NewsUS Real EstateMay 24, 2024

100 Real Estate Quotes About Investing

The world of real estate is filled with some of the smartest and most interesting people you’ll ever encounter, either in person or online. Many of them have some fascinating things to share about their chosen field. To prove that, we’ve scoured the internet and compiled a list of some of the best real estate quotes about investing, motivation, and more. 


Real Estate Investment Quotes About Wealth 

Inflation eats up profits, except for real estate. Investing in it is one of the best ways to make and actually get to keep the money you’ve made. Here are some quotes about real estate investment and wealth:

  1. 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
  2. But land is land, and it’s safer than the stocks and bonds of Wall Street swindlers. — Eugene O’Neill
  3. Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking, or economizing. — John Stuart Mill
  4. 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 .— John Paulson
  5. 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 Astor
  6. Today’s wise young man or wage earner invests his money in real estate. — Andrew Carnegie
  7. The best investment on earth is earth. — Louis Glickman
  8. Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. — Andrew Carnegie
  9. Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way but the only way to become wealthy. — Marshall Field
  10. Everyone wants a piece of land. It’s the only sure investment. It can never depreciate like a car or washing machine. The land will only double its value in ten years. — Sam Shepard
  11. 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
  12. Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it. — Grant Cardone
  13. Real estate investing remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth, even on a very small scale. — Robert Kiyosaki
  14. Real estate is like Jack and the Beanstalk’s goose that lays golden eggs. It’s something that pays you month after month, whether you are working or not. — Kathy Fettke
  15. 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

Funny Real Estate Quotes

Real estate is a serious business, but that doesn’t mean that people involved in it always have to be. To prove that, here are some of the funniest real estate quotes of all time.

  1. The best time to buy a house is always five years ago. — Ray Brown
  2. 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
  3. Real estate is a contact sport. — Tracey Hampson
  4. A man complained that on his way home to dinner, he had to pass through that long field of his neighbors every day. I advised him to buy it, and it would never seem that long again. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. Property mistakes are like a bad haircut…they grow out in the end. — George Choy
  6. Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait. — Will Rogers

Real Estate Motivational Quotes

Have you ever felt down and thought your real estate gains were not where they should be? Don’t fret; you’re not the only one. Here are some of the best real estate motivational quotes to help you get your grove back:

  1. Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security. — Suze Orman
  2. Success in real estate starts when you believe you are worthy of it. — Michael Ferrara
  3. Remember, anyone can do it. But not everyone will. The only question is: will you? — Gary W. Keller
  4. The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for because it’s the only thing that lasts. — Margaret Mitchell
  5. 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 than any other profession that I know of. — Johnny Isakson
  6. To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your client’s best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations. — Anthony Hitt
  7. Success is actually a short race, a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over. — Gary Kelle
  8. Real estate practice is not about selling or buying a home. It’s about representing your client’s greatest asset to your client’s greatest benefit. — Alex Delgado
  9. 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 is the only indestructible security. — Russell Sage
  10. 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
  11. Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth.  — Paul Clitheroe

Famous People Real Estate Quotes

Not everybody involved in real estate makes it to the mainstream, but some do. Here are the most famous real estate quotes said by prominent individuals. 

  1. It’s tangible, it’s solid, it’s beautiful. It’s artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.

Donald Trump

  1. The major fortunes in America have been made in land. — John D. Rockefeller
  2. 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
  3. There’s always opportunity in real estate. It’s just a matter of finding that opportunity in the current market. — Samantha DeBianchi
  4. It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can’t fly away. — Anthony Trollope
  5. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. — Maya Angelou
  6. When it comes to real estate, the three most important things are location, location, and Howard Hughes money. — Chris Rock

Buying a House Quotes

There are a lot of things that go into buying and selling a house. Some of the brightest real estate minds tell us their stories through some of the most wonderful quotes:

  1. It’s not about the money, though that’s nice to have. At the end of the day, it’s really about matching the right buyer to the right seller. We’re matchmakers, real estate matchmakers. — Valerie Fitzgerald
  2. Homeownership is the cornerstone of a strong community. — Rick Renzi
  3. Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results. — Warren Buffett
  4. You will become at least as rich as the amount of good debt you take in your life. — H. J. Chammas
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. I am basically a full-time psychologist who shows houses every now and then. — Dori Warner
  8. Why, yes … that’d be fantastic if your parents, grandmother, and second cousin came along while I showed you houses today. — Amy Chrisman-Williams
  9. Real estate sales was 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… that’s also the way you win over constituency. — Johnny Isakson
  10. At what lengths are you willing to go to on a daily basis to build a thriving real estate career?  — Jon Cheplak
  11. 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
  12. 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, and those mistakes are costly… — Dave Ramsey
  13. Homeownership is the foundation of the American Dream. — Dennis Weaver

Best Real Estate Quotes

Here are some of the best real estate quotes we’ve been able to find scouring the internet:

