Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-25-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Two Bit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Texas hillcountry USA
Posts: 530
Thought there might be someone in our vast array of RVers that is knowledgeable about this subject....

My wife and I have 3 cemetary plots in Dallas TX area we have owned for 20 years (at Bluebonnet Hills cemetary in Colleyville). We now live 400 miles from there and have no use for those plots. We want to sell the plots but have no clue as the best way to do this, how to know what price to ask, not get ripped off, ect...
Several years ago we contacted the cemetary and they informed us, in a very non-helpful manner, that they were not in the business of buying back plots.

Thanks for the help.
Robert
__________________

__________________
Robert & Nancy with "Murphy the EOG"
Murphy has passed on, but Micah and Bogie have assumed the watch! 02 Holiday Rambler 5ver, 2015 Indian Chief Vintage. 98 Coachmen truck camper.
Two Bit is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-25-2008, 06:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Two Bit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Texas hillcountry USA
Posts: 530
Thought there might be someone in our vast array of RVers that is knowledgeable about this subject....

My wife and I have 3 cemetary plots in Dallas TX area we have owned for 20 years (at Bluebonnet Hills cemetary in Colleyville). We now live 400 miles from there and have no use for those plots. We want to sell the plots but have no clue as the best way to do this, how to know what price to ask, not get ripped off, ect...
Several years ago we contacted the cemetary and they informed us, in a very non-helpful manner, that they were not in the business of buying back plots.

Thanks for the help.
Robert
__________________

__________________
Robert & Nancy with "Murphy the EOG"
Murphy has passed on, but Micah and Bogie have assumed the watch! 02 Holiday Rambler 5ver, 2015 Indian Chief Vintage. 98 Coachmen truck camper.
Two Bit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 07:26 AM   #3
Administrator in Memoriam
 
Hitchhiker's Avatar


 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Buladean, NC
Posts: 8,127
They're hard to sell if not impossible; I walked off from two plots that I own in FL when I retired and moved to NC. They were bought in the 60's by my mom and dad who relocated and both passed on elsewhere. I inherited the plots because I lived where they're located.

Before relocating I tried classified ads, selling them back, swapping, etc., but no one wants to buy cemetery plots from individuals. The families will usually just buy them from the cemetery as needed when needed. Good luck with yours, if you're able to unload them post here how you did it and share it with the rest of us.
__________________
'11 GMC Acadia SLT AWD
'11 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab
Hitchhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
RustyJC's Avatar


 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas USA
Posts: 8,854
Robert & Richard,

There's always eBay....

Or, if you don't mind an occasional change of scenery (y'know, that might be nice), there's timeshares.com

(To anyone who may be offended, I apologize. Just a Hurricane Ike survivor who's still without power at home and looking for a little humor in life wherever he can find it.)

Rusty
__________________
2016 Ram Longhorn 3500 Dually 4x4 CCLB, 385/900 Cummins, Aisin AS69RC, 4.10
2014.5 DRV Mobile Suites 38RSSA #6972
Come join us on a TEXAS BOOMERS rally!
RustyJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 07:44 AM   #5
Administrator in Memoriam
 
Hitchhiker's Avatar


 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Buladean, NC
Posts: 8,127
I've looked at the ones listed on eBay, all of them have no bids so I figured 'why bother'. But... ya never know.
__________________
'11 GMC Acadia SLT AWD
'11 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab
Hitchhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
FatDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: NV
Posts: 2,010
Send a message via MSN to FatDog
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">.... (To anyone who may be offended, I apologize. Just a Hurricane Ike survivor who's still without power at home and looking for a little humor in life wherever he can find it.)
Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
sorry TwoBit, for me sneakin in on your thread,
but Rusty how is everyone making it down there without electricity?
it must be REALLY advantageous to have a prepped trailer !
__________________
F350 PSD 4x4 SRW, BanksBrake, FOX res shocks, MagHytec, DP tuner, JohnWood tranny;
ChrisCraft Launch VP8.1 ;
3 hound dogs
FatDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 08:52 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Dave Fernandez's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ontario, CA USA
Posts: 1,294
For my $0.02 why don't you look for a Charity or group that deals with abandoned and murdered children, and donate to them. The little angels need some place to be laid to rest.
__________________
Dave Fernandez
2001, 38ft FDDS, 350 ISC, Tow 2004 Yukon
http://www.alpinesocal.com
Dave Fernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 10:20 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
GraciesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 782
Send a message via AIM to GraciesMom Send a message via Yahoo to GraciesMom
Dave had a great idea, but if you want money for them here is what you do: (I worked as a grief counselor for a BRIEF time . . . ugh, what a depressing job . . .)

