When you look at getting the highest resale value out of your home, granite or other natural stone such as marble or travertine will make the difference! You are likely asking yourself, will this investment really makes a difference?
The kitchen is the focal part of the home, and having beautiful kitchen countertops will put it at the top of the list when compared with similar homes.
What are the benefits of selling your home with granite countertops?
- We do a lot of work with Realtors, and the two advantages that we hear in the industry is a fast sale– so reducing the time it takes you to sell your house by having granite countertops– and sell for a higher value.
Everybody is looking to move into a house that’s already finished to some extent. They want that to be a general granite color for what we find to be a neutral color– not too specific– so home buyers will come right in and move right in and start using their beautiful, new kitchen. So giving them something finished is definitely a big plus for selling your home and the value.
- The most affordable stone countertop solution for a home seller is a level 1 granite. Level 1 granite is always the right way to go to sell your home. Level 1s are the least expensive granites, the most popular, and the fastest sellable product out there.
We can install level 1 granite quickly. We have level 1 granite all in stock always. We can get the level 1 granite installed within a week to two weeks, getting your home back on the market, or don’t lose any time with showings. These colors appeal to the biggest market, which gives you the best chance to sell your house, and they’re the least expensive.
So every time a Realtor calls us– which is about 6 to 10 times a month– and says, ”I finally convinced my customer to use you to put countertops in their house because their house hasn’t sold for 60– it’s been on the market for 60, 90, 120 days,” they always go with a level 1. And more specifically, they usually go with New Venetian Gold, Santa Cecilia, or Napoleon, which are all on our website for you all to check out in both the Idea Center section or Stone Colors and Appearance, where you can see the whole slabs.
- The best stone countertop solution for a home seller
- Backsplashes are necessary on anything when you are spending money, to get your full value out of it. If your backsplash is still up to date, keep it. Save the money.
If it’s remotely outdated when you install the new countertops– the level 1 countertop– it’s going to stand out like a sore thumb. So not only are you hurting your potential to sell this house, but you’re also devaluing the money you invested by doing the granite countertops because the granite is making the backsplash look older. And they’re both in the same area.
- Do everything right or don’t do it all. So if the backsplash isn’t up to date, replace the backsplash. Backsplashes usually cost about $850, $900 with the whole thing. It’s insurance to protect the investment of the granite. And completely transform your kitchen when you do a new backsplash with the granite.
It’s a magical kind of combination where you get the best value for your money. So spend the money on the backsplash. It’s worth it.
- Removing granite countertops from your home and place them in a new home? You love your countertops. You got your dream countertops. Now you don’t want to part with them. I completely get it.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. You can’t remove the granite and then replace the granite in a different area. Each countertop is cut to a specific size. It probably will not fit in the next house. And then also when removing the countertops, specifically around the sink cut-out area where that big, open, under-mount sink is, it’s going to break probably.
85% of the time, when we remove them, they break because it’s not strong enough. Once you break it, every batch is different, so you can’t just replace one piece and make it work. So, unfortunately, countertops are pretty much permanent stay where they are.
- How much value do granite countertops add compared to marble, quartz, and lower-quality countertops? Granite compared to Formica and Corian, there is no comparison. Granite is so much more valuable. Everyone wants it. Selling your house, you have to have granite.
Now granite compared to marble and quartz, based on results, granite is more sellable. It appeals to a wider variety of people. Marble is far too soft for a kitchen and too specific of a color. Quartz is very popular and I like it, so it does come down to personal preference. Even though there’s a lot of buzz about it from the community, I still suggest sellability go with a level 1 granite.
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Jubilee Company fabricates and installs beautiful quartzite countertops in DFW. We stock, mill, and install custom all varieties of natural stone kitchen countertops. If you’re remodeling, renovating, or building a custom home we offer one of the largest selections of on-site slab inventories for DFW residents with hundreds of slabs in more than 70 varieties of natural and engineered stone to choose from. Our fabricator-direct advantage includes installation by highly-skilled professionals.