The Prominent Nationwide Cemetery Property Listing Service
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I list my cemetery property on The Cemetery Exchange?
The Cemetery Exchange specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together by having the most prominent national online listing service. Your listing does not get lost among garage sales, autos, furniture, clothing, etc. We also enjoy terrific traffic on our site with over 6000 unique visitors per month.
How must does it cost?
We have 4 pricing structures to list your cemetery property:
Direct Contact Listing
Basic Listing for a one-time fee of $59.95
Private Basic Listing for a one-time fee of $69.95
Private listings show a private email (firstname.lastname@example.org) instead of your personal contact information. Potential buyers contact us first. We filter the spam and scam emails. When we feel that we have received a valid inquiry, we will then release your contact information to the potential buyer. At the same time, we will email you with the name of the person you should be expecting a call from.
Direct Contact Featured Listing for a one time fee of $89.95
Private Featured Listing for a one-time fee of $99.95
With a featured listing your listing remains at the top of your cemetery city page regardless of how many listings come after you. Your listing is showcased on a separate webpage on our site with a link for potential buyers to print a flyer of your property. This is an excellent option for cemetery city pages with many listings. Please check the cemetery city page that you are interested in listing to see if it is of value to you. With both types of listings your listing never expires, there are no renewal fees, no commissions, no broker fees, and we post to Facebook and Twitter. Please note that we do not give refunds. Please ensure that you have communicated with your cemetery regarding your paperwork and that it is in order and that you have the permission from the cemetery to sell.
Most cemetery listing sites will charge a large fee, ask for month to month fees, and expect a portion of your sale when you sell. We are not cemetery brokers therefore we do not charge a commission when you sell or collect any broker fees so you can list with confidence. You have the option of paying with most major credit cards through PayPal or by check. You do not need to have a PayPal account. We use PayPal as our third party processor so we do not capture any of your credit card information.
Do You Charge a Commission?
We do not ask for or require
How do I create a listing?
Listing with The Cemetery Exchange is very easy. You click on the link found on each page 'List Your Property'. The form is very easy to complete and once we receive your information, we will send you a confirmation email. If you selected to pay with PayPal, we will forward an invoice to you directly from PayPal. If you selected to pay by check, your acknowledgement will provide remittance instructions. Once your payment is received we will upload your listing and send you a confirmation email letting you know that your listing is live.
What do I need to do before I list my cemetery property?
Please visit the following link - Things to Know and Do Before you List
How long will it take to sell my cemetery property?
Selling cemetery property is not a fast sale. It is the hardest thing to sell. Cemetery property becomes valuable when there is a need and then it is going to depend on what the buyer is looking for. And with so many choosing cremation, it makes it even harder. So it is very important to provide as much detail as you can about your cemetery property. Check with the cemetery to see what the current retail pricing is for like lots in your section. Start at least 20% below the cemetery retail pricing. Think of it like trying to sell your house. What is going to set you apart from the other listings? Also, with so many people changing or selecting their final disposition as cremation, it becomes harder and harder to sell cemetery property.
I'm a buyer, can I negotiate with you regarding cemetery property?
No. We are not cemetery brokers. If you have an interest in a specific cemetery property and the seller has not provided their contact phone information, just use the private email address on that listing, provide your contact information and we will forward that information to the seller. This way you can negotiate directly with the seller.
I want to buy cemetery property in a specific state and city and I don't see a listing. What do I do?
Just email us and tell us about the kind of property you are interested in, where, how many etc. We will then market your request to see if we can locate a seller that meets your needs.
Do you market the properties that are listed with you?
Yes. In addition to your listing being on the prominent cemetery listing service website nationwide with over 6,000 unique visitors a month, we also send monthly notifications to the surrounding funeral homes that service your cemetery, we also post your listing to Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest. If you make a change to your listing such as reducing your price, we will announce your price reduction on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
We just experienced a death. We need property fast and cannot afford the cemetery pricing. Can The Cemetery Exchange help?
Yes. When you are looking through our listings you will notice the majority of our listings have a 'heart'. This means the seller has designated their cemetery property 'Available for Immediate Need'. If you have found a particular property that you are interested in and the seller has not provided their direct contact phone number, please send an email from the email address on the listing. Be sure if you email that you provide a contact number so we can have the seller contact you. In an immediate need situation, you only have between 12 and 72 hours to secure burial property. So time is of the essence.
Can I make changes to my listing?
Yes. You can make as many changes as you like. Just email us with your changes with your listing number and we'll take care of it.
Why can't I make my own changes?
We do not allow sellers to make changes to their listings. We have spent a lot of time ensuring that our format is easy to navigate for sellers and we have received many compliments just for that. It keeps our website safe, quick and unopen to hackers.
What do I do once my property sells?
Just contact us, provide us with your listing number and we will mark your listing as sold and remove your personal contact information. We like to keep the listings on the site so people know that it works!
You also mention Private Funeral/Cemetery Pre Planning. What is it and how much does it cost?
The Last Plan™ - ($49.95) is a 32 page informational document developed to assist your family members and those responsible for your end of life wishes. We can never assume that the information they will need is readily available to them; or that they will always know where to find the information they need. The Last Plan™ will be the document that your family will go to for vital statistics, medical information, financial and insurance information, Veterans' information, Social Security information, Wills and important document location, burial and funeral information, and Living Will directives. We will work with you privately and assist you in recording your final wishes. We can help you select what you want and where you want it and how you want it. We can explain all the associated costs that a funeral home and cemetery will charge you. Your The Last Plan™ will be provided to you in a hard copy, an email copy, and a CD copy. We also keep a copy in safe keeping in the event that you or your family has misplaced your document, they can contact us and we will provide it to them.
I want to buy a casket, do you sell them?
Not at this time, however that is in the near future along with other funeral products. In the meantime, you can go to our resource directory and see if we have any casket companies listed. If not, contact us, and we can recommend a casket company to you.