A new countertop may be what you need to breathe new life into your kitchen, but a completely new countertop will cost you a lot of money. A simple solution is countertop resurfacing. This is a particularly good idea if it's only the surface of the countertop that needs some refreshing. This is often the situation since these surfaces can be worn or damaged more easily when they're used for cutting or when they're exposed to water and food juices.
Selling your home is a major event: your house is likely the largest investment you'll ever make and you want to get a great return on your investment. The more value you add to your property, the more you can get out of your home when you sell and the greater your house can sell as well.
You want to make a few upgrades to your house, both because your home could use a little care and because you want to make your property stand out among the other homes on the market.