Real Estate Quotes and motivational nudges can be just what's needed to jump out of bed and turn the day AND YOUR LIFE into a great success.

“If you can dream it, you can do it” Walt Disney.  Save real estate quotes that lift you, that motivate you and create your own too.

Dottie Herman, who Forbes named the richest self-made woman in real estate, has this framed in her office “Success Is Failure Turned Inside Out.”

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Real Estate Quotes

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Continue throughout your day working toward your dreams, goals and helping others achieve their real estate dreams. Use these real estate quotes for inspiration, nudges and add your own.  

75 Best Real Estate Quotes

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Inspirational Real Estate Quotes


Real Estate Quotes: Your Attitude 

Realtor Attitude

Real Estate Quotes #1

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

Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate Quotes #2

2.  “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Winston Churchill

Real Estate Quotes #3

3.  “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  

Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes We Just Need That Nudge…Go For Your Dreams

Real Estate Quotes #4

4. “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect… You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.”

Warren Buffett

Real Estate Quotes From Power Brokers and Agents

Wise Quotes

Real Estate Quotes #5

5.  “You (the Realtor®) are the captain of the ship.  You’re navigating the ship and directing the crew.  You keep it all together and all the moving parts together.  If it starts to unravel you pull it back together and stay on course.  Then, at the end, you land your clients exactly at the destination they hired you for.  You Are The Captain Of The Ship.  

Steve Stringham, Equity Real Estate Owner/Branch Broker

Real Estate Quotes #6

6.  “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.”

Dottie Herman – CEO of Douglas Elliman

Real Estate Quotes #7

7.  “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   

Real Estate Quotes #8

8.  “It's always about getting the appointment.”

Valerie Fitzgerald, The Valerie Fitzgerald Group

Real Estate Quotes – “In the real estate business…”

Real Estate Quotes #9

9.  “In the real estate business you learn more about people and you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably more than any other profession I know.”

Johnny Isakson, US Senator & Founder of Northside Realty

Real Estate Quotes #10

10.  “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, CEO Engel & Volkers

Real Estate Quotes #11

11.  “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 Quotes #12

12.  “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, Founder – Corcoran Group, Inc.

Real Estate Quotes #13

13. “Success is actually a short race — a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.” 

Gary Keller

Funny Real Estate Quotes #14

14. “I am basically a full-time psychologist who shows houses every now and then.”

Dori Warner

Funny Real Estate Quotes #15

15. “Why, yes … that’d be fantastic if your parents, grandmother, and second cousin came along while I showed you houses today.”

Amy Chrisman-Williams

Real Estate Quotes #16

16. “Real estate practice is not about selling or buying a home. It’s about representing your client’s greatest asset to your clients greatest benefit.”

Alex Delgado

Real Estate Quotes – The Why

Real Estate Quotes #17

17.  “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

Real Estate Quotes #18

18.  “Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security.”  

Suze Orman

Real Estate Quotes #19

19.  “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

Real Estate Quotes #20

20.  “Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young [person] or wage earner of today invests [their] money in real estate.”

Andrew Carnegie

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Real Estate Quotes #21

21.  “Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.”

Will Rogers

Real Estate Quotes #22

22. “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

Real Estate Quotes #23

23. “Find out where the people are going and buy the land before they get there.”

William Penn Adair

Real Estate Quotes #24

24.  “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

George A. Moore

Real Estate Quotes #25

25.  “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”

Warren Buffett

Real Estate Quotes #26

26. “Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.”

T. Harv Eker

Real Estate Quotes #27

27. “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

Real Estate Quotes #28

28. “Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.”

Andrew Carnegie’

Real Estate Quotes #29

29. “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

Real Estate Quotes #30

30. “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

Real Estate Quotes #31

31. “Real estate is the purest form of entrepreneurship.”

Brian Buffini

Real Estate Quotes #32

32. “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

Real Estate Quotes #33

33. “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.”

