A Funeral cost question is always asked and happens right after you arrange your loved ones funeral. Who asks the question–The Funeral Home owner or manager. The majority of Funeral Home owners managers and the like, always ask –How much Funeral cost $$$ did you get? What did you sell? and How much did you get? This question has great effect on the average cost of a funeral.
This is still the norm in Norh America…
Many Funeral Directors view it as a Funeral Product Industry and not a Funeral Service Industry.
The price is being paid with the rise of low cost and green funerals.
I say this in kindness and hope of Change.
The Special Funeral Packages and the casket always are the Funeral Home Managers focus!
It is simply true, Funeral Directors have a vested interest in Caskets and Urns. Saying the word Tell me where they sell caskets and urns close to cost. There s one place…The Internet.
Funeral Directors do not let folks know about funeral arrangements until it happens whether it is preneed or at need. There should be a required course in HS–How to Negotiate a Funeral! The old funeral books from 1963 to 2002 are ancient history. Education is the answer but 21st century funeral education is the key.
We live in mobile society and most folks do not have a real clue about a Funeral Homes Reputation. Great service can be had for lower cost. It is all about the service, but that includes delivering products close to cost. This is now possible because of the internet.
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Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger, State of Illinois