45 Insightful Real Estate Quotes Guaranteed to Motivate You

45 Insightful Real Estate Quotes Guaranteed to Motivate You

Are you looking for an extra motivational boost to get you through the day? We have you covered with these 45 insightful real estate quotes guaranteed to motivate you.

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There is a lot of power in quotes, especially those written by people we admire and respect. 

Quotes can also extract and express larger and important meaning from texts or concepts. To some, quotes become mantras they repeat to themselves in order to stay motivated. For others, they provide concise and witty nuggets of wisdom that are both entertaining and sharable, but still manage to convey some deep truths about the nature of real estate.

Whether you need the extra motivation, or simply wish to share an insightful quote on your social media, check out our list of 45 real estate quotes


“The best real-estate investments with the highest yields are in working-class neighborhoods, because fancy properties are overpriced.” – Jane Bryant Quinn 


“Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” – Will Rogers

“The best investment on earth is earth.” – Louis Glickman

Suze Orman

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

John Stuart Mill

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

Donald Trump

“Every day, you’ll have opportunities to take a chance and to work outside your safety net. Sure, it’s a lot easier to stay in your comfort zone… in my case, business suits and real estate… but sometimes you have to take risks. When the risks pay off, that’s when you reap the biggest rewards.” – Donald Trump

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” – Mark Twain

Marshall Field

“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.” – Marshall Field

Armstrong Williams
Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu – Washington Post

“Now, one thing I tell everyone is to learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest return, the greatest values and the least risk.” – Armstrong Williams 

Leoh Ming Pei
Photo: Pei Partnership Architects

“Life is architecture & architecture is the mirror of life.” – Leoh Ming Pei

Russell Sage

“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 

Will Rogers

“Real estate is the best investment in the world because it is the only thing they are not making anymore.” – Will Rogers

Andrew Carnegie

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie 

Ray Brown

“The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.” – Ray Brown

John Jacob Astor

“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

John Paulson

“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

Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Bjarke Ingels

“The one thing all humans share is that we all inhabit the same limited amount of real estate, which is planet earth.” – Bjarke Ingels, Famous Architect


“The positive aspect of my negative viewer is essentially that you shouldn’t own cash and government bonds, but you should be in assets like real estate or equities or precious metals or in commodities.” – Marc Faber

Theodore Roosevelt

“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 

“Real estate is the closest thing to the proverbial pot of gold.” – Ada Louise Huxtable

“Investing is placing capital in productive assets where ideally these assets should have the ability in inflationary times to deliver output that will retain its purchasing power value.” – Warren Buffet

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not in the hamburger business. My business is real estate.” – Ray Kroc, McDonald’s Founder 

Oprah Winfrey
Image: Harpo Inc./Ruven Afanador

“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 

Andrew Carnegie

“90% 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 man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie

Marshall Field

“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.” – Marshall Field 

John D. Rockefeller

“The major fortunes in America have been made in land.” – John D. Rockefeller

Robert Kiyosaki

“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 

Mike Wolf

“A lot of the wealthiest people on the planet, have either become wealthy from real estate or they later invested in real estate to keep their wealth.” – Mike Wolf 

Armstrong Williams
Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu – Washington Post

“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 

Anthony Hitt

“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

Johnny Isakson

“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

Winston Churchill

“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 forms of monopoly.” – Winston Churchill

Barbara Corcoran

“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

Yakov Smirnoff

“To my real estate agent, Chernobyl is a fixer-upper.” – Yakov Smirnoff

Jeff Greene

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

Red Adair
Image: Bob Crockett / Stars and Stripes

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

Kathy Fettke

“The bottom line: investing in real estate is smart because property is tangible. People always have, and always will, need shelter. This means it is very unlikely that our need for shelter (ie: buying or renting homes) will ever go away.” – Kathy Fettke

Mike Wolf

“Don’t make an emotional decision when buying real estate. Buy in places that give you the best returns.” – Mike Wolf

Johnny Isakson

“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

Jeff Bezos
Image: Seattle City Council

“Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That’s why there’s the old saw: location, location, location.” – Jeff Bezos

Ed McMahon

“Golf courses sell real estate and that’s why they’re built.” – Ed McMahon

Robert Kiyosaki

“The problem with real estate is that it’s local. You have to understand the local market.” – Robert Kiyosaki

ross perot jr

“Half of this business is politics. As real estate developers, it’s our job to go in there and get beat up.” – Ross Perot, Jr.

“Stupidity is when you have a Land Rover + Land Cruiser and still have a landlord… Wise Up.” – Anonymous.

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