Even in today’s modern society, families show respect for lost loved ones in long-standing, traditional ways. Mausoleums, or tombs, are beautiful permanent reminders of those who have left this world. The price of these monument varies among cemeteries, and between community mausoleums and private estate mausoleums.
The choice of private versus community owned mausoleums greatly determines the range of a mausoleum’s price. The standard cost of community mausoleums, often owned by and located in cemeteries, starts around $3,000, and may run as high as $45,000 for a single crypt. The mausoleum cost of a small private mausoleum begins at $25,000-$50,000 and can exceed $200,000, especially if the mausoleum is an above ground walk-in style.
Mausoleum prices fluctuate based on the size and type of the desired crypt, and location demand. For example, garden mausoleums, or outdoor community mausoleums, can cost $200-$500 less than indoor community mausoleums since they do not offer an interior lobby area or weather protection. In any price range, mausoleums immortalize those no longer living, and symbolize a family's respect, remembrances, and legacy.
The cost of Mausoleum is an important factor when considering the purchase of a mausoleum, though finding the proper location and artistic style of mausoleum are equally important. Before buying a mausoleum, research mausoleum styles through gallery books on cemetery and mausoleum sites or actual cemetery visits.
Contact your preferred cemetery or a recommended right private mausoleum builder. When no recommendation is available, Internet search engines, cemetery directories, or local phonebooks are good sources for locating private or community mausoleums in local cemeteries or mausoleum builders.
Mausoleum prices for community mausoleums may be set and non-negotiable. Private mausoleums for sale may have more flexible pricing. A family may buy a mausoleum, then find it does not meet their needs. These mausoleums for sale are identified by cemeteries and on funeral real estate websites, with the mausoleum cost negotiated directly by the private owner and buyer. When building a mausoleum, the cost of mausoleum is directly related to the size and quality of the build.
Those offering a mausoleum for sale are selling real estate and should employ real estate sales techniques. Listing the mausoleum with the cemetery and funeral real estate sites and providing notice to local funeral homes offer the best chance of identifying a family to buy mausoleum.