Cash Buyouts
For Estates

45 Years of Successful Estate Sales
Throughout Central Florida

We provide a complete professional and ethical handling of your entire estate from start to finish.

Selling your personal property, fine furnishings, porcelains, crystal, oriental carpets, china, jewelry, silver, collectibles, antiques, art, yard equipment, tools, cars, or electronic equipment can be an overwhelming, risky, and stressful task.

We know how difficult it is to choose one company over another. There are many companies that do estate and moving sales in Central Florida. Which company will be sensitive to your sales needs? Which company will yield you the most profit?

  • We are licensed and insured.
  • We handle all of the advertising, set-up, clean-up, and staffing for you at no additional charge.
  • Our commission rate is usually between 25-35% of the gross sales, but we’ll provide a more specific rate after reviewing the estate.

Downsizing

Relocating from a large family home filled with memories to a retirement home

Moving

Is a major stress whether its to relocate across town or out of state

Passing

And sometimes change and stress are thrust upon us when a loved one passes away

How it Works

We offer cash buy-outs, from a single item to complete estates. For minimal estates and where sales are not permitted, such as some condos, gated communities, or retirement homes, the items will be moved to another location for the best exposure. This ensures a great sale. For a home filled with a lifetime’s accumulation, we conduct the sale on-premise based on a reasonable percentage of gross sales.

Our goal is to make this as easy for you as we can. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • We’ll meet with you before the sale to discuss your expectations as well as explain our process.
  • Attractively display your personal property on tables covered with linens.
  • Place more valuable and fragile items in locked display cases for security.
  • Professionally stage your home furnishings to appeal to the buyers.
  • Clean any glassware and polish any silver that warrants it.
  • Our experienced staff prices all items according to fair market value.
  • For higher value and rare items, perform expert market research using the latest techniques will be performed.
  • Highly-visible professional road signs are placed on the streets the day of the sale to direct traffic (where permitted by community regulations).
  • Information regarding your sale will be posted on this site, Craig’s List, along with photos and maps directing people to the sale.
  • Email advertisements about your sale will be sent to our exclusive 1000+ clients who have signed up for our email notification program.

    Note: We never use spam. All of our email addresses are persons who have attended our sales in the past or have signed up on this website. This means more serious buyers, assuring a successful sale.

  • General clean-up after the sale. Removal/disposal of any unwanted items per your
    instructions. Property left broom swept clean.
  • Provide a final inventory of all sale items upon reconciliation.

About Us

John C. Locks Antiques & Estates specializes in estate liquidations and moving sales in the Central Florida area. We are locally owned and operated. We professionally stage, manage and liquidate entire estates for a reasonable fee based on a percentage of the gross sales. There are never any out of the pocket expenses. We also buy estates out-right for cash, from a single item to complete contents.