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Dennis Swartz
Rickert Property Management - Columbus, OH
ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA...experience counts!

Yes when my wife died I bought a site for both of us, with headstone, so I would not burden anyone plus i got to decide the location. kind of creepy?

May 15, 2017 03:42 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I like the idea of my ashes being scattered, either in the sea or in the forest. But I'm not sure of what I'll decide to do. Hopefully I decide before the decision needs to be made for me, although I guess if that happens, I won't care any longer.

May 15, 2017 03:47 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No. They could bury me under the apple tree or throw me to the buzzards for all I care. The only location I care about is where I'll spend eternity.

May 15, 2017 05:07 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

We have a family plot in New York, where my mother and grandmother are buried.

May 15, 2017 03:53 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

After I'm gone it really doesn't matter.  Family will have a decision to make

May 15, 2017 03:51 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

This is something my wife and I have put off. BUT I was just thinking of it. As far as cremation, I don't know

May 15, 2017 02:35 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm planning on a stairway to heaven (or maybe an escalator).

May 15, 2017 05:15 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

yes, yes, & yes.

I don't think a cemetary plot is a real estate investment.

Another 'sunny' comment from Don Davies below. As a side line this guys a motivational speaker also.

May 15, 2017 05:06 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have a few spots picked out on the farm.

May 15, 2017 04:13 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

My will directs cremation.

May 15, 2017 03:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Cremation is the plan and the location of where my ashes are to be taken also indicated. The service of cremation is paid in full including 5 certified copies of death certificate. 

May 15, 2017 06:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Leaning towards cremation, but not sure yet!

May 15, 2017 05:32 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My husband and I both are to be cremated - never did see the point of taking up RE space when no one visits anyway

May 15, 2017 05:15 AM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Cremation is the plan and in the will

May 15, 2017 05:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I plan on cremation and being used as fertilizer.

May 15, 2017 04:53 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; I plan to sink along with my sailboat

May 16, 2017 06:53 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

May 15, 2017 06:54 PM
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Teri Pacitto
RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Happy Monday...what a start to a week...ugh!

May 15, 2017 06:59 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Cremation. Ashes placed in a Sea salt urn that will be tossed into the ocean at my favorite beach where it will dissolve and I will become fish food.

May 15, 2017 05:44 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

When my father died, my mother bought a double plot. A little morbid, perhaps, but choosing a cemetery plot at the time of a terrible loss is extremely difficult. We plan to pre-purchase ours to save our children from that decision.

May 15, 2017 05:27 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We've talked about it but, not done anything about it yet. I think we'll likely do what Dennis Swartz did - we'll buy two together when we first have to face this.

May 15, 2017 05:17 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Actually we are in good shape for generations to come.  My father-in-law owned the farm ground around the town cemetery and they wanted to expand so he sold them three acres and kept an acre for his family with the cemetery maintaining the family acre of plots in perpetuity.  So my wife now owns a 1/4 acre of cemetery plots so we are good to go!!!  By the way, I have had three calls soliciting the sale of cemetery plots and have I ever had fun explaining why their services were not needed.

Ironically, I will be cremated and have my remains spread in the incredibly beautiful Straits of Mackinac.

May 15, 2017 05:06 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

at some point I will buy my grave site plot...the kids can deal with the rest of it....

May 15, 2017 04:55 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not yet, but know I should have these plans made.

May 17, 2017 02:05 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To soon for that, but now you have me wondering, anything can happen to me today.

 

May 17, 2017 07:09 AM
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Becca Rasmussen
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC. - Highlands Ranch, CO

My preference: Burn, Becca, burn! with ashes scattered in several favorite places. Ultimately it will be up to those left behind to do with me as they will, but since hubby wants the same thing we're definitely not pre-buying plots. 

Most of hubby's family are buryers, and his parents pre-purchased both their plots along with some associated services. When hubby's Mom passed away recently that definitely made things much easier on Dad and the rest of the family to have those (and many other) details already decided. 

May 16, 2017 06:50 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I'm giving my bride a vacation when I graduate to paradise. I'm being sprinkled in Italy, Ireland or Maui; her choice.

May 16, 2017 05:26 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Bear - as per Hindu rituals, it is cremation for me.

May 15, 2017 09:30 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Very personal but I can assure you that all preparations have been made and my family is informed. 

May 15, 2017 08:09 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

That is one subject I detest to make a decision on.

May 15, 2017 07:39 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have bought sites for myself and my wife and some of the family.

May 15, 2017 06:21 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

It's the smart and kind thing to do to plan ahead. We have it all spelled out in a trust. I don't want my loved ones to have to deal with all that stuff and not know what we would want.

May 15, 2017 04:51 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Not on my horizon.

May 15, 2017 12:15 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  At this point I really don't have any care what happens to me, just what happens to my assets should I die w/o an heir.

May 15, 2017 09:36 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Leesburg, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I'm always running across deals on gravesites, from Free to $1000.00 or less. Some people have them and have since decided to be cremated, or they moved to another area, or they have gotten divorced so their burial location plans have changed, etc. I have my aunts ashes sitting on a shelf in our basement. One day I'll look for a place to bury them. Another thing to consider is, if you end up in assisted living/nursing home with state taking care of you, you can't own anything and will have to sell any gravesites that you own.

 Owning a cemetery could be a good investement, but indiviual gravesites probably not.

May 15, 2017 08:20 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

My husband has been cremated and I am holding his ashes.   I am in the process of getting a double headstone designed, with both our names and it will be placed in the local cemetery soon.   

May 15, 2017 07:48 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have not planned or thought about it. -Kasey

May 15, 2017 07:42 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

For us it will be cremation. 

May 15, 2017 07:34 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

To be at rest now is to be at rest later and beyond. Rest in peace is upon us all

May 15, 2017 07:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Happy Monday to you too!  We are in the ashes to ashes category, no real estate necessary.  A

May 15, 2017 07:03 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

something to consider

May 15, 2017 07:01 AM
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Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      My family has a section at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee; we still have a dozen vacant plots there.   We also have several plots at Manasota Memorial Gardens in Sarasota/Bradenton.   

   We have two historic cemeteries in Gadsden County (west of Tallahassee), where our ancestors from the 1800's are buried.   The last time we enquired, the funeral director told us we need special permits from the State of Florida for any more burials there.

   

    

May 15, 2017 06:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No comment.

May 15, 2017 06:25 AM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

We have purchased our plots in the same cemetery as Geno's parents here in Austin. Will be cremated but now many laws and sanctions on squattering ashes where ever you want so will go in the grave site.

May 15, 2017 06:13 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have not, but my parents have and at the time was very morbid when they asked me to go and help pick out a spot. 

May 15, 2017 05:51 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Pennsylvania RELRA does consider grave sites an interest in Real Estate therefore a license is required to sell cemetary lots, plots ans mausoluem spaces & openings including crematory depositories.

 

May 15, 2017 05:42 AM
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Don Davies, GRI "AshevilleRealEstateTrends.com"
Don Davies Real Estate/REALSEARCH/Asheville, NC - Asheville, NC
"Realsearch" and Agent Referrals in Asheville NC

People that have nothing else to do will tell you anything on AR and even answer dumb questions that are truly NOT related to real estate, which graves sites aren't since they are considered a "priviledged purchase" set aside for burial only. 

May 15, 2017 05:01 AM