A Team Master's
Frequently Asked Questions, (FAQ) about Funerals,
Cemeteries & Burial, Cremation and Pre arrangement.
Research the parlor you are going to do business with. Please always check to see who the real owners are as well. If you are told any of the * above, ask to speak to the manager, or ask to see it in writing, and when they can not produce that, you know it is untrue. Understand your needs prior to calling upon the funeral director. Read all you can here about this purchase. The National Funeral Director's Assoc. puts out a phamlet that shows it is unethical to request a family be there for a delivery. It is also bad sales practice to haggle with someone about price, especially at this time in their life. We give you our best price up front, and so should they. If they are willing to discount it now, ask them to discount the service fees too, by as much, as now you wonder what else they are overcharging for? We double check everything with you, and all others involved, to make sure things are a smooth end result. Please call to ask us questions if you are unsure.
That reads like a sad state of affairs and not all true in saying the whole price was put on the casket. Was the public being highly manipulated? Are they still today? The answer is yes, in both cases. And even worse - - sometimes there is double dipping, in the itemized general price sheet a mortician is required to hand out to the public. It should break the cost of things down - but sometimes over prices items still today. Our funeral consultant services are offered if needed. . The 'house' wins on the still too high fees, and on the still too high costs of the casket, from those who fail to become informed - or wish to shop. But - because a family walks in their door - and this is a biggie, some funeral parlor sales people believe the ' complete sale' is always theirs. It is a business, like any other, but run much differently. Since the directors did and still do fear competition, those that are (as not all are so manipulative) finding unethical ways to prevent freedom of choice - is wrong. Such a time in one's life sometimes takes the will to shop or save money out of the picture - and practiced closed sales persons know this. Yet, in readiness nowadays to loose some sales, some directors have stepped up their basic service fees quite a bit, but didn't lower the cost of the casket all that much, so that is a win / win for their house. People need to look at all details on that price sheet, and know how to read what they are looking at. A consumer should always get price quotes and make informed comparisons on all details and funeral arrangement items presented to them at a parlor, and the funeral director services as well. Worse yet, is when an undertaker tries to bad mouth the competition's product - which is laughable, if it were not so sad an occasion, as many times it is the same unit, just our price is often thousands less. If you run into any morticians that try to do this, or stop your freedom of choice, run! There are so many who are caring and professional, you do not need to take that from anyone. Funeral costs are too high for the family not to be involved in shopping services as well. Funeral planning is far better than at need purchases, but you are still not limited - just be informed.
Yes, insurance companies have paid us direct for payment of funeral product. Just like the director, there are requirements to go through. And yes, we have several plans to pre plan a funeral, or instruments to pre need your funeral arrangements. A Team Master's offers our product in all USA, and deliver to your funeral home of choice. There may be some restriction in selling pre need in your state, as all states are different, but we will look into this for you. All transactions are handled with care and by each state requirements, by professionals permitted to do so. We can assist in many ways - within a network. Since 1998, We have many Thank yous from so many past customers who were so pleased with our services. WE also refer several low cost funeral providers within our network.
Also, check with the city that you live in, some cemeteries have plans for low cost option burials or even free burials to those that qualify. The cemetery low cost option might be a "Random selection" where there are tiers of burials, a row opened in any given day, for the amount of burials purchased like that. Instead of regular fees, it is about 1/2, but the drawback is, the family can't be buried in a group together around this burial. However, if at any time in the future, this bothers a loved one, they can pay the costs to move the body, reburial is an option. With cremation, that could not happen. Pros and cons in all choices, contact us for more information. There are funeral services held at a church with an empty coffin as well, (no one the wiser) just one of many ways to have a meaningful gathering for the deceased last rites. Rental of caskets is often done. Funeral planning is the key.
Yes, this added value "walk thru" on ways to assist in yet more savings, is part of what we provide when we sell you the funeral product. The savings are considerable!. Getting a funeral assistant or Funeral Consultant behind you really matters and is a consumer's guide to the Funeral Service the client wanted. A Team Master's - call today at
800-595-1313 and let us know what it is you need or any questions.
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