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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Fred, my wife Sharon inherited a couple of hundred grave plots as her father sold the non-profit cemetery 5 acres of his adjoining farm ground and worked out a deal to keep 1 acre of grave plots for his family that the cemetery would maintain without charge.  We had no need for 300 cemetery plots so we gifted back her share of the plots as the town cemetary is a non-profit organization and received a nice tax deduction for the gifting. 

The price per plot for the gifting dedution came out to around $700 per plot, I believe.  We did keep 60 plots though, and I have so much fun truthfully telling the cemetery plot telemarketers that we own 60 plots and have no need for theirs and ask them if they want to buy some of ours!

Apr 24, 2021 08:36 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

You should be able to get a good price - people are dying to get them!  🤣

Apr 24, 2021 07:48 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I suggest you consult with the people at the cemeteries - assuming you are in the market to buy one or two plots and find out what they would charge.

Also, you may want to see if they can sell them for you on consignment - for a 10% fee.  

I imagine, even if in high demand (like real property) that the value is directly tied to what a buyer is willing to pay. 

Let us know how this works out for you,  Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate 


Apr 24, 2021 08:46 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I have no idea, Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate .  I have never even thought about it until you asked.  I know there's a cemetery near Half Moon Bay in CA that sells their plots at a hefty price.  Some of the plots overlooking the ocean are in high demand.  They also have a service where Buddhist monks will come and pray for the dead every month or so.  It gives the family a sense that their loved one is taken care of even afterlife.  

Apr 24, 2021 10:02 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Getting the wrong information might be a grave mistake Fred!

Apr 24, 2021 12:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think that Bruce Walter gave a great answer and suggestion.    Wishing you a great weekend, 

Apr 24, 2021 09:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Just when you think you've seen every question asked - leave it to you, Fred to uncover another interesting one.  Sure, I could say - the plot is thickening or this line of queries may be considered cryptic by others but I'll wait and see the variety of answers you uncover.  Good luck. . . 

Apr 24, 2021 08:21 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have NO idea! What is so crazy is that Ray and I were just talking about that this week. 

I told him I hadn't quite decided if I want to be burned to a crisp or eaten by worms so, no need to buy a plot just yet! LOL

Apr 24, 2021 06:38 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Well Fred you've done it!  Most interesting question in a long long time!!  People are dying to read and comment.

Apr 24, 2021 03:35 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Good question Fred and one I certainly don't have an answer for. I have never thought of buying a plot. 

Apr 24, 2021 02:28 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

In either case you want to beat Roselawn's & Manasota's prices to be competitive. One ad in the local papers should be good enough.

Apr 24, 2021 01:38 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

wouldn't have any idea at all.

Apr 24, 2021 11:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate I think a call to the local funeral homes would be your best start. Many people don't plan ahead.

Apr 24, 2021 06:15 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

There are websites where you can find, and sell plots.

Apr 24, 2021 02:07 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was in investor in several cemeteries for a number of years.

Best wishes for successful sales.

Apr 24, 2021 12:47 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

"Demand should be high right now, with thousands of people dying every day from Covid. "

You have made my day.

Apr 24, 2021 10:45 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Cemetery plots are real estate and I have a friend who deals in cemetery plots. I remember when my mother passed and we went to local cemetery to make arrangements for her burial, they were very disappointed to find that she had purchased the plot next to Dad when he passed years earlier.

My friend is licensed in California so cannot help you and, of course a plot in the San Francisco Bay Area would be priced differently than the plots that you own.

Contact the cemeteries where the plots are located and determine the value for the plots and for an offer to purchase them from you or a referral to a representative who can help you. 

Apr 24, 2021 07:40 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would check with the cemeteries, and also with the families that surround, or are near to your plots.

Apr 24, 2021 03:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I sell estate homes, Fred, but the cemetery plots is not a niche I've ever considered. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:36 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I can't dig deep enough to come up with an answer to this.

Apr 25, 2021 06:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Fred, since I steer FAR away from death if I can, never thought about anyone owning plots before they die, let alone more than one.   

Apr 25, 2021 06:42 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Who are the gatekeepers?
Funeral homes.  
They are your market.

Apr 25, 2021 05:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Clueless and curious, but not a buyer!

Apr 25, 2021 05:03 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not a clue of value. I know the plots in the cemetery (private not public) go for $2000 each where we live.

Apr 25, 2021 09:05 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Is that a real estate niche?

I would suggest talking to the cemetery administrators, I am sure that they would be the first stop for anyone wanting to purchase a plot there.

Apr 25, 2021 07:11 AM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Call who ever is selling lots, and ask as a interested buyer. My brothers have two lots from our parents we are going to unload.

Apr 25, 2021 05:07 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I actually would talk to a local undertaker to ask what he thinks they are worth.  And potentially search public records for recent sales.  I have a free plot for me and my wife in the veterans cemetery so it's not something I ever thought about. 

Apr 25, 2021 09:56 AM