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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

Michael Jacobs  said it well, it really depends on the style and mood of the house. granite offers some great looks and colors, quartz is popular and is more likely for real contemporary , we see concrete, wood and many more. As far as bang for the buck, we still like granite, and marble at times. the whole thing is that it has to flow and make sense. For us we like when a buyer says about the look, " it has a great feel" , but i just cant say why, "or i like everything". that is to say nothing stands out out of place or like a sore   thumb.

Aug 27, 2015 12:35 AM
Rainmaker
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I would not know.

Dec 07, 2018 11:22 AM
Rainer
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Granite is still number one here. 

Aug 28, 2015 01:25 PM
Rainmaker
759,893
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't get quartz.  Nothing seems to be as beautiful as the right colored granite with rounded edges and one piece.

Aug 28, 2015 12:04 PM
Rainer
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

It depends on the market but the typical consumer will be looking for granite because thats all they know but the home improvement shows are using more and different materials which is in turn giving consumers more awareness.  I just did a major kitchen renovation and went with quartz over granite.  Unlike what others are posting, I found the cost of quartz to be equal to or more than granite and if you are going with a modern design, quartz lends itself to that aesthetic moreso than granite.  In new construction everyone does granite, its builder-grade, very generic and doesn't exude luxury.  What I see in higher end homes in marble - lots of carrera marble.

Aug 28, 2015 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,847,417
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Here granite is still king.

Aug 27, 2015 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

My guess is Granite. T he upgrades I se,e is usually to a granite coutertop.

Aug 27, 2015 12:28 PM
Rainer
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Both pretty even

Aug 27, 2015 06:22 AM
Rainer
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Cathy Bradley
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Converting Transactions Into Relationships

Granite

Aug 27, 2015 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Granite is still requested the most, but I am seeing designers using quartz now too.

Aug 27, 2015 04:56 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Granite for sure.  Below avg homes install quartz.  Extremely high end likely to do Calcutta Gold marble (which is significantly more expensive.

While quartz is growing, it is certainly not preferred by the majority.

In the long run, natural will always win.

Aug 27, 2015 01:57 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

In my area most people are much more familiar with granite counter tops and think they are the top of the line. I do educate people when viewing a home if they have quartz countertops and how they are actually an upgrade from granite. However, I let them know that the biggest drawback of quartz countertops is they have a potential to discolor over time if they are in direct sunlight (through the windows). 

Aug 27, 2015 01:07 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Granite was, but other types are gaining interest like silestone, ceramic tile, recyclyed glass, and even formica.

Aug 27, 2015 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I am seeing more quartz emerge...but granite remains highly popular.

Aug 27, 2015 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

The vote here is mostly for granite!

Aug 27, 2015 12:08 AM
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Priscilla Berry
Taylor Properties - Elkridge, MD
Pick the Berry Best Realtor in Maryland

Def granite in my area (Maryland).

Aug 26, 2015 11:54 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It depends on the property.  Granite has become so common it's almost cliche.  I like countertops that are reflective of the overall look and feel of the home whether it be a very nice laminate(really) or something more state-of-the-art.   

Aug 26, 2015 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Granite, by far.

Aug 26, 2015 11:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I really dont know, I will ask a few people on this.

Jun 10, 2018 08:08 AM