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Question DetailsAsked on 10/12/2017

I need help selling a double Mosilium Crypt located in Rochester Hills Mi.

It is in a gorgeous garden of Statues and walkways with resting benches and wooded areas all around. Leaving the state with family after 25 yrs. No longer needed.

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No way to sell it on/through Angies List.

Of course you can sell it back to the cemetary in most cases - which would normally give you a "low bid" amount to think of - but in some cases they waive their usual transfer fee if being transferred to them, which can run hundreds of $ in some cases, so sometimes you actually get a better deal that way.

Also - some cemetaries do not allow multi-family use of crypts/funeral structures, if some family member(s) are already buried there, so check the transfer/ownership rules in detail - usually online for larger cemetaries. Also - check the ownership rules - commonly, especially if the original purchaser is deceased, ALL nexxt of kin have to agree to the transfer/sale, because it is common for unused plots and the general "ownership" rights to pass to the next of kin automatically.

Of course you can also advertise in the local paper or on Craigslist or local web sale sites - just check with cemetary first on transfer fees and exact paperwork needed and such.

Online and in papers, you can also find ads for cemetary plot brokers and investors - people who buy unused plots and then resell them on the open market.

Of course, how much you will get for it depends on how many open spaces there are in it, whether any of your family is buried there or if it is totally vacant (which will obviously greatly increase its value, etc. How much it is worth and how much effort you go to selling it depends on a number of factors of course - a single burial plot is usually not worth a lot of $ so not worth much (some hundreds commonly), whereas crypts inside a main chapel building may run several thousand typically, and a large Mausoleum with courtyard or "private" space around it like yours sounds like can potentially run into the several tens of thousands to a million or more - I randomly googled and found an unused one in your town for instance listing for almost $1 million - must dominate the entire cemetary as it has twenty burial crypts in it. Obviously, listing that would be more like listing a house - and indeed some realtors might deal in such large plots.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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