For most of us, great real estate quotes are like self-help books. If you keep reading the same ones over and over, they get boring. But when you find just the right quote from someone you trust, it can really fire up your mindset and help you kick-start your next big business move. 

And we’re here for that. We want to uncover that next great real estate quote to light a fire in your soul and point you in the direction of real estate brilliance. So check out these fantastic real estate quotes we’ve rounded up to spark your genius. 

General Real Estate Quotes

1. “Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.” — Will Rogers, vaudeville performer and actor

2. “Our favorite holding period is forever.” — Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

3. “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, CEO of HomeServices of America

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

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

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General Business Quotes

7. “Your past doesn’t define you. It prepares you.” — Darren Hardy, author and former publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

8. “When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work.” — Aya Laraya, founder of PesosAndSense, professor of corporate finance and economics

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

10. “You need to fear not having the business more than you fear calling your leads.” ― Beverly Ruffner, real estate coach

11. “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.” ― Anonymous

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13. “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, former CEO and director of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

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

15. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” — Benjamin E. Mays, Baptist minister and civil rights leader

16. “I suck at selling, I’m great at talking about the things I care about.” ― Gary Vaynerchuk, serial entrepreneur, chairman of VaynerX and CEO of VaynerMedia

17. “If you don’t adopt disruptive technology, you will be disrupted.” ― Brad Inman, publisher and founder of Inman Group

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

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

20. “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, real estate broker and contributor to The Close 

21. “Keep calm and trust your Realtor.” ― Anonymous

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22. “There are fashions in building. Behind the fashions lie economic and technological reasons, and these fashions exclude all but a few genuinely different possibilities in city dwelling construction at any one time.” ― Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, theorist, and activist

23. “Don’t be the guy who shows up at the potluck with just a fork.” ― Dave Liniger, co-founder of RE/MAX

24. “I can find you a great apartment, in a great neighborhood, for a low price. Pick two.” ― Emile L’Eplattenier, Lead Writer and Manager of Special Projects at The Close

25. “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, former CEO and director of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

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

27. “Landlords grow rich in their sleep.” ― John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and political economist

28. “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

"Buy land; they're not making it anymore." – Mark Twain

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

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31. “You don’t have to be too bright to get into real estate.” ― David Lichtenstein, CEO of The Lightstone Group

32. “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, writer and philosopher

33. “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

34. “I need your listing, I already sold all of mine.” ― Anonymous

35. “I had probably seven agents by the time I became a legitimate real estate broker.” ― Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group

36. “To my real estate agent, Chernobyl is a fixer-upper.” ― Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian

37. “I would do dry January, but I’m a real estate agent.” ― Eric Simon, The Broke Agent

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38. “If you want to get rich in real estate, sell things to Realtors.” ― Anonymous

39. “In real estate, you make 10% of your money because you’re a genius and 90% because you catch a great wave.” ― Jeff Greene, real estate entrepreneur

Shareable Real Estate Quotes 

40. “When one door closes, buy another one and open it yourself.” — Anonymous

41. “Buildings don’t move, but neighborhoods change all the time.” ― Anonymous

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

43. “Have you ever been bitten by an elephant? How about a mosquito? It’s the little things in life that will bite you.” — Darren Hardy, success coach

44. “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, film director

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

46. “Perhaps the secret to making a billion dollars in real estate is that there is no secret.” ― David Lichtenstein, CEO of The Lightstone Group

47. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, author and philosopher

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

49. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

50. “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, writer and businessman

51. “You can catch a great attitude from great people.” ― Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group

52. “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-owner of Cachet Real Estate

53. “You will be amazed at how you can predict the future with your confidence.” ― Ryan Serhant, broker, CEO, and founder of SERHANT. Real Estate

54. “Do not let any obstacles stop you. Where there are obstacles, there are also great opportunities.” ― Dottie Herman, vice chair at Douglas Elliman

55. “If you’re committed to it, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” ― Adam Contos, former CEO and director of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." – Winston Churchill

57. “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, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Goal-setting Quotes

58. “Routine is the sign of an ambitious individual.” ― Tom Ferry, real estate coach

59. “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” ― Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker

60. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” ― Andrew Carnegie, Founder Carnegie Steel Co.

61. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” ― Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker

62. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ― Tony Robbins, American author and motivational speaker

63. “Be willing to eat, sleep, and breathe the business. Success doesn’t sleep and it doesn’t wait for anyone.” ― Dottie Herman, vice chair at Douglas Elliman

64. “Never let people who chose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.” ― David Goggins, Retired United States Navy SEAL, athlete, and author.

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

66. “Your excuses are just the lies your fear has sold you.” — Darren Hardy, author and former publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

67. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” ― Elon Musk, founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX; CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; owner, CTO, and chairman of Twitter

68. “The highest levels of success don’t come from more grinding, they come from more alignment.” — Brett Jennings, founder of Real Estate Experts

69. “Never let obstacles stop you; figure out a way around it. Be real and authentic. Be passionate about what you are doing.” ― Dottie Herman, vice chair at Douglas Elliman

70. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.” ― Mark Cuban, businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks

"I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength." – Barbara Corcoran

72. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ― Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountain climber

73. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vince Lombardi, former football coach

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

75. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank, German diarist

76. “Don’t get mad at yourself for being someone you’re not. Just know who you are, then find the ways to let that person be as successful as possible.” ― Josh Altman, real estate broker at The Altman Brothers

77. “Like bathing, motivation doesn’t last. That’s why we recommend it daily.” ― Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker

78. “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

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Negotiation Quotes

79. “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, founder of Getty Oil Company

80. “If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.” — Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba

81. “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, essayist and writer

82. “Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.” ― Sir David Frost, British television host, journalist, comedian, and writer

83. “Allow other people to speak first; the important factor is not who talks … it’s who listens.” ― Ilana Eberson, founder and CEO of The NYC Business Networking Group

84. “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

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Sales Quotes

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

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

87. “Every sale has five obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” ― Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker

"If you can't say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say." – Will Durant

89. “In business, you’re the chief salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.” ― Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group

90. “When you put genuine inspiration behind your actions, the whole world opens up to you.” — Tom Ferry, real estate coach

91. “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.” — Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

92. “Being a real estate investor is almost essential to being a real estate agent.” — Anthony Navarro, founder of Harper Real Estate

93. “Don’t sit around waiting for your broker to feed you, because you will starve.” ― Terrica Lynn Smith, broker-owner of Cachet Real Estate

94. “People in real estate always love to say that real estate is local, and that is always 1,000% true. It’s also very situational … listen to what your clients tell you about what their circumstances are, what their motivations are, what they need, when they need to accomplish it, and come up with a plan and a strategy around that.” — Nicole Beauchamp, real estate agent at Engel & Völkers

Marketing & Advertising Quotes

95. “Without interest, you’re plain white toast. Boring. Uninteresting. Seen it. Heard it. Moving on.” ― Jessica Swesey, chief content strategist at 1000watt

96. “Learn how to leverage technology, because that’s going to put you into this next generation of how business is being done.” ― Chad Nash, broker-owner at Nash & Company Real Estate

97. “Your brand is a promise. It tells clients what the experience of working with you will be like.” — Kofi Nartey, founder of GLOBL RED

98. “On average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent 80 cents out of your dollar.” ― David Ogilvy, British advertising executive and founder of Ogilvy & Mather

99. “Wealth exists in the gap between ideas and their implementation.” — Brett Jennings, founder of Real Estate Experts

Over to You

We hope you take some of these great quotes and use their powerful messages in your business and your life. Anytime you need a little boost, you can refer back to this list. Oh and be sure to subscribe to our email list and join our Facebook Mastermind Group for more motivational moments.

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