & So Much Mo...

Sale ended Wed. Mar 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Fine Arlington Estate Sale (Feb 24-26). Home of long time resident featuring pottery, china, antiques collectibles, furniture, figurines, fine rugs, clothing, kitchenalia, household, and lots more! Join us for this great sale! *** SIGN UP HERE FOR Y...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Cool Picker's Estate Sale in Alexandria (Feb 17-19). Features include antique furniture, taxidermy mounts, tools, a very cool antique cash register, lots of other collectibles, and lots more! This sale has something for everyone! See you in Fort Hunt...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Feb 15) Wednesday, February 15, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm TWO Trailers full of Furniture & Tools outside to start and Lots of Treasures to be Found! Sale includes a fantastic se...

Sale ended Wed. Feb 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Alexandria WOW!! Estate Sale (Feb 10-12). Great home featuring antiques, great MCM rattan seating group, Baldwin baby grand piano, collectibles, rugs, lamps, clocks, artowrk, decorator accessories, and lots more! Do not miss this eye-popping sale! *...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Guitars & More Music Shop Contents Online Auction! (Closing Feb 8) ****** Auction will be held online only! Bidding now open ****** MUSIC STORE! Super selection of quality musical instruments and so much more! 500+ lots On-Line Only Preview will ...

Bidding ended Wed. Feb 8 at 6:00PM EDT

Awesome Alexandria Estate Sale (Feb 3-5). Beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood features 1977 Corvette, artwork, wonderful purses, contemporary and traditional furniture, audio and TV electronics, crystal, china, collectibles, lamps, patio furniture...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 5, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Wonderful Mid-Week Live Estate Auction! (Feb 1) Wednesday, February 1, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Fantastic selection of antiques, furniture, collectibles, crystal, china, silver, rugs, artwork, and more! ***** FURNIS...

Sale ended Wed. Feb 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Gorgeous Mason Neck (Lorton) Estate Sale (Jan 27-29) featuring great antiques, fantastic clocks, rugs, artwork, Venetian glass, furniture, decorator accessories, household, and lots more. This sale has EVERYTHING you want in an estate sale! *** SIGN...

Sale ended Sun. Jan 29, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Super Fun Contemporary Arlington Estate Sale (Jan 20-21) featuring wonderful furnishings that will look GREAT in your home! Items include great rugs, leather club chairs, like new furniture, artwork, decorator accessories, household, and lots more. S...

Sale ended Sat. Jan 21, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Overflow from New Year's Day Live Estate Auction! (Jan 18) Wednesday, January 18, 2023, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm Great Items that We Just Couldn't fit in the New Year's Day Auction! Auction offered in-house Only. ***** FU...

Sale ended Wed. Jan 18, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Best of the Best NYD 2023 Live Estate Auction! (Jan 1) Sunday January 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am Preview Friday & Saturday 10-7 Auction will be conducted on-site and online simultaneously starting at 9:30am ***********************************************...

Sale ended Sun. Jan 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Fabulous Falls Church Estate Sale (Dec 16-18). Beautiful home features fine furnishings, antiques, duck decoys, duck prints/stamps, Herend figurines, sterling silver, decorator accessories, and more! A great last sale of 2022! *** SIGN UP HERE FOR Y...

Sale ended Sun. Dec 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

Beautiful Bethesda Estate Sale (Dec 9-11) features AMAZING items from around the world. Features include fine china, sterling, textiles, jewelry, artwork, great furniture, decorator accessories, and more! This house has it ALL! Don't miss this gorgeo...

Sale ended Sun. Dec 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

Mid-Week Household and Collectibles Live Estate Auction! (November 30) Wednesday, November 30, 2022, starting at 9:30 am Preview: Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm Last Auction Live Auction of 2022! Two (2) trailers of Box Lots Outside to Start! ***** FURNISH...

Sale ended Wed. Nov 30, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT

Immaculate Gainesville Estate Sale (Nov 18-20). Home is filled with fine furnishings, leather sofas, formal dining room, decorator accessories, and more! Everything here would look great in your home! Don't miss this gorgeous sale! *** SIGN UP HERE ...

Sale ended Sun. Nov 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

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What People Say About Four Sales Ltd
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.
The Lopez Family
Alexandria, Virginia
October 16 2013
An Amazing Company!
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)
A Smooth and Professional Operation!
After my aunt's passing, I was given 30 days for a FULL clean out of a 3 bedroom condominium. Four Sales came in and took everything I couldn't find a home for that was still very useful stuff, then donated it to a charity for me.

I wasn't sure what to expect - probably still in shock from the whole experience. They came in and moved everything left in the condominium in a matter of 2 hours. Everything was moved carefully, quickly and neatly - right into their truck. The donation receipt was sent to me shortly after the pickup.

