Over 100 Realtor Motivational Quotes

This post is all about Realtor Motivational Quotes!

I’m a huge fan of motivational quotes and have them hanging all over my office. They get me excited to work on my real estate business and do the common sense activities that will take me to the next level.

It can be hard to find the best quotes. The ones that really work. So I found all the Realtor quotes that I loved and assembled them in one place for you!

The best way to use them is to print them out and put them on your wall. But there are other ways to use them too.

Save them to Pinterest in your Real Estate or Business folder. Use them as the background on your phone, iPad, and computer. Put them everywhere, so you don’t have to look far.

I’ve also written a different post with lots of great sample real estate reviews, too

A Quick Motivational Pick Me Up

You know that the best investment for your business is to invest in yourself. You are the one who gets it done. You have the strength, creativity, and drive to take your business to the next level. The keystone of wealth is making the safest investment in yourself! You can do it!

The only thing you need is to start. The best time is right now. Take the steps to financial affluence. You know what to do. You know how to do it. Use these inspirational quotes to get you moving NOW!

Where the Motivational Quotes Come From

I have assembled over 100 Realtor Motivational Quotes from many different sources. Some come from celebrities. Some come from presidents. Some come from other successful Real Estate agents or business people. I looked for successful people and found the most popular sayings that are relevant to real estate and added them to this list.


Oprah Winfrey – started poor but by age 19 was a co-host on the local news. She transferred to Chicago and started her famous talk show. Now she is known as a television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She invested in real estate early and now has over $200 Million in properties

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

Seth Godin – is an Author and Marketing Expert. He wrote one of my favorite books “Purple Cow“. The reason I like him is that he knew how marketing would change when the internet was in its infancy.

Anxiety is experiencing failure in advance.

Seth Godin

The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.

People will follow.

Seth Godin

Sam Shepard – Is an actor, but did you know he was friends with Bob Dylan? I have all of his records.

When you hit a wall – of your own imagined limitations – just kick it in.

Sam Shepard

Robert Kiyosaki – Is the Author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad“. I like to listen to this as an audiobook every few months so I stay on track with my money.

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

Business People

Suze Orman – Is a Financial Guru and the person I credit the most with getting me to buy a house. Her book “The Courage to Be Rich” changed my life in the best way possible.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

Suze Orman

Warren Buffett – The Oracle of Omaha once was the world’s richest man, but has fallen to #5 on the list of Billionaires. His investment strategies have been followed by millions. This Biography is the most complete.

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

Warren Buffett

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.

Warren Buffett

Barbara Corcoran – Is most widely known for her role on Shark Tank. But did you know she was a very successful Real Estate Agent in New York City?

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

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

Russell Sage – Was a politician from New York (He served in the US House of Representatives. Many of his quotes are canon for real estate investors. 

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

Andrew Carnegie – Gave away over 350 Million in his life (it would be over a billion dollars today). He made his money in the Steel industry in the 1800’s and was one of the most successful businessmen in America of all time.

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

Andrew Carnegie

The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate. Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Marshall Field – Started a department store in the 1800’s in Chicago. Nobody had really ever done this before and he became a famous businessperson because of this.

Right or Wrong, The customer is always Right

Marshall Field

John D. Rockefeller – Got into Oil in the 1800’s and became the “Wealthiest American of All-time” if you adjust for inflation. His Autobiography is an interesting read.

The Major fortunes in America have been made in land.

John D. Rockefeller

John Jacob Astor – is Famous for being the first multi-millionaire in America. Did you know he got rich trading furs and opium? 

Could I begin life again, knowing what I know now, and had money to invest, I would buy every foot of land on the island of Manhattan

John Jacob Astor

Other Quotes from Respected Businesspeople

I’m a big believer in a high-quality realtor and I endorse realtors for that reason. High-quality real estate agents all over America.

Dave Ramsey

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

Presidents & Politicians

Winston Churchill – was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George and Queen Elizabeth. He also won the Nobel prize for Literature – and my favorite work of his is the 4-volume set: “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

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

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 monopolies.

