Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals)

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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Quartz is pulling ahead in the race in our area. 

Apr 01, 2016 09:19 AM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Funny--some of the more sophisticated counter tops can give off a nasty dose of Radon gas depending on where the granite/rock came from...

 

I'll take the 80's tile and grout any day. I've got grout cleaning down to a science... If I wait long enough, it may even come back into style......OK....Probably not...

Apr 01, 2016 08:26 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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As far as I'm concerned, granite is King! Even when quartz looks great I always have people saying "oh, I wish they'd changed their counters to granite." Quartz seems to be more liked for bathroom counters (at least in my market)>

Apr 01, 2016 08:56 PM
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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

There are a ot of granite countertops, but at the same time quartz is becoming popular now.

Apr 01, 2016 01:12 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I see all kinds including granite, marble, quartz, silestone/quartz, corian, formica, ceramic tile, and even recycled glass.

Apr 01, 2016 10:31 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Quartz is the new Granite in San Diego, has been since 2013. I'm a fan of soap stone sinks too. 

Apr 01, 2016 10:07 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Roy Kelley I think, it depends on the area. Good question!

Apr 01, 2016 10:06 AM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

I like quartz.

Apr 01, 2016 08:59 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not seeing any real trend in my market

Apr 01, 2016 07:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Quartz has overtaken granite, because it looks as good and doesn't require the regular sealing.

Apr 01, 2016 07:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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No idea Roy, what does Dolores think about each of them?

Apr 01, 2016 07:29 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Roy,
For several years I have been reading articles about the demise of granite but it is still, by far, what buyers are looking for. Don’t settle for the routine slabs. Go to a slab yard and find something unique.

Apr 01, 2016 07:14 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Grantie keeps coming up. However, anything that is done right looks good

Apr 01, 2016 06:43 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Of the buyers who have specifically said, granite

Apr 01, 2016 06:06 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
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Definitely granite in my area.

Apr 05, 2016 12:22 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Quartz is taking the lead here is NW Florida. 

Apr 04, 2016 08:38 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Quartz is more popular around here, if you can afford it.  It is a bit pricier than Granite.

Apr 03, 2016 03:39 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Roy -- it depends on the buyer --- there are so many choices available today in a variety of price ranges and level of quality. What personally is a choice for one person may not be right for another.

For me, I would go with something more timeless than one that "dates" the kitchen as in "that's so 2016".   Hopefully you can share the before/after photos in a post.   Good luck and have fun.  

Apr 02, 2016 01:36 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Whatever Suzanne prefers!! 

Apr 02, 2016 12:54 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Quartz seems to be the new thing. 

Decide on those appliance colors yet?

Apr 01, 2016 10:28 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Quartz is the new hot item for countertops!

Apr 01, 2016 10:00 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the question. i did not know about radiation.

Apr 01, 2016 09:30 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Granite is still very popular in this area.

Apr 01, 2016 07:33 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Granite slab is still the winner here, Roy.

Apr 01, 2016 06:55 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Roy. I see more granite than quartz, but seems when there are new replacements, quartz is gaining ground. 

Apr 01, 2016 06:01 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Roy Kelley - I think Granite is still preferred over Quartz.

Apr 01, 2016 04:40 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Most in my market prefer granite as it is natural stone rather than the resin process with quartz.

Apr 01, 2016 03:41 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I see silestone, quartz, with very little granite.  All of these wonderful counter tops would be an up-grade in our community Roy Kelley.  My personal favorite is silestone/quartz.  Have fun getting new counter tops! 

Apr 01, 2016 03:26 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Granite is more affordable and quartz is thought to be a higher quality and desirable if you can afford it.

Apr 01, 2016 01:58 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Quartz is gaining alot of attention in our market. 

Apr 01, 2016 01:45 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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In Williamsburg, the perceived value is still in granige despite the fact that quartz is less porous.

Apr 01, 2016 01:44 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Granite is played Roy, I would choose Quartz.

Apr 01, 2016 01:21 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We are still debating but have ruled out granite due to the radon emissions and since it seems to be on the way out here. It is still being used, mainly because it has come down in price so much but for resale value, we will probably go with quartz.

 

Apr 01, 2016 01:21 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Granite is the current paradigm but i like quartz personally.

Apr 01, 2016 11:59 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the buyer.

Apr 01, 2016 11:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Granite is still big in my market ... yet I see both. 

Apr 01, 2016 10:48 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I think quartz has more preference in my market. 

Apr 01, 2016 10:13 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I have more clients wanting Quartz in th last year.

Apr 01, 2016 09:40 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Granite and quartz are popular. I see marble as a great choice on the rise!

Apr 01, 2016 08:49 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Marble

Apr 01, 2016 08:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Roy,,

I am tired of both. and I prefer marble. A

Apr 01, 2016 07:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think that quartz is the superior product, but granite is still more popular (and less expensive).

Apr 01, 2016 07:25 AM
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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

Seems the 55+ are still asking for Granite, but Quartz is really trending now.

Apr 01, 2016 07:05 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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man made granite with binders-qrtz 

In our area granito is a sign of old kitchen.....

Apr 01, 2016 06:29 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Most here are using quartz but I'd say 30% have granite.

Apr 01, 2016 06:25 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

We encounter more of our high-end buyers looking for quartz.

Apr 01, 2016 06:22 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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granite is more popular in my area because it's a bit cheaper.

Apr 01, 2016 06:16 AM