Call the local funeral homes and find out the current value for a plot in that cemetery. Put an ad in your local paper (this works really well if it's a small town) or on Craig's List for the plot at a reduced cost. In some cemeteries, it's even permissible to put a small, TASTEFUL "for sale" sign on the plots with your phone number. Black and white, SMALL - no huge red FOR SALE signs. Just a small sign that people would see if they walked by. You can have them custom made at a sign shop. You can also call the VA and offer to donate the plots to veterans.

Good luck!

Bev
__________________
GraciesMom
GraciesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 06:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Jeff_in_The_Dalles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Posts: 544
Heck, if I were you I think I'd find out what funeral homes charge, and run an ad.

Who knows, there might be a family buried nearby who would really like to have a chance to have the plots nearby to keep everyone together...
__________________
Dodge Ram dually laramie 4x4 w/jake, B&W, Brakesmart.
Kit Patio Hauler 394F toyhauler 5th wheel
Camo 680 Rincon, Green 500 Foreman, Blk twincam Roadking
Jeff_in_The_Dalles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 10:20 AM   #10
doc
Senior Member
 
doc's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dixie !! (north Georgia) USA
Posts: 2,953
Don't know much about the cemetary business, but folks are dying to get into them!
The devil made me do it!!
__________________
doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 05:56 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Zimectrin's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Sioux Falls SD USA
Posts: 415
I Googled "Resale Cemetary Plots" and had 21,000 hits. Some at the top looked like they might be useful to you.

Good luck and be sure and share your experiences with us all.
__________________
Steve & Sherri
2002 Winnebago Journey DL 39QD
Zimectrin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 08:24 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Happymi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine & S. Florida
Posts: 122
My father in law passed away last June. When we went to the funeral home they offered us their usual advise. We needed a few plots for our family when it is time.

The location of their plots were not desirable. We have a friend that was in the funeral business before he retired, and we called him for advise. He alerted us about the cemetery not being keen to not buy from them. He was right, they will give you plenty of grieve about buying from someone else. We almost came fist to cuff with them about it, but we bought from someone else in the location that we liked better. They got paid for their service but not the land.

You need to advertise in the local paper what you have and it's location. Best to sell it before the people need it. It takes some time to get the plots transferred as well. We lucked out because we kind of knew who we were buying from and we bought it just after my father in laws death.
__________________
2007 Newmar Dutch Star 4324
2008 Jeep Wrangler
Happymi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 12:59 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: ottawa
Posts: 5
having worked as a funeral director for 42 years (happily now retired)I can give you some advicw.
lots are hard to sell; the best way is to offer them to a funeral home in the area on consignment, that way when they have an at-need family without a lot they can sell to them at a discounted price to the cemetery.
good luck
__________________

__________________
baboo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MONKEY BUSINESS pemsit RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 2 01-16-2009 09:51 AM
Dicor still in business? sparetire MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 10-17-2008 10:45 PM
RV Business Article - RoadRohrers Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 4 04-17-2008 08:36 AM
Pecans in the Cemetary jeeprubi RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 1 11-02-2007 09:09 AM
Help-OUT OF BUSINESS? Ronnie and Ginger 5th Wheel Discussion 3 10-15-2005 09:13 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.