130+ Inspiring Real Estate Quotes


This inspiring real estate quotes applies to modern marketing and all-around business growth. The experience of an entrepreneur is very important – and no matter how many books you read, or videos you have watched it can’t replace the experience gathered in actually doing the work, which includes failing, and succeeding.

Running a successful real estate business can be very tasking and most times requires a lot of work, which may make you want to throw in the towel, that’s why we’ve gathered these inspiring real estate quotes to motivate and push you through rough patches and ”not too bright” days to the brighter days and accomplishments ahead.


“The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.” – Abraham Lincoln

Find out where the people are going and buy the land before they get there. – William Penn Adair

Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth. – Theodore Roosevelt

In any market, in any country, some developers 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, English Property Developer, and Television Presenter

“At what lengths are you willing to go to daily 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 within 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

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

I look for partners who answer their phone, return calls fast, and return emails fast… – Mark Spain, Founder of Mark Spain Real Estate

The things people search for provide a road map of sorts for agents and marketers… Today, the most successful people in real estate will begin to predict what people want. – Kurt Uhlir, Marketing and Innovation Executive

If you don’t adopt disruptive technology, you will be disrupted. – Brad Inman, Internet Entrepreneur

If you have not made a change in your real estate business to ensure you have technical competency, you are way behind. – Elizabeth Mendenhall, Past President of National Association of Realtors®

It’s always about getting the appointment – Valerie Fitzgerald, The Valerie Fitzgerald Group

“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

“It’s about empowering agents to generate their 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

“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, an American entrepreneur

Privacy has a competitive advantage and being able to show your customers that you take this seriously, that you’ve got their back and you’re protecting them, is going to be probably the biggest opportunity that’s out there in real estate. – Scott Lockhart

Privacy has a competitive advantage and being able to show your customers that you take this seriously, that you’ve got their back and you’re protecting them, is going to be probably the biggest opportunity that’s out there in real estate. – Scott Lockhart, CEO at Showcase IDX

“A forever real estate agent understands that the concept of home is predicated on the many changes life can bring, and it doesn’t start—or end—with the transaction.”  ― Gino Blefari, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services CEO

“Good intentions and a desire to help people alone will at best lead you to a mediocre career in real estate.” ― Sean Moudry

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” ― Unknown

The key to being a good broker is networking. I have a wonderful relationship with other agents, which in this business you must have. – Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker

If you can have passion, then passion will carry you, and it will motivate you. It will allow you to overcome the obstacles. – Ben Caballero, of HomesUSA.com

I attribute my success to integrity. Doing the right thing at any cost. I’ve lost sales, I’ve lost listings. At any cost, you have to do the right thing for your client. I love what I do and I want to do it right. – Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker

The only thing you are guaranteed in new construction is that it is going to take longer than they told you. –Egypt Sherrod, Television Personality and Real Estate Broker

“Success in real estate comes down to two factors: taking care of and valuing the customer.” ― Michael Miedler, Century 21 CEO

“Paradise is a state of being, more than just the name of a suburb or a home.”― Raquel Cepeda

“You need to fear not having the business more than you fear calling your leads.” ― Beverly Ruffner, Real Estate Coach

“People say they get into real estate for ‘freedom,’ but if you have a lot of freedom, you’re probably not selling any houses!”― Dana Galli, HM Properties

“The noise you almost always hear in life and business is the scream of the urgent, drowning out the whisper of the important.”― Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”― Jim Rohn

“If you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s and you’re entrepreneurially minded like I am, I don’t think the best strategy for you is to buy a home.”― Gary Vaynerchuk

“If you don’t adopt disruptive technology, you will be disrupted.”― Brad Inman

“No is the killer of dreams. No is the killer of great ideas. It’s the end of a conversation.” ― Robert Reffkin, Compass CEO

“Life is beautiful—but you have to work at it to make it so.” — Mary Mouritsen, Founder of Barefoot Bungalow Homes

“The sales universe only rewards based on the results you provide and your ability to communicate the value of those results to the customer.” ― Sean Moudry

“Keep calm and trust your Realtor.” ― Anonymous

“The most important asset you can own in your business is the attention of your customer. If you don’t own it, someone else does.” ― Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO

“A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back, it comes back up like gangbusters.” ― Barbara Corcoran

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep.” ― John Stuart Mill

“One saying that needs to have its proverbial status revoked is the well-known real estate adage, ‘Buy the worst house in the best neighborhood.’” ― Spencer Rascoff, Co-founder of Zillow

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security.”― Suze Orman

“You don’t have to be too bright to get into real estate.” ― David Lichtenstein

“I had probably seven agents by the time I became a legitimate real estate broker.” ― Barbara Corcoran

You’ve got to have your goal so big that you have to take huge actions to achieve it.
– Mark Spain, Real Estate Broker

Realtors using social media as a lead gen tool are the next generation of top producers. –
Nobu Hata, Director of Member Engagement – National Association of Realtors

A professional is somebody who knows what they know and knows what they don’t know. And knows the difference between the two. So when I know, I’ll tell you and when I don’t know – I’ll go find out. Which means you’ll always get the right answer. – Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams

Real estate sales are perfect training for the experience to go into public life because you learn to accept rejection, learn to meet new people, learn to work with people and find common ground. That’s the way you sell houses…
– Johnny Isakson, Founder of Northside Realty and one of United States Senators.