Russell Sage

Real Estate Quotes #34

34. “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

Real Estate Quotes #35

35. “The difference that I learned of 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

Real Estate Quotes #36

36. “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

Real Estate Quotes #37

37. “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 Quotes #38

38. “Everyone wants a piece of land. It’s the only sure investment. It can never depreciate like a car or washing machine. Land will only double its value in ten years.”

Sam Shepard

Funny Estate Quotes #39

39. “Sleep is for people without access to the MLS.”

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Real Estate Quotes #40

40. “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 

Real Estate Quotes #41

41. “The wise young person or wage earner of today invests their money in real estate.”

Andrew Carnegie

Real Estate Quotes #42

42. “Landlords grow rich in their sleep.”

John Stuart Mill

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Real Estate Quotes #43

43.  “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. Perez

Real Estate Quotes #44

44. “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

Real Estate Quotes #45

45. “Vet your realtor up front – make sure they are qualified up front before you sign.” 

Egypt Sherrod

Real Estate Quotes #46

46. “There’s always opportunity in real estate. It’s just a matter of finding that opportunity in the current market.”

 Samantha DeBianchi

Real Estate Quotes #47

47. “Buy real estate in areas where the path exists…and buy more real estate where there is no path, but you can create your own.”

David Waronker

Inspiring Real Estate Quotes and Business Quotes

Real Estate Business Quotes #48

48.  “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.”

Seth Godin – Founder Yoyodyne, Former VP Yahoo's Marketing & Best Selling Author

Real Estate Business Quotes #49

49.  “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

Arianna Huffington – Founder Huffington Post 

Real Estate Business Quotes #50

50. “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

Real Estate Business Quotes #51

51.  “Every challenge is an opportunity for a greater solution, to do better than where we are today.” 

Amanda Kahlow – Founder & CEO of 6sense

Real Estate Business Quotes #52

52. “He or she that learns to control their focus at the highest possible level will be on top.”

Joshua Smith

Real Estate Business Quotes #53

53. “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”

Warren Buffett

Real Estate Business Quotes #54

54. “Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth.”

Paul Clitheroe

Real Estate Business Quotes #55

55.  “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

Real Estate Business Quotes #56

56.  “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.”

Bill Gates 

Real Estate Business Quotes #57

57.  “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.”

Real Estate Business Quotes #58

58. “Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal 2nd base and keep your foot on 1st.”

Fred Wilcox

Real Estate Business Quotes #59

59. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”

Gregory Peck

Real Estate Business Quotes #60

60. “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” 

Jim Rohn

Real Estate Business Quotes #61

61. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” 

Theodore Roosevelt

Real Estate Business Quotes #62

62. “The more you know about your customers, the more you can provide to them information that is increasingly useful, relevant, and persuasive.” 

Jay Baer

Real Estate Business Quotes #63

63. “I look for partners who answer their phone, return calls fast, return emails fast.” 

Mark Spain

Real Estate Business Quotes #64

64. “If your message matches the market, you’re going to win.”

Jon Cheplak

Real Estate Business Quotes #65

65. “As a real estate professional, if you’re trying to build a big business, you need to invest in that business.”

Glenn Sanford

Real Estate Business Quotes #66

66. “Selling is not telling. Selling is asking questions…and it’s hard.”

Mike Ferry

Real Estate Business Quotes #67

67.  “Domain names and websites are Internet real estate.”

Marc Ostrofsky,

Real Estate Business Quotes #68

68.  “You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place.”

Albert Einstein

Real Estate Business Quotes #69

69. “We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.”

Warren Buffett

Real Estate Business Quotes #70

70. “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

Real Estate Business Quotes #71

71. “Realtors using social media as a lead gen tool are the next generation of top producers.”

Nobu Hata

Real Estate Business Quotes #72

72. “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”

Mark Twain

Real Estate Business Quotes #73

73. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

Warren Buffett

Real Estate Business Quotes #74

74.  “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

Real Estate Business Quotes #75

75. “In the end, step up, be the 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

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