While you’ll have lots of things on your mind after a loved one passes away, you’ll still need to take the time to find the right Savage, MN funeral home to handle the body disposition. There are lots of good service providers out there, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some bad ones out there too. So it pays to take your time and to make the right choice. Here are 5 tips.
1. Reputation is Everything
The first thing you should do is look for a funeral home that has a good reputation. Reputation is everything. If the funeral home has the lowest rates but yet has a bad reputation, then you should take your business elsewhere. It’s simply not worth the risk. You can find out about reputation through different strategies such as the following:
- Ask people you know for recommendations
- Look at reviews on websites to see what previous customers have said
- Do online research to see how involved funerals are in the community
If you do these things, you’ll increase your odds of finding a funeral home that will meet or exceed your needs. And this is critical since you won’t want the added stress of having to deal with a service provider that is tone-deaf to your requests or that is unprofessional in any way.
Any funeral home you patronize should be able to customize packages to meet your specific needs. Of course, any customization requests should be within reason. But you should get the strong impression that the funeral home is willing to work with you and for you to provide what you’re looking for. It’s also important to know that some customization requests will result in extra fees. The funeral home you work with will be able to advise you on the particulars.
3. Transparent Pricing
First off, funeral homes are supposed to provide you with a general price list so that you can see what services and products are offered, and what everything costs. If you find funeral homes that are less than upfront on pricing, then you should take your business elsewhere.
4. Offers Online Booking
Funeral homes should offer you the chance to book online. If you do your homework, you’ll be able to find a service provider that will provide this type of flexibility.
5. Has Compassionate Staff
You’ll want to find a funeral home that has compassionate staff. Customer service will make or break your experience with a funeral home, so don’t compromise on this point. You can do some research and ask others you know for their feedback.
If you’re looking for a funeral home that meets all 5 of these criteria, get in touch with us at Scott County Cremation. We’re the only funeral home servicing Savage, MN residents that you need to contact. We’re available by phone at (952) 402-9000, in person at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379, or online at https://www.scottcountycremation.org/. We’re committed to offering top quality service at an affordable price. We’re also committed to providing satisfactory service before, during, and after the cremation. Let us know how we can help you plan a cremation for a loved one. We can also help you preplan your own final services.