Not only do you have to have content in your digital and inbound real estate marketing strategies, but content that gets a LOL gets read, noticed, shared, clicked, and commented on is how you make a human connection in today’s noisy, multi-device world. – Laura Monroe, Head of Industry & Brand Engagement at Real Estate Webmasters

It’s great to be successful, but you’ve got to pause and give back. We are all in this fight together…be willing to bend down and help people out. – Mark Spain, Atlanta Real Estate Broker

Not following up with your prospects is the same as filling up your bathtub without first putting the stopper in the drain. – Michelle Moore, The Power of Real Estate Radio Show

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

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

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 to learn about real estate. Repeat after me. Real Estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values, and the least risk. – Armstrong Williams

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  real estate developer, investor, inventor, writer, and 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, an American jazz double-bassist

Land Monopoly is not the 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

If you’re not going to put your money into real estate, Where else? – Tamir Sapir

Private property was the original source of freedom. It is still its main bulwark. – Walter Lippmann, an American writer

Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait – Will Rogers, TV personality and investor

The ownership of a home and the feelings of independence that comes with the possession of a bit of the earth are among the most powerful incentives for high civic interest and usefulness. – Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States

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, an American businesswoman

There are so many elements of respectability that come to him who finds permanent shelter for his loved ones. It is a force for the law since a homeowner desires protection by law. He acquires respect for the property of others. He wants a good sound government and desires to become an advocate of law and order. – John H. Puelicher

The house you looked at today and wanted to think about until tomorrow may be the same house someone looked at yesterday and will buy today

Vet your realtor up front – make sure they are qualified upfront before you sign. – Egypt Sherrod, Television Personality and Real Estate Broker

Realtors are the gatekeepers of the community! – Trent Williamson

He is not a full man who does not own a piece of land. – Hebrew Proverb

It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. The land is about the only thing that can’t fly away. – Anthony Trollope, English Novelist

There’s always opportunity in real estate. It’s just a matter of finding that opportunity in the current market.  – Samantha DeBianchi

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” ― Bruce Lee

“If you circle above Central Park at night in a helicopter, you’re looking down at the most expensive real estate in the world. It’s the American Monopoly board.” ― Ridley Scott

“Great agents are not constrained by opportunity—they’re constrained by capacity.”  — Guy Gal, Side CEO

“Perhaps the secret to making a billion dollars in real estate is that there is no secret.” ― David Lichtenstein

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The real estate market doesn’t care about your feelings.” ― The Broke Agent

“If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.”― Dale Carnegie

“A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude great people.” ― Barbara Corcoran

“You need to be courageous, even when things come up against you … you need to be vibrant because your energy is what’s going to attract your business.” ― Terrica Lynn Smith, Broker, Author, Speaker

“Do not let any obstacles stop you. Where there are obstacles, there are also great opportunities.” ― Dottie Herman

“If you’re committed to it, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” ― Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” ― Warren Buffet

“Never let people who chose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.” ― David Goggins

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” ― Chinese Proverb

“If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” ― Unknown

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” ― Zig Ziglar

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ― Tony Robbins

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vince Lombardi

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” ― Aristotle

Real estate cannot be lost or stolen nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care it is about the safest investment in the world. – Franklin D Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

”If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait till you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair

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.

If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree. – Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, and author

”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 the only indestructible security.” – Russell Sage

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

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

“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

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.

“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

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

Real estate is the purest form of entrepreneurship – Brian Buffini, Business Coach

In the end, step up, be professional, and do your job. That’s really what successful full-time agents focus on. They get rid of all the noise and do what matters. – Adam Contos RE/MAX CEO

Real Estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth. – Robert Kiyosaki

Real estate is my life. It is my day job if you will but it consumes my nights and weekends as well. – Ivanka Trump

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

I will forever believe that buying a home is a great investment. Why? Because you can’t live in a stock certificate. You can’t live in a mutual fund. – Oprah Winfrey

“The consistency of your actions directly correlates with the consistency of your income.” — Melissa Sofia, Founder of Avenue Home Collective

“Every sale has five obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” ― Zig Ziglar

There’s always opportunity in real estate. It’s just a matter of finding that opportunity in the current market. – Samantha DeBianchi, Realtor and TV Personality

The difference that I learned between people who succeed at a high level and people that don’t – is that people who succeed at a high level: learn from their failures, get up, and go on. -Gary Keller, founder of Keller Williams

Want to disrupt real estate? Ask yourself what people don’t like about the real estate experience and what they’re doing outside of the tools you provide them. – Kurt Uhlir, Keynote Speaker on Marketing and Real Estate

“Surround yourself with players in the industry and those important to you. In this business, your immediate circle can be your next paycheck.” – Jaréd Goodloe, Real Estate Agent, Compass

“You must never try to make all the money that’s in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many deals.” ― J. Paul Getty

“Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause that goes on and on and may, at last, induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.” ― Lance Morrow

“Just because someone’s nodding along doesn’t mean they’re comprehending everything you’re saying. Be disciplined about pausing, checking in, and making sure you’re on the same page.” — Christina Woo, Founder of Canopy Realty

“Make a customer, not a sale.” ― Katherine Barchetti

I’m a big believer in a high-quality realtor and I endorse realtors for that reason. High-quality real estate agents all over America.
– Dave Ramsey, American Radio Show Host, and Personal Finance Expert

There have been few things in my life that have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land. – Harriet Martineau, British social theorist, and Whig writer

Real estate is the purest form of entrepreneurship – Brian Buffini


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