Granite countertops depend greatly on the price range of the home, but in higher price ranges it's almost a must if you want to receive good offers.
Even in the lower price ranges, homes that have quality upgrades and granite countertops (or equivalent) sell faster and for better prices.
As for stainless steel, it depends on the color of the kitchen cabinets and the amount of natural light. Some buyers do NOT like stainless steel, but rather prefer other HIGH QUALITY appliances. It is entirely individual and personal preference.... more