Use these inspiring real estate quotes to keep you motivated and focused on your real estate business. Save quotes that lift you, that motivate you, and those that make you laugh.
Real estate is never easy. There are late nights, early morning, no weekends, and infrequent vacations…but the payoff is that you get to help people through one of the biggest decisions in their lives and make their dreams come true.
There are multiple lists of the same 10 real estate quotes that people toss up. We wanted something more to give you.
Our team combed through more than 61,000 web sites, 115,000 tweets, countess Pinterest pins, 500 hours of keynote speakers and a ton of other sources to find you the most real estate quotes that will inspire you for the long-haul, motivate you to take the next step in your business, and hopefully laugh a little too.
In today’s real estate market, we all get little sleep. You deserve at least five minutes to feel inspired and laugh. Don’t you? I hope that this list of deservedly famous real estate quotes will give you the break you need to recharge today. Happy reading!
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Real Estate Quotes
- Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they’re interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes and see what they see within the first eight seconds. – Barbara Corcoran
- Typically, the research tells us, that a high quality real estate agent that really knows what they are doing will add more to the equation than they cost. Because people make mistakes when selling their own home – the mistakes are costly… –Dave Ramsey
- Don’t beat yourself up. Some transactions will naturally go smoothly, and others are a month of challenges. Learn what you can from each transaction, move on, and start the next one. – Kurt Uhlir
- A real estate agent has two property listings. Now add 11 more. What does the agent have now? Happiness. That agent has happiness. – Tim Dulany
- In any market, in any country, there are developers who make money. So I say all of this doom and gloom, but there will always be people who make money, because people always want homes. – Sarah Beeny
- To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients’ best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations – Anthony Hitt
- Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me. Real Estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values, and the least risk. – Armstrong Williams
- Real estate is the purest form of entrepreneurship – Brian Buffini
Real Estate Quotes for Buyers and Sellers
Need a quote to show your clients the value of real estate pro and save them from the mistake of FSBO or iBuyer? Looking to buy or sell your house and wondering what to look for in an agent? These will help.
Art, like real estate, is half science, half gut. We go to a lot of art fairs. I have two full-time art experts who help me make all the decisions about how to build the corporate and personal collection and what we put in our developments. We don’t let interior designers pick art for us
Jorge M. Pérez, American billionaire real estate developer, art collector, and philanthropist.. He ranked 316th on the Forbes 400 list with a net worth of US$ 2.6 billion, in 2018
If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait till you hire an amateur.
Real estate is the best investment for small savings. More money is made from the rise in real estate values than from all other causes combined.
William Jennings Bryan, American orator and politician. After running for President of the United States three times, he entered the newspaper industry and encouraged every American investor to purchase real estate.
If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree.
Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker
Real estate is an imperishable asset, ever increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity has devised. It is the basis of all security and about the only indestructible security.
No investment on earth is so safe, so sure, so certain to enrich its owner as undeveloped realty. I always advise my friends to place their savings in realty near some growing city. There is no such savings bank anywhere.
Grover Cleveland, he holds the records for veto’s and is thought to have fiercely protected the executive branch
Current real estate prices aren’t high because they have been driven up by irresponsible speculation. As was often the case in the past. Prices have risen because a constantly increasing population with money to invest has been created – and continues to be created.
J.Paul Getty, founder of Shell oil and was America’s first billionaire. His choice to donate much of the wealth he created is still felt today. The Getty foundation runs one of the great museums of the world the J. Paul Getty Museum.
“I have always liked real estate; farmland, pastureland, timberland and city property. I have had experience with all of them. I guess I just naturally like ‘the good Earth,’ the foundation of all our wealth.”
Jesse H. Jones founder of the Texas Commerce Bank and and entrepreneur from Houston. Texas Commerce Bank was acquired by JP. Morgan Chase.
Most homes valued at over $250,000 have a library. That should tell you something
Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.
What we call real estate – the solid ground to build a house on – is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
If you don’t own a home, buy one. If you own a home, buy another one. If you own two homes buy a third. And lend your relatives the money to buy a home.
John Paulson, American billionaire hedge fund manager. He’s also a great reason to work with a local real estate expert, as he has made a series of bad investments that led to a 26 BILLION dollar decline in his hedge fund. You just cannot beat local expertise.
