How can consumers save money on cremation services?
Try the following: Go to a local telephone book or search on the Internet in the area where the cremation will take place. Look up “Cremation (or Memorial) Services” , and “Funeral Homes”. Call several of them. You should be able to receive price information over the telephone without the need to visit each facility you call.
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With the economy where it is today, some consumers who have purchased burial plots, mausoleum crypts or even cremation niches are trying to sell them. If you are in this category, I suggest trying to sell the property back to the cemetery if it is in a buy back position. You may be offered less money than you paid for the property, but it is an option. Next, try advertising the property in your local newspaper, let the local funeral directors know about your property, seek out burial plot brokers on the web (always make sure these type companies are legitimate) and even look for web sites that advertise this type of property nationally.
This type of real estate is not the easiest piece of property to sell, so plan on seeking out as many areas as possible to help you sell the property. If you are a buyer, always check for the title of the property, making sure the paperwork is in place, and get it verified prior to paying anyone to purchase their property from them, just like any real estate transaction.
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What do you do if you visit a family member’s gravesite, crypt or other cemetery property, and it is not maintained? For example, there is moss or mildew growing on the monument, grass is not manicured, etc.
Review the deed to the cemetery property to see what perpetual care should be provided by the cemetery. The cemetery should be performing the care it agreed to in the purchase contract, and if they are not, this should be brought to the attention of cemetery personnel. If the deed is not available to you or if perpetual care is not discussed in the contract, then talk the problem over with cemetery management.
If you do not get satisfaction there, you could try contacting your local media (TV, newspaper), so perhaps you can get attention drawn to the situation.
Has anyone encountered this problem, and how did you solve it? Please share your experience and suggestions.