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Real Estate Quotes: Inspiration from Real Estate Tycoons

Real Estate Quotes: Inspiration from Real Estate Tycoons

Are you looking for the best real estate quotes from industry titans to help you get inspired?

If so, you’re in the right place. Read on to see quotes from Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Barbara Corcoran, and more.

Famous Real Estate Quotes

If you’re ever in need of some motivation, turn to these famous real estate quotes.

Good advice is timeless, so look no further than these time-trusted maxims about real estate investing, real estate sales, and real estate marketing.

We’ve compiled our favorite quotes. These are from both bright minds and successful empire builders. If you want to be the best, you have to quote the best.

Donald Trump

The New York skyline at dusk with a semi-cloudy sky


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

To me, I love real estate because you can feel it.

Ivanka Trump

Real estate is my life. It is my day job, if you will. But it consumes my nights and weekends, too.

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.

The problem with real estate is that it’s local. You have to understand the local market.

By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The checkout girl at my local supermarket handed me her newly printed real estate agent business card.

If you do not like real estate, all you have to do is make hamburgers, build a business around that hamburger, and franchise it.

Barbara Corcoran

A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back, it comes back up like gangbusters.

It’s rumored that doing well in real estate is to be able to close a deal. I did not find that to be the case for myself, I was probably the worst closer out there and I didn’t find that was true of my top super stars either.

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.

John D. Rockefeller

As an image for a piece on Real Estate Quotes, man standing on the edge of a rocky cliff a man raises his hands to heaven as a sign of freedom or victory and in the background a fantastic landscape. Concept of: breathing, freedom, journey, life, love


The major fortunes in America have been made in land.

Davic Lichtenstein

Perhaps the secret to making a billion dollars in real estate is that there is no secret.

Franklin D Roosevelt

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.

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.

Andrew Carnegie

Suburban apartment building

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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 man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.

Marshall Field

Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.

Armstrong Williams

Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk.

Suze Orman

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

Fabrizio Moreira

Nicely trimmed and manicured garden in front of a luxury house on a sunny summer day. Street of houses in the suburbs of Canada.


Real estate investing is unique in that it’s almost as much a career or a way of life as it is a form of investing. Indeed, the fact that real estate is involves so much sweat equity makes it unique among other investments.

Louis Glickman

The best investment on Earth is earth.

Fabrizio Moreira

The business side of real estate investing is fraught with risk. Unlike purchasing mutual funds or savings bonds, with real estate, you can lose money; this is one of the reasons that seasoned real estate investors caution neophytes never to get too emotional about a property and always be willing to walk away.

Jeff Greene

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

James B. Stewart

Brand new residential duplex house for two families. House for sale on blue sky background. Duplex house with wide garage doors along the road in the front as a featured image for a piece on real estate quotes


A major way that losses are generated in real estate ventures is through depreciation, which is supposed to reflect the way that assets lose value over time. But a well-maintained building typically gains value.

Warren Buffett

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.

Mark Twain

Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.

John Stuart Mill

Landlords grow rich in their sleep.

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.

Will Rogers

New Commercial, Retail and Office building Space available for sale or lease in mixed use Storefront and office building with awning as the featured image for a piece on real estate quotes

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Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.

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 about the only indestructible security.

Hebrew Proverb

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

Matt Rosendale

Downtown Portland, Oregon at sunset from Pittock Mansion. as the featured image for a piece on Real Estate Quotes


After about 20 years of the real estate industry – where we had built it up from a little one-off, just five-agent operation – we built that that into a four-office, 65-agent, multimillion-dollar firm. At that point, I relocated to my ranch in eastern Montana and really thought that I was going to spend much of my time in ranching.

Ridley Scott

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.

Sarah Beeny

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.

Sam Shepard

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.

David Waronker

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.

Our Favorite Real Estate Quotes

These real estate quotes are just a few of our favorites, and there are many more out there.

Hopefully, some of you will end up being quoted yourselves! With enough hard work, the sky is the limit.