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Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses.

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Personalize Your Experience at the 2023 NFDA Convention

August 3, 2023 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Industry Events

The end of summer is rapidly approaching – and so is the 2023 National Funeral Directors Association International Convention & Expo, which heads to Las Vegas, September 10-13. An earlier start to the convention this year means a shorter wait until we can reconnect and share ideas, best practices and new tools for reaching more families in your communities and continuing to build upon the exceptional standard of service you provide.

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How to Reap More Benefits From Your Funeral Home’s Online Reviews

January 26, 2023 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Marketing, Featured

If you’re in the mood to try out a new restaurant, where do you begin your search to find the perfect dinner spot? Chances are, you do a quick online search for “best restaurant near me” and start vetting your options based on a restaurant’s number of online reviews, star rating and customer feedback. As you narrow your search, do you weed out restaurants with zero reviews? How about restaurants with less than three stars? Consumers follow this same process when they begin their search for a “funeral home near me.”

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Why Families Prearrange: What Funeral Professionals Need to Know

August 26, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Industry Trends, Featured

Not all families have an opportunity to prepare for or understand their loved one’s end-of-life wishes. In situations where death occurs unexpectedly, the process of planning a meaningful service or celebration of life without their loved one’s input can take an emotional and financial toll on the family members they left behind. That is why it is important to ensure families know that making advance funeral plans can help relieve that burden for their loved ones. Learn why you should discuss the importance of making advance funeral plans with families and discover preneed trends and resources to help you have productive conversations.

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A Guide to Online Funeral Planning for Funeral Professionals

August 11, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

As the world experiences tremendous changes in technology and consumer buying habits, funeral professionals need solutions that help them adapt to and anticipate these opportunities. One of the major developments in funeral service is a shift to online and digital services – including online funeral planning tools.

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Funeral Home Technology Solutions to Grow Your Business

June 24, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

When people think about technology in the funeral industry, they often consider how tools and services can help streamline operations, reduce administrative burdens and allow their businesses to operate more efficiently. Those goals are extremely important – and achievable – with many new and emerging funeral home technology solutions.

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The Complete Guide to Implementing A Funeral Home CRM System

May 10, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Evaluating and implementing a funeral home customer relationship management (CRM) system requires careful upfront planning, time, resources and buy-in from your staff. But the rewards outweigh the risks if your staff fully adopts the system.

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How to Evaluate If A Funeral Home CRM System Is Right for Your Firm

May 3, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Evaluating if your firm needs a customer relationship management (CRM) system begins with analyzing your current funeral home operations to identify areas of improvement and opportunity. In most scenarios where you feel your firm could grow or become more efficient, a funeral home CRM system can help. Discover seven questions to help you evaluate your current operations and identify if you should pursue a funeral home CRM for your firm.

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Tips for Hiring Preneed Professionals

February 25, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Hiring new employees can be both exciting and daunting. In addition to your day-to-day tasks and taking care of the families you serve, you must find time to advertise for the position, screen résumés and conduct interviews; not to mention the additional pressure to make sure you find a candidate who will fit your company culture.

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How to Select the Right Funeral Home CRM

November 19, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Selecting a technology solution is a major step for any business. Introducing a new system requires careful planning and often a steep learning curve, so you want to be sure the option you choose is an ideal long-term fit for your funeralhome. This is especially true for your funeral home's customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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3 Common Missed Opportunities to Increase Preneed Sales

September 30, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Marketing, Featured, Funeral Home Business

You provide exceptional service and support to each family you serve, but do you have what it takes to build the same meaningful connections with everyone in your community, and do you have the time to do so?

Funeral providers that have an active preneed program aim to generate quality leads by casting a wide net in their community. However, this process takes time, and you often need to nurture these individuals over a longer period until they feel ready to prearrange their own funeral. In fact, 29% of respondents to our 2021 policy owner survey reported that it took two years or more from the time they first learned about prearranging until they finalized and made their own arrangements.

Keep reading to discover three common opportunities funeral providers miss when trying to capture more preneed sales.

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