Whether the loss of your loved one was expected or not, the process is still painful and confusing. These feelings can make it difficult to know where to start when searching for a funeral home in Toledo, OH. Once you have narrowed down your options, there are some telltale signs that will let you know whether the funeral home will be a valuable asset during this difficult time or another headache to deal with. Review the following list of signs to help you determine whether or not you should go forward with a funeral home for your loved one’s service.
They are Happy to Answer Questions and Speak with You Over the Phone
One recurring problem that often comes with the wrong kind of funeral home is being pressured into extra services or add-ons. These funeral homes know they will have the most success pressuring you in person, rather than over the phone, so if you call them with questions, you may find their answers to be vague and it may seem like they are repeatedly directing you to come in. The right funeral home will care more about your experience than “closing” quickly on a service and will be happy to answer your questions over the phone and have you come in when you feel comfortable and ready.
They Don’t Try to Use Your Emotions to Manipulate You
One sales tactic found in shadier funeral homes is playing on your emotions to get you to buy extra services that you don’t truly want or need. If you find that your funeral director repeatedly uses phrases like “It’s what they would have wanted” or “obviously they deserve to be buried in something of higher quality,” then you can bet you’re being manipulated to drive up that final price tag. The right funeral home will listen to what you have in mind for the service and then will guide you to the options that will help you best create that vision.
They Are Transparent About Embalming Practices
Embalming is only legally required in certain situations of death or burial, and for some families, it may not be required at all. It’s important that the funeral home is honest and upfront about whether or not embalming is required and doesn’t try convincing you that it’s necessary when it’s not. These little details are important to the integrity of the funeral home.
When you select Habegger Funeral Services, you’ll find that our funeral directors provide nothing but transparency, compassion, and the ability to listen to your needs. We understand what a difficult time this is for you and your family, which is why we are dedicated to helping you create a funeral service that honors your loved one in the way you see fit. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (419) 214-2622 or if you prefer to meet in person, come and see us at 2001 Consaul St. Toledo, OH 43605.