  1. If the numbers are good, real estate investors should buy internationally. Invest where it’s best!  — Luka Malkovich
  2. Every individual deserves to be educated and fully informed on the details that go into every touchpoint of a real estate transaction. — Doug Fish
  3. Expansion always, in all ways. — Ryan Serhant
  4. Real estate is the purest form of entrepreneurship. — Brian Buffini
  5. When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work. — Aya Laraya
  6. Art, like real estate, is half science, half gut. We go to a lot of art fairs. We 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
  7. There was no big break. There were just years and years of work. — Paula Del Nunzio
  8. Privacy has a competitive advantage and showing your customers that you take this seriously, that you’ve got their back and you’re protecting them, is probably the biggest opportunity out there in real estate. — Scott Lockhart
  9. 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
  10. Find out where the people are going and buy the land before they get there. — William Penn Adair
  11. The more you know about your customers, the more you can provide them with increasingly useful, relevant, and persuasive information. — Jay Baer
  12. Property has its duties as well as its rights. — Thomas Drummond
  13. The bottom line: investing in real estate is smart because property is tangible. People always have, and always will, need shelter. — Kathy Fettke
  14. 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
  15. If you’re not going to put your money into real estate, Where else? — Tamir Sapir
  16. As a real estate professional, if you’re trying to build a big business, you need to invest in that business. — Glenn Sanford
  17. This is a real-estate-driven economy from top to bottom. — Christopher Thornberg
  18. Real estate is a long-term game. Don’t try to get rich quick. Instead, focus on buying properties that will generate income and appreciate over time. — Warren Buffett
  19. Real estate is a great way to build wealth and achieve financial security. — David Bach
  20. 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
  21. I have always liked real estate: farmland, pasture land, 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
  22. Most homes valued at over $250,000 have a library. That should tell you something. — Jim Rohn
  23. Private property was the original source of freedom. It is still its main bulwark. — Walter Lippmann

Best Quotes From Real Estate Youtubers

In the past decade, YouTube has seen a rise in the number of real estate content creators. Here’s what the most popular of them have to say about real estate, life, business, and success.

  1. “Don’t buy things you can’t afford with money you don’t have to impress people you don’t like it.” ― Graham Stephan
  2. Don’t be confused by what looks like luck to you. Lucky people don’t make successful people; people who completely commit themselves to success seem to get lucky in life. — Grant Cardone
  3. Always make a counteroffer. You can’t get anywhere without a counter. Remind clients there is always a cost for time. Time is expensive. You can’t predict the market. You can’t assume there is always a better offer. Can the parties involved split the difference? Can you, as the salesperson, offer an additional incentive? Can you lower your commission? Pay for a cost associated with the deal yourself? Remember, $10 is better than $0!” ― Ryan Serhant
  4. Every day, you have 1,440 minutes. Minutes are your dollars. Invest your time wisely. — Ryan Serhant
  5. There are so many real estate agents for every town in America. That’s noisy. How do you break through? You were better in whatever that meant. The way to break through in content is to be better. I think authenticity is better. People buy from people. This goes back to the content. What do you put out there? The answer is authenticity. — Tom Ferry
  6. I’ve spent 13 years building my success in real estate and am continuously searching for new ways to work smarter, not harder, through tools and technologies, smart business practices, and the power of content marketing. — Kyle Handy
  7. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you really want to build generational wealth you have to STUDY, APPLY, LISTEN and LEARN! There is no easy button! — Max Maxwell
  8. You don’t have to be more talented to win. Just keep on growing and improving yourself, and you will fly past all of them. — Kevin Ward
  9. Did I know exactly what I was doing from jump? Absolutely not. But getting going and deciding that I was gonna take action before giving up is what got me here. How’s your story going to go? — Lili Thompson
  10. When problems arise, they consider them as challenges and rather than complain, view such situations as opportunities to learn. — Phil Pustejovsky
  11. Stop low balling your business to satisfy cheap people. They pay full price for Jordan’s and iPhones. They can pay you too. — Bryan Casella
  12. There will come a day when the properties my partner and I own will be sold. But until that day, the cash flow generated from them and their value appreciation ensures that we can do the things we love today and in the future. — Ken McElroy
  13. As entrepreneurs, deep down, we’ll admit that much of our success comes from sheer determination and willpower. Not genius or talent. — Mark J Kohler 
  14. Once I understood the geographically unrestricted opportunity of partnering with others, it allowed me to create wealth, build a flexible lifestyle, and ultimately get my time back. — Mike Sherrard 
  15. Be the best and work really hard, even when no one is looking. — Ricky Carruth
  16. Always be cognizant of what’s happening with the markets and educate your investors. It’s difficult to raise capital when the investor doesn’t know what that is. — Chad Griffiths
  17. Truth is, real estate investing is the final frontier where the average person has a shot at wealth. — Matt Theriault
  18. You just need a few key team members to get started—an attorney, an accountant, a real estate broker, and a property manager. — Ken McElroy
  19. Never take the position that things just happen to you; rather, they happen because of something you did or did not do. — Grant Cardone
  20. If life gives you lemons, find someone who’s life gives them vodka and throw a party. — Kevin Ward
  21. When people think you’re crazy, it’s just because they don’t have the courage to do what you’re doing. ― Ryan Serhant
  22. Be very selective in how you talk to yourself and other people. — Bryan Casella
  23. Starting off on the right foot involves doing one thing really well: evaluating your market and submarket. — Ken McElroy
  24. You may want to separate your high-equity properties from your high-risk properties. Consider grouping low-equity properties together in one LLC with high-equity properties in another LLC. — Mark J Kohler
  25. Money tends to produce more money; when invested right. — Ken McElro
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