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Terri, Real Estate Pro in Stateline, NV

Is granite counter tops a big selling feature in today's market?

Asked by Terri, Stateline, NV Fri Mar 2, 2012

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Dear Terri,
Yes indeed they are very popular with today's buyers. To know what features buyers love, I would recommend that you visit a "new Home" development and take a tour of the Model homes. Quite a bit of research goes into what a builder will put into a new home, so you might as well take advantage of that.

If you can, try to match the model features as close as possible in your property.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 3, 2012
Granite counter tops are a plus but not a deciding factor to most buyers especially investors as the counter tops will not effect cash flow. They may help catch the eye of a tenant here and there increasing your rental applications slightly and maybe when its time to sell it is an added benefit to the buyer but in today's market money talks and granite counters don't effect purchase prices, sales prices, or rental rates.

My 2 cents.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 3, 2012
Granite is popular if the next alternative is tile. Quartz, plate glass, wood block, and even stainless steel are even more popular for the right home.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 24, 2014
Yes, a lot of my buyers still like it and prefer it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 24, 2014
Granite is always a solid choice. In addition, Quartz and Corian are also popular choice.

Regards,
Chad Roberts
Broker/Salesperson
Realty One Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 24, 2014
I'm starting to see Quartz counters edge out granite slightly so would check out both before making a decision.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 20, 2014
I love the look of granite countertops. I personally think that it is a big selling point. I know I would like a house more because of its countertops.
Gary Puntman | http://www.qualitystonecountertops.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 20, 2014
To me it depends on what features the competition has in that locale and price range. If none of the competition has granite, I would say that it would be a great selling feature. If all of the competition has granite, I would see it as a standard feature and wouldn't be much of a "selling feature".
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
It is ads to the visual appeal of the home, therefore increasing demand for the home.

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Angela Adams
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
Yes, granite counter tops are an excellent selling feature for homes in the current market. I have also seen sellers utilize quartz and concrete as an alternative.

Regards,
Chad Roberts
Broker/Salesperson
Realty One Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
Granite is always a plus and if your house has it and the competing homes do not, that puts your house with one extra amenity that most buyers want. Also, depending on the price range that your home is in will determine the necessity of granite. Medium and higher priced homes is what the buyer expects.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 17, 2013
granite counter tops are always a great feature to have in a home. just remember that the walls counters and flooring can always be changed in any home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 17, 2013
Yes, granite counter tops are definitely a big selling feature in today's market! It will allow you to get more for your home!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 17, 2013
Most of my clients that are buyers or renters do prefer granite if the upgrades were done on anothers dollar. As far as adding value for resale or increasing rental rates as an investment you won't always get your money back out of your investment. If your property is in a desirable community and it has dated tile counters then go ahead and upgrade. There are many lower cost solid surface man-made counters available at a lower cost than granite. Most of my clients would even rather have laminant counters than the tile counter tops popular in the 90's and early 2000's that many Las Vegas homes still have. When I show a house with tile counters to any client under 50 they usually gasp...ewww it has those old tile counters!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 10, 2012
Granite counter tops is a selling feature in as much as it's not a negative feature like laminate counter tops. So, if you're comparing between granite and other sold surface counter tops, there's not much of an advantage to granite.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 9, 2012
Hi Terri,
It is! Kitchens are a focal point and granite is what any investor will put into a home that they are trying to sell. It is also what a builder will put into the models of new homes! It looks great and has come down in price, or so it seems! Great question! Thank you for the opportunity to share my opinion!
Raina Musser
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702-232-1287
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 9, 2012
It's going to vary dramatically region to region.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 3, 2012
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
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Hi, Granite isn't as popular as it has beeen in previous years...natural stone, slate, corian are quite popluar in my area. I also wouldn't consider counter-tops to be a sewlling feature, the overall kitchen will make the most impact. So if you are doing the counters make sure the rest of the kitchen fits in.

Chris
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 3, 2012
Don't know about Vegas, but in our locale of Pennsylvania, anything but Formica is preferred Terri. Obviously the better the quality the better the return for the kitchen.

Good luck,

Rob
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 3, 2012
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