I couldn't have done it myself!

Leigh H. ~
Gaithersburg, MD (September 2013)
Broom clean in a matter of hours!
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 (September 2013)
I'll be back again soon!
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. ~
Annandale, VA (October 2013)
Estate Sale at a Parent's Home
Four Sales priced all the items, set up and held the estate sale. In addition to the sale, Four Sales arranged for trash removal, charity pick up and hauling.

Overall it went well. We did not make as much money as hoped for, but the house was empty after the sale and ready to go on the market.


Ernest D.
Woodbridge, VA (October 2013)

Editorial Note: The asset is almost always the home itself! Sometimes the best thing an estate sale can do is to get the house empty without expense to the family to make the sale of the home possible. Sales results are always driven by the items being offered for sale and their condition.
They got the job done so we could get the house on the market!
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)
Straight Talk and Great Business Practices!
Dear Daniel,
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
Tara T.
Springfield, VA (October 2013)
Problem Solved!
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)
Four Sales Was The Answer!
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!
Four Sales was incredibly helpful in Fairfax Station!
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. ~
Washington, DC
Very pleased with your services!
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. ~
Honolulu Hawaii
Four Sales made our dreams come true!
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 (June 2013)
I would not hesitate to recommend Four Sales!
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 (June 2013)
Kind words from a long time customer!
Disposing of a loved one's household is never easy.
The best decision we made was contacting Four Sales Daniel Sanders , the company's President, 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 (June 2013)
Navigating a Difficult Time Made Easier
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 Sanders, 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.~
from Atlanta, GA for sale held in Fairfax, VA (June 2013)
Four Sales managed our estate sale and our family was pleased with the proceeds!
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.~
Co-Chair Church Yard Sale
Oakton, VA (June 2013)
Support from Four Sales for our Church Yard Sale
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 I. ~
Rocky Mount, North Carolina (project in Alexandria, VA)
By recommendation from a valued friend!
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 (April 2013)
Thank you for Making My Move a Breeze!
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, Virginia (April 2013)
Four Sales Takes Care of Our Home!
Dear Daniel:
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. ~
Northern Virginia (March 2013)
Addicted to Four Sales!
Dear Daniel,
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,
Roz B.
Potomac, MD (March 2013)
Thank you for your time and advice!
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 (February 2013)
Testimonial for My Aunt's Estate Sale
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.
Charles M.
Arlington, VA (January 2012)
Extremely Pleased in Arlington!
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, 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 and Jay
Yorktown, VA (December 2012)
Four Sales exceeded our expectations in every way!
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, Virginia
Professional, Courteous and Respectful - Thanks!
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 (now from San Diego, CA)
October 2012
A Daunting Task!
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, Virginia (September 2012)
Four Sales Really Made My Life Easier!
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 to New York (September 2012)
Professional and Accurate
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
Super helpful - Thanks!
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 (August 2012)
We couldn't be happier!
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.
Strong Praise From A Customer!!
A Dramatic Downsize!
Dear Daniel:
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 McC.
Philadelphia, PA for Annandale, VA home (July 2012)
Thank You for a Safe and Secure Estate Sale Event
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.
from Vienna, VA for parents home in Columbia, MD (July 2012)
Thank you for the work you did taking the burden off our family
An eclectic collection of art, furniture and household furnishings Job Well Done!
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.
For Parent's Home in Falls Church from Sarasota, FL (June 2012)
Sixty Years of Memorabilia...
Dear Daniel,
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 H.
McLean,Va. (May 2012)
Tremendous Results!
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 R
Arlington, VA (May 2012)
A Very Busy, Hectic Time for the Whole Family!
Thank You for an Outstanding Job!
Dear Daniel and the Four Sales Team,
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 C.
Alexandria, VA (May 2012)
Step Up and Lend a Hand
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 C. ~
Potomac Falls, VA (May 2012)
A First Class Operation
Dear Daniel,
I want to thank you and the staff of Four Sales for the superior work you did on my two-weekend Estate Sale in mid-February. The entire experience surpassed my highest expectations. Beginning with our first meeting I felt you represented a very professional and experienced group of people. As there is always stress associated with a major lifestyle change you helped me think through both my decision to downsize and the necessary decisions on which belongings to keep and which to let go to new homes.
