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Hello, and welcome. I am a licensed attorney and happy to assist.
What this company is telling you sounds absurd. Cemetery property is still property and comes with a deed. The deed conveys ownership and the property can be sold at any price the owner can get for it. There are even cemetery plot r brokers that can help with the process when an owner does not want to individually conduct the sale.
The cemetery may offer to buy back the property from you at a lesser price than you would like. That does not obligate you to sell it to them, and is only one option available to you. If the cemetery is offering you a price of $200 for the plot, you can almost certainly do exponentially better on your own.
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Hi there. No problem. Not sure if the deed needs to be transferred to your name before sale but, if it does, I would not expect you to need to travel to handle the process. The cemetery should be able to see send you paperwork that you can sign and have notarized. A local real estate lawyer should be able to handle this transaction for you if you are not comfortable doing it yourself. A good referral source will be your County Bar Association. There should be no charge for the referral and no charge for the initial consultation with the attorney to whom you are referred.
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