burial rights through the Cemetery Property Multi-Listing program of Grave Solutions.
One of the least pleasant but unavoidable
tasks of life is the selection and purchase of cemetery property. During
the past half century the battle cry of cemetery sales and marketing people has been
“Pre Need” or buying in advance of need by pre-planning burial arrangements.
The alternative is buying
“At Need” or at the time of death when the family is least prepared for the selection and decision making
process. All purchases are made with the cemeteries because there was
no other market to select from. Grave Solutions is now
developing the first and only secondary market of cemetery property in the United States. This Cemetery Property
Multi-Listing Program will feature the resale property that is for sale by owners, the resale property listed with
brokers and the commercial offerings of cemeteries that wish to advertise in the Cemetery Property Multi-Listing
Program. This gives the consumer the best opportunity to shop and compare in the privacy of their home or office,
various locations and options, without the pressure of a commission driven sales representative.
The advantages of purchasing
are generally much lower than the cemeteries list price or best promotional price.
perpetual care or endowment care has already been paid by the original purchaser.
may be available in choice locations or in gardens that the cemetery has limited inventory or has sold out.
is the best-kept secret around. Most cemeteries have a like kind for
like kind exchange program. Under this program a person has the right to trade their property from one location to
another within the cemetery and only pay the price differential. A
brochure on this subject is available from our product store
for cemetery property - Getting
you or your family own more cemetery property than you need? Have you inherited property that you have no idea what to do
with? Have you relocated and
have no intention of ever returning to the area where your cemetery
property is located, not even for burial. Have you just plain changed your
mind about being buried in the cemetery where you own property?
believe that the Cemetery Property Multi-Listing Program developed by Grave
Solutions is your best
opportunity to turn your unwanted or unusable property into cash.
list your property on the Internet in an easy to find format that will
make your property available to over 100 million users, 24 hours a day, 7 days
of the 22 thousand Funeral Homes nationwide will have the capability of accessing Grave
Solutions and helping families locate cemetery property right from the
arrangement room of the funeral home.
Generally, funeral directors are prohibited from recommending
cemeteries, but they would have little challenge assisting a family in
searching a web site when requested by the family.
Public awareness of
has been enhanced by strategic placement of keywords on
Internet search engines. To get started the fee for advertising your
property is $59. If you desire brokerage services, you should
request an appraisal at the same time as placing the ad for a total
fee of $89. Appraisals by themselves for the purpose of a tax-deductible
donation are $49. To order an appraisal, call Gravesolutions
at 888-742-8046 toll free.
provide you with a written appraisal of your cemetery property which can be used with your tax
return should you decide to donate your cemetery property to a qualifying
charity for a tax-deduction. Included with the appraisal, Grave Solutions will advise of the transfer fees that may be imposed by the
cemetery when you transfer cemetery property to a new owner. Grave Solutions will furnish all necessary forms required by the cemetery
when you transfer cemetery property to a new owner.