I heard many good comments from friends and neighbors who attended the sale. All said your staff was available to help, friendly and seemed to be having as good a time as those who were looking to buy. On the one day I came by I was especially pleased to hear comments from people as to how organized the groupings of items were, with plenty of space to move from room to room and be able to get close to small items. The way your staff dealt with the sheer number of attendees was amazing. Clearly the advertising and websites you use work! Many of my neighbors and friends told me they came back multiple times as there was just too much to take in on one trip. Many also sent pictures to other people they thought would be interested in specific items.
I was also pleased to see the few remaining items go to the company that would look through them and see that what was usable would be put to a good use and only the absolutely unusable would be discarded.
All in all m experience with you and Four Sales was much more positive than I could have hoped for at this time in my life. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone.
Catherine (Kay) B. ~
Oakton, VA (March 2012)
Spectacular Oakton Virginia Estate Sale Delivers Results for Client!
After my brother's recent passing, it became clear upon arriving in the Arlington area that I also needed to set up an estate sale to deal with the contents of his house and property. I researched and checked out a few other companies before making my decision, but it was clear from the first initial phone call that I felt secure in choosing Four Sales to assist.
Everything from the evaluation of the property, to the set up of the sale was done with prompt courtesy and respectful of the time frame and guidelines that were delicate in my situation. The team were professional and extremely easy to work with, and very upfront and direct with every aspect of what to expect from start to finish. Four Sales did a fantastic job in properly advertising the sale in advance, generating much interest from the initial posting
The Four Sales staff were prompt and quick in addressing any concerns I had with the property prior to the estate sale, and dealt with those actions swiftly and to my satisfaction. The overall experience made it extremely easy on me to focus on other matters. Post sale, the itemized breakdown and final payment were issued and sent faster than expected It was a pleasure working with Daniel Sanders and his crew, as I know I made the right choice in working with Four Sales, and would highly recommend them for any estate sales or personal property evaluation.
Bob M. from Seattle, WA (March 2012)
Professional and extremely easy to work with
I am sorry I haven't written earlier Thank you for selling all the items in my Aunt's estate At first I thought that your fees were too high, but you did EVERYTHING you said you would and in the timeframe that met all my wishes Four Sales was the only company that came through for me and completed the project EXACTLY as you promised.
Thank you,
Carolyn M. ~
Washington, DC (January 2012)
Auntie HAD a Doll Collection, and then is was SOLD! (Washington, DC)
Dear Four Sales,
I stopped by the house this evening and I was speechless, in a good way. Everything was gone. It was such a huge relief.
Tracy W. ~
Fairfax, VA (February 2012)
Take Me Away To The Auction! (Fairfax, VA)
Dear Daniel and the Four Sales Team,
Since most clients of Four Sales have only one lifetime experience with an estate sale it might be useful for prospective clients to hear from a past clientan older couple that had decided to move after 43 years in a large home into a smaller assisted- living apartment.
We began by assuming that we could carry out such a large down-sizing 'retail'that is, by searching out buyers for the many things we could not take with us. We tentatively sold some of the larger woodworking items but quickly discovered that it would take forever, if at all, to dispose of the hundreds of items remaining. Four Sales then introduced its alternativea professional team to mount a proper sale with accredited appraisers, proper advertising, a proper staff and experienced management. Since its contract to do so also provides that the owner will not engage in competitive selling of selected items we called back the few tentative sales we had made and left the entire job to Four Salesconverting, if you will, from 'retail' to professional 'wholesale.'
Four Sales then (a) came in five days early to set up the sale, (b) worked, on one night until 4:00 am, to price over a thousand items, (c) researched the internet to discover surprisingly high values for several sculptures and paintings, (d) advertised the sale extensively, listing over one hundred photos on its internet home page, (e) moved and assembled like items to present them appropriately throughout the house, (f) attracted an estimated 1500 buyers to 16 hours of sales over three days, (g) with half a dozen staff members throughout the house, completed 937 transactions with an average value of $37 (that's one sale every minute), (h) sold just under 90% of everything it had priced, (i) arranged for delivery of unsold items to charitiesdocumenting an appropriate tax deduction for the owners and (j), left the house empty and 'broom clean.' Four Sales accomplished, smoothly and professionally, every element of its contract.
We learned from this experience another important fact: The estate sale clientele includes distant collectors and dealers that Four Sales cultivates and that the home-owner could never find.
The Four Sales fee and expenses for its service ran about one-third of the proceeds. Initially we thought this a bit high. Retrospectively, we realized how much of what they did we simply could not have done and that Four Sales earned every penny of its fee.
Dave A. ~
Falls Church, VA (February 2012)
An Estate Sale by the Numbers (Falls Church, VA)
From my first call to Four Sales, until the apartment was completely cleaned out, all of the employees were extremely professional Jeff, Joe and Satron were on-time, polite, helpful, hard workers. Jeff did a walk-through with me and noticed that by reconfiguring the truck requirement I could save more than $1,000! I love the honesty of the company and the team that showed up in Silver Spring, MD. I would definitely hire Four Sales again.
Tanya H. ~
Silver Spring, MD (February 2012)
Charity Clean Out (Silver Spring, MD)
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