What do eziFunerals funeral brokers do?
With so many funeral directors to choose from, you may decide to get help from eziFunerals funeral brokers. eziFunerals funeral brokers are a go-between and deals with some of the best independent funeral directors to arrange the right funeral at the right price. eziFunerals funeral brokers act in your best interests when suggesting a funeral director for you.
eziFunerals funeral brokers works with you to:
- Understand your funeral needs.
- Advise you of your funeral rights.
- Explain how the funeral process works and what it costs.
- Find funeral options to suit your situation and budget.
How do eziFunerals funeral brokers get paid?
Independent funeral directors pay eziFunerals funeral brokers a monthly subscription fee to sell their funeral services and products. So you don’t pay eziFunerals funeral brokers anything.
If you’re not sure whether you’re getting a good deal, shop around or look online to see what other funeral directors charge.
Before you contact eziFunerals funeral brokers
Before you contact eziFunerals funeral brokers, think about what matters most to you when organising a funeral. Do you simply want the lowest cost funeral? Do you want specific features, such as a funeral service at a chapel or special location?
Thinking about this beforehand will make the conversation with a funeral director easier. Make a list of your:
- ‘must-haves’ (can’t do without)
- ‘nice-to-haves’ (could do without)
How to find a funeral director?
You can find a licensed or registered independent funeral director through eziFunerals funeral brokers. Our member Funeral Directors operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia wide. Thet are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family. Alternatively you can search on Google or the yellow pages.
Meeting with a funeral director
Before you meet with a funeral director, identify your list of must-haves and nice-to-haves.
The funeral director will listen to needs and present you with a range of options based on your budget. Get them to explain how each funeral option works, what it costs and why it’s the best option based on your individual requirements.
You don’t have to take the first funeral quote you receive. Do your homework. If you are not happy with any funeral director, ask eziFunerals funeral brokers to find alternatives.
Questions to ask a funeral director
There are lots of questions you should ask funeral directors. For example:
- Who owns the funeral business you are considering?
- Are they family owned and independent OR are they owned by a publicly listed company?
- Does the funeral director work for you and your family or shareholders of publicly listed companies?
- Have you met or heard about the funeral director in your community?
- Do you know their personal and professional reputation?
- How long have they been serving their community?
- What has been the experience of relatives, friends and neighbours?
- Does the funeral director provide a full service facility and are they able to handle all of your needs (chapel, viewing room, reception and catering facilities, parking, etc.)?
- Is the funeral home a trusted and approved member of eziFunerals?
Get detailed funeral information from funeral directors
Funeral directors should provide detailed funeral information, including prices, the goods and services offered and an itemised quote before entering into a contract or agreement.
Detailed funeral information should include the following:
- the transport of the body prior to burial or cremation
- the storage of the body at a mortuary or holding room
- the hire of a refrigeration plate
- each type of coffin, casket or shroud supplied or the price range of all coffins, caskets or shrouds supplied
- the care and preparation of the body prior to burial or cremation
- a viewing of the body prior to burial or cremation
- the arrangement and conduct of a funeral service (including hire of the venue)
- the burial or cremation of the body.
- the location of the mortuary or crematorium used by the funeral director
- if the funeral director uses a mortuary or crematorium that is not owned or managed by the funeral director, the name of the owner or manager
- a reasonable estimate of disbursements such as the cost of obtaining a death certificate from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the cost of obtaining any certificate or permit required to conduct the funeral.
- any fee charged by a cemetery or crematorium in relation to the burial or cremation of a body
- the price of the least expensive package for the burial or cremation of a body supplied by the funeral director
- how a body is transported prior to burial or cremation.
eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company. We are not part of any other funeral company.
Our member Funeral Directors operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia wide. Thet are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family.
For more information or to make contact with a trusted Independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300 236 402 or visit www.ezifunerals.com.au.