“I want to make a positive impact on the lives of those around me, whether those people be family, friends, associates, clients, or customers.”
“Four Sales, Ltd., is all about helping families in transition in a meaningful and practical manner,” Daniel Sanders begins. “The most significant factor in keeping people from transitioning to the next phase in their lives, whether that is retirement, downsizing, or dealing with the passing of a loved one, is the answer to the one simple question of what to do with the unwanted personal property in the home.”
Daniel and his team at Four Sales work with families, individuals, and executors to answer this question daily.
Four Sales, Ltd.
Four Sales, Ltd., was founded in 1972. During the past 48 years, they have conducted and presented over 3,000 estate sales in the greater D.C. metro area.
“We conduct about 125 onsite client events and serve more than 450 clients each year,” Daniel says.
These sales take place at small, large, and historic homes, as well as condominiums and townhouses in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. When an estate sale is not the most appropriate solution, Four Sales offers auction services to satisfy the demand for smaller consignments. The company also has standing relationships with auction houses around the country to handle high-end specialty or fine items.
“We pride ourselves on serving our clients with compassion and professionalism while offering our customers a pleasant estate-sale shopping experience.”
A Natural Fit
Originally from the Netherlands, Daniel took over Four Sales from the founders 15 years ago.
Daniel enjoyed a long career in the corporate world, where he ran a 32-country business for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. After returning to the United States, he worked as director of marketing and sales for a Canadian start-up that was successfully sold, worked as a business consultant for start-up businesses in the United States and Canada to attract investors and accelerate business growth to realize their sales objectives, and, in the early 2000s, worked as the business development director for a government contracting company in the safety and security space.
When the opportunity presented itself to take over Four Sales, Ltd. from the original owners, it didn’t take long for all parties to realize that this business was a natural fit for Daniel’s expertise in improving operations, sales, marketing, and brand management.
Daniel has built Four Sales into a repeat recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, and the company has twice been recognized on the INC 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.
Partnering For Success
Almost every real estate agent encounters homes that need to be emptied – either to get it on the market or to get it empty for settlement.
“We answer the burning question that keeps most people from listing their home for sale: ‘What do I do with my stuff?’” Daniel says. “Real estate agents that engage us early in the process of pursuing a listing are more successful in signing listings because we always make them shine.”
Daniel and Four Sales regularly share with and receive referrals from their many real estate partners; the team visits about 25 new and potential clients weekly.
“Since we want to work with every real estate agent that needs our help, any referrals we generate come without referral fees or strings attached,” Daniel says.
“[Our biggest win-win is] any project where the seller is de-acquisitioning fun, interesting, and valuable items that allows us to be part of a family’s transition from their current situation to the desired one,” Daniel says. “Our clients are almost equally divided between those who are moving or downsizing from a primary residence to a new home and those who are dealing with the ‘true’ estate (someone has passed away) of a friend, client, or loved one. Our goal is always to help the persons themselves — or their representatives — both empty the home and generate a positive economic return for our efforts, at the lowest possible cost.”
Daniel and his team know that with each successfully completed project, they are making a difference for their clients.
“We absolutely love to hear those simple words: ‘Thank you.’”
For more information, please visit foursales.com.