Buy on the fringe and wait. Buy land near a growing city! Buy real estate when other people want to sell. Hold what you buy.
John Jacob “Jack” Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate developer, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War. He was also the wealthiest person to die aboard the RMS Titanic.
A man complained that on his way home to dinner he had every day to pass through that long field of his neighbors. I advised him to buy it and it would never seem long again.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.
Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald.
Land Monopoly is not only monopoly. But it is by far the greatest of monopolies: it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other monopolies.
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led the country to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955
If you’re not going to put your money into real estate, Where else?
Tamir Sapir, American businessman and billionaire from the former Soviet republic of Georgia. From humble beginnings, he created a net worth of $1.9 billion.
Private property was the original source of freedom. It is still its main bulwark.
Walter Lippmann, an American writer, reporter and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of the Cold War.
Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait
Will Rogers, TV personality and investor. He made a total of 71 films and is still famous for his vaudevillian rope tricks.
The ownership of a home, the feelings of independence that comes with the possession of a bit of the earth are among the most powerful incentives to high civic interest and usefulness.
Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States from 1923 to 1929
There is a distinct joy in owning a piece of land unlike that which you have in money, in houses, in books, in pictures, or anything else which men have devised. Personal property brings you into society with men. But land is part of God’s estate in the globe; and when a parcel of land is deeded to you, and you walk over it, and call it your own, it seems as if you had come into partnership with the original proprietor of the earth.
Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery
Believing that nothing can do more toward the development of the highest attributes of good citizenship than the ownership by every family of its home, I am always glad to endorse effective efforts to encourage home ownership. Nothing better could happen to the United States than a very notable increase in the ownership of homes.
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States from 1921 until his death in 1923
I advise women to invest in real estate. It is the collateral to be preferred above all others, and the safest means of investing money.
Hetty Green, American businesswoman and financier known as “the richest woman in America” during the Gilded Age
There are so many elements of respectability that come to him who finds permanent shelter for his love ones. It is a force for law, since a home owner desires protection by law. He acquires respect for the property of others. He wants good sound government and desires to become an advocate of law and order.
John H. Puelicher, shaped and influenced the banking industry in America
Anthony Trollope’s family had land that was provided by title and the ancient feudal system that was prevalent in Europe at that time. Trollope’s family had little money to go with the title. Much of his writings touch on the value and feeling of having land.
Inspirational Real Estate Quotes
Running a successful real estate business requires a lot of work, and some days you might feel you like won’t see the fruits of your labor. That’s why we’ve gathered these motivational quotes to push you through rough patches and gray days to the brighter movement ahead.
This quote is similar to the timeless Zig Ziglar quote “Give enough other people what they want and you will always get what you want” and a sentiment we hear from many servant leaders.
“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.” – Warren Buffett
“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” – Warren Buffett
This applies to buying and selling, as well as to agent marketing. Outsourcing your marketing and lead generation efforts can make sense, as long as you understand what is being done and why.
A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.”
Knowledge is power and instills confidence. On average, I spend three to four hours every day reading and listening to books, podcasts and news. I not only focus on real estate but also entrepreneurship, history, and other finance, tech, and business sectors.
Laura Brady, Founder & President of Concierge Auctions
A lot of agents are not consistent. When you work on a big deal for months and it falls apart, you can see people who go into a downward spiral, and struggle to get out of it, and if you are in a rabbit hole, you won’t be able to see the light of day at the same time. People need to remember that every experience is a teachable moment, and you need to brush yourself off and start again. If you have disappointments, feel bad for yourself for a day or two, then get yourself back in the game.
Funny Real Estate Quotes
Sleep is for people without access to the MLS
Lighter Side of Real Estate
Please, tell me more about how you’re an expert in real estate because you watch HGTV.
If I were a professional wrestler, I’d want a name that strikes fear in most people. Something like, ‘The Underwriter’.”
Lighter Side of Real Estate
I am basically a full-time psychologist who shows houses every now and then.
Dori Warner, Top producer
Judging by your pins, you’ll need a house with 14 bathrooms, 27 living rooms, and a master closet the size of a small village.
Why, yes … that’d be fantastic if your parents, grandmother, and second cousin came along while I showed you houses today.
