Educational Articles

Helpful Information About Buying, Selling, and Financing a Funeral Home

Employee funeral directors work long hours and are often underpaid. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit eventually begin looking for a funeral home to buy. But, these factors sometimes create an ownership drive so strong it can overshadow logic when it comes to researching an opportunity.  Read More …

Anatomy of a Sale

April 2, 2019

If you are considering the sale of your funeral home, you need to know up front it can be detailed and time consuming. But, there are several things you can do to help navigate your way through the process.  Read More …

Once you find a business you would like to purchase, how much can you offer? Since there are exceptions to every rule, this article will attempt to provide the business buyer with some general guidelines on the most common situations encountered when buying a funeral home.   Read More …

In the funeral industry, sellers typically do not want their competitors to know they are considering a sale. So even though there may be a lot of funeral homes for sale at any given time, it may be very difficult to find out which ones are actually available.   Read More …

Unlike buying a house or a car, buying a business is a process of determining the true value of the business while uncovering any issues that may enhance or detract from the future operation of the business. The process of analyzing the business prior to the purchase is referred to as “due diligence” and the time period for performing these actions is referred to as the “due diligence period.”  Read More …

This is part two of a two part series on common selling myths. Selling myths covered in part one of this series included formal business valuations, exclusive listing agreements, and buyer paid broker fees.   Read More …

Selling a funeral home can be difficult and time consuming. If you are planning to sell, reading about these common selling myths may save you time, money, frustration and give you a better understanding of the selling process. If you are planning to buy, this article will help you understand the process from the seller’s perspective.   Read More …

Preparing for the Sale

January 5, 2019

Selling your funeral home can be the single most important event of a funeral director’s career. Regardless of what is prompting the sale, it should be handled correctly as it will have far-reaching financial and emotional consequences.  Read More …