If you’re like many people who are thinking about selling a home in Scottsdale this year, you’ve probably already heard all the buzz about quartz countertops – but could upgrading your kitchen counters really help you sell your home? Here’s what you need to know.
Will Quartz Countertops Help You Sell Your Home in Scottsdale?
First things first: You should never make an investment in home upgrades without talking to your Scottsdale REALTOR® first. You may not need to make any upgrades; your house may be fine just as it is. The last thing you want to do is spend money that you don’t need to spend – that cuts into your profits when you sell the home. Your agent will be able to tell you whether making home improvements is a good idea that will help you sell your home faster, or whether they’ll help you bring in more money at the closing table.
With that said, many buyers are looking for quartz countertops – so can they help you sell your home?
Your kitchen is only part of your home, but it’s a very important part to buyers. It’s the central hub; it’s the first place family members meet in the morning, and it’s probably the last light you turn off at night. The kitchen is an important component of selling, too. Many buyers see it as a make-or-break space. However, every neighborhood is different – and what sells in one may not sell in another. That’s why it’s so important to talk to your REALTOR about what’s selling in your community. Even neighborhoods that are right across the street from each other can attract different buyers with different preferences!
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Why Quartz Countertops Are Gaining Popularity
Quartz is more durable and eco-friendly than many kitchen countertop materials are, and it’s less porous – and that makes it less likely to stain. It’s also a great look; it’s bright and clean-looking, which means that it contributes to a brighter, lighter feel in the kitchen. It’s naturally antibacterial, too, so you can see why buyers really want it in the home.
However, it typically costs between $50 and $70 per square foot, which means it could be a significant investment (especially when coupled with labor costs). If you’re thinking about installing quartz countertops in your home, you should talk to your REALTOR about it first. (But if you intend to stay in your home for a while longer before you sell, and you know you’d enjoy having quartz kitchen countertops, then go for it!)
Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Scottsdale?
If you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, we can help. You can use our home value calculator to get a ballpark idea on what your home may be worth – and you can call us at 480-351-5359 to talk to a REALTOR® about how we can market your home to all the right buyers.
If you’re also looking for a new home, we’ll be happy to show you the homes that interest you most. While you’re here, explore all our Scottsdale real estate listings or look in specific communities:
- Ancala homes for sale
- Boulders homes for sale
- Cactus Corridor homes for sale
- Scottsdale Country Club homes for sale
- Scottsdale Ranch homes for sale
- Old Town Scottsdale homes for sale
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