Nicole Vullo

October 24, 2022
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Ask the Analyst: Understanding Property Value

Understanding the value of your business is vital. Not only is it needed if you were considering selling your funeral home or cemetery, but it is also important to know to operate strategically and efficiently. One of the major components in your valuation is the property value. We asked Senior M&A Analyst, Jarod Bernat to further elaborate on this significant element of your business valuation. Question: Why do you value my property at “X” amount in your valuation when surrounding commercial real estate is worth X+100? Jarod Bernat: Real estate values seem like a straightforward topic since it is public record to see the exact sales price of recently sold comparable properties in your market. Thus, it would make sense to think your property would be comparable to those in value. However, this real estate value is decided by the […]
September 28, 2022
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Ask the Analyst: Setting Targets for the New Year

At this point, funeral home owners and cemetery operators should have their 2023 strategic business plan near completion. One of the important elements in your plan is your targets and expectations for the coming year. We understand that this can be complicated due to the lingering impact that the pandemic has had on our businesses. We asked Senior M&A Analyst, Jarod Bernat to further elaborate on whether these areas need major adjustments. Question: How do I adjust my targets and expectations coming out of the pandemic? Jarod Bernat: This question has many different variables affecting how one may have seen the pandemic affect their business, and how they can expect the business to change again coming out of the pandemic. What we have seen with our clients at Foresight is that due to gathering restrictions during the height of the […]
August 25, 2022
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Ask the Analyst: Client Struggles

With just a few months left in the year, it is vital as funeral home owners and cemetery operators to have a strategic plan in place for the upcoming year. We understand that this can be complex and needs a high level of detail. Many often are challenged with understanding the true value of their business. We asked Senior Business Analyst, Jared Tanke to further elaborate on the importance of knowing your business value.  Question: What is something your clients struggle with? Jared Tanke: Understanding value is one of the things that some of our clients struggle with as business owners. There are a lot of moving pieces that go into the value of a business operation. Often we hear from a client that a competing funeral home sold for some very high price, and they believe that their business […]
July 26, 2022
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Foresight Presents Their New Corporate Video

The team at The Foresight Companies are passionate about the funeral and cemetery profession. The knowledge that we teach our profession is not opinion, it is empirical facts and findings based on what the consumer is thinking about the funeral and cemetery profession. This is how they see the profession and they embracing new ways of doing things. When the pandemic began in 2020, we saw how fast our profession was hit due to the increased amount of deaths that were occurring. Certainly, all the first responders were put to work to aide and guide us through the pandemic. But what also emerged was the title of Last or Final Responders. These are the funeral and cemetery professionals who could not skip a beat and needed to work diligently and quickly to help families with shocking and sudden losses due […]
July 26, 2022
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Foresight Debuts Their New Services Commercial

At The Foresight Companies our mission is to provide our clients with customized financial and operational solutions. We deliver results through our passion for the profession and the communities they serve.
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