Famous Real Estate Quotes
The fictional story of a poor dad vs. a rich one turned Robert into an overnight Real Estate Investment Advisor for the masses. Despite having his own ups and downs, his advice has encouraged millions to buy property.
In so far as Government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels, so that every poor man may have a home.
– Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States and Lawyer. He believed everyone could and should own their own piece of land.
In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times with innovative new business models.
Akira Mori owns and operates 156 office buildings (67 that he owns). He is the 5th wealthiest individual in Japan.
The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.
Andrew Carnegie was the world’s wealthiest steel magnate and he invested heavily in real estate.
Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.
Andrew Carnegie’s wealth would exceed $256,000,000,000 (that’s 256 BILLION) if he were alive today
You are not buying a house, you are buying a lifestyle
Too many people have said this over the years to attribute it to any one person.
At a time when America’s confidence in Wall Street and the stock market was at an all-time low, he told the American people to invest in real estate.
“At what lengths are you willing to go to on a daily basis to build a thriving real estate career?” – Jon Cheplak, real estate coach
“If your competition isn’t talking about you and trying to poke holes in what you are doing, you are probably on a long path to irrelevancy.” – Glenn Sanford, founder of eXp Realty
“Most top producers in real estate, like in every business, are focused on learning and biased towards action. If you want to keep growing, you have to make learning and action your highest priorities.” – Kurt Uhlir
“Buyers are some of the best people you’ll ever work with in the industry.” – Glenn Sanford, founder of eXp Realty
“He or she that learns to control their focus at the highest possible level will be on top.” – Joshua Smith, GSD podcast and real estate coach
“Your ability to overcome situations where you’re told ‘no’ will make or break your business because the best agents are great problem-solvers.” – Bernice Ross, real estate coach
The Major fortunes in America have been made in land.
John D. Rockefeller, best known as the founder of standard oil. Much of his wealth in the oil business came from land usage. Many of his business methods were harsh and led to anti-trust laws that are still in use today. The most famous of which is the Sherman-Clayton Anti-Trust act.
Real Estate Quotes: Business, Marketing, and Lead Gen
The experience of a seasoned entreprenuer is priceless – an no matter how many podcasts you listen to and books you read, you simply can’t replace the experience they’ve gained through actually doing the work, failing, and succeeding as they’ve built companies.
Here are some of the best pieces of real estate business advice from seasoned entreprenuers, marketers, and real estate pros to help propel your business in the right direction.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
This quote may not have been about real estate but it definitely applies to modern marketing and growing your real estate business. Look for the opportunities and ask “why” when you see things working for others.
It’s always about getting the appointment
Valerie Fitzgerald, The Valerie Fitzgerald Group
Real Estate marketing is not only about being found everywhere online but also making sure what home buyers and sellers look at stands out from the competition. This is achieved by providing high end photography, video tours, and custom written descriptions about your home. In today’s real estate environment these are the kind of things that separate those home owners that are selling, from those that are languishing on the market.
Bill Gassett, Owner Max Real Estate Exposure
“If your message matches the market, you’re going to win.” – Jon Cheplak, real estate coach
“First and foremost is having a great website. The second part is figuring out how to generate traffic to your website.” – Glenn Sanford, founder of eXp Realty
If you’re not [learning], you’re falling behind. Somebody else is getting better as you’re becoming less valuable. I see so many irrelevant salespeople I want to cry. They stopped learning.
Jill Konrath – Founder Leapfrog Strategies & Bestselling Author
“It’s about empowering agents to generate their own leads.” – Glenn Sanford, founder of eXp Realty
“As a real estate professional, if you’re trying to build a big business, you need to invest in that business.” – Glenn Sanford, founder of eXp Realty
There was no big break. There were just years and years of work.
Paula Del Nunzio, Manhattan-based real estate broker
“Selling is not telling. Selling is asking questions…and it’s hard.” – Mike Ferry, real estate coach
Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.
Ginni Rometty – Former Chair, President & CEO of IBM. Awarded Bloomberg’s “50 Most Influential People In The World.”
“Most agents are so busy doing it, doing it, doing it, that they don’t have time to think about how to do what they do in a better way.” – Craig Proctor, real estate coach
Domain names and websites are Internet real estate.
Marc Ostrofsky, American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, New York Times Best Selling Author and public speaker
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