Winston Churchill

John Stuart Mill – Is known to be a thought leader and worked hard for Women to get the right to vote in the United Kingdom. He is also called the “most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century”

Persons of genius, it is true, are, and are always likely to be, a small minority; but in order to have them, it is necessary to preserve the soil in which they grow.

John Stuart Mill

William Penn Adair – Was the leader of the Cherokee Nation and became an America Politician.

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

William Penn Adair

Franklin D. Roosevelt – The 32nd president of the United States. As a Democrat, he led the United States through the Great Depression. His Fireside Chats kept the American people motivated and hopeful.

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

Theodore Roosevelt – Is best known not for being America’s 26th president but for the Teddy Bear, which became famous under his tenure.

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

Other Presidential Quotes About Real Estate

The ownership of a home, the feelings of independence that comes with the possession of a bit of the earth are among the most powerful incentives to high civic interest and usefulness.

Calvin Coolidge

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

Other Famous Quotes from Politicians

In so far as Government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels, so that every poor man may have a home.

Abraham Lincoln

The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.

Abraham Lincoln

Real Estate Agents & Investors

Gary Keller – Is the most famous Real Estate agent of our time. As one of the founders of Keller Williams Realty in Austin he grew the company to the largest Agency in America.

A professional is somebody who knows what they know and knows what they don’t know. And knows the difference between the two. So when I know, I’ll tell you and when I don’t know – I’ll go find out. Which means you’ll always get the right answer.

Gary Keller

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

Gary Keller

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

You fail your way to success. What we fail to understand is that everybody fails. Everybody fails. In fact, highly successful people usually have more failure than people who aren’t as successful.

Gary Keller

Ben Caballero – Has sold more houses in America than any other agent.

If you can have the passion, then passion will carry you, it will motivate you. It will allow you to overcome the obstacles.

Ben Caballero

Glenn Kellman – Is the CEO of Redfin, which was voted the Best Startup award in 2010. 

If you build a better mousetrap, regardless of your marketing budget, the world will beat its own path to your door. Glenn Kelman

Glenn Kelman

Sometimes I wish I was less of a maniac; sometimes I wish I was more.

Glenn Kelman

Anthony Hitt – is the CEO of the Engel & Völker Real Estate Brokerage

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

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

Adam Contos – Was the CEO of Re/Max and wanted to “help you start every day with a win.”

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

Glenn Sanford – Founder of eXp Realty

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

Glenn Sanford

Buyers are some of the best people you’ll ever work with in the industry.

Glenn Sanford

First and foremost is having a great website. The second part is figuring out how to generate traffic to your website.

Glenn Sanford

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

It’s about empowering agents to generate their own leads.

Glenn Sanford

Other Famous Real Estate Agent Quotes

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

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

Amy Chrisman

Your ability to overcome situations where you’re told ‘no’ will make or break your business because the best agents are great problem-solvers.

Bernice Ross

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

If you don’t adopt disruptive technology, you will be disrupted.

Brad Inman

Real estate is the purest form of entrepreneurship.

Brian Buffini

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

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

Dori Warner

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

If you have not made a change in your real estate business to ensure you have technical competency, you are way behind.

Elizabeth Mendenhall


Mark Twain – Is one of America’s most famous Authors. His books “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and its sequel, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1884) are read by most kids in School in the States./q

Nathaniel Hawthorne – An American Author from the 1800’s is most famous for “The Scarlet Letter” which is a Must read for anyone.

What we call real estate – the solid ground to build a house on – is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Other Famous Quotes from Writers

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

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire- it is the time for home.

Edith Sitwell

Other Notable Quotes

Harriet Martineau – Is known to be the first Female Socialist. 

There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.

Harriet Martineau

Armstrong Williams – An Amerian Commentator

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.

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.

Armstrong Williams

The only thing you are guaranteed in new construction is that it is going to take longer than they told you.

Egypt Sherrod

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

Egypt Sherrod

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

Estee Lauder

Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.

Ginni Rometty

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

Hebrew Proverb

There is a distinct joy in owning a piece of land unlike that which you have in money, in houses, in books, in pictures, or anything else which men have devised. Personal property brings you into society with men. But land is part of God’s estate in the globe; and when a parcel of land is deeded to you, and you walk over it, and call it your own, it seems as if you had come into partnership with the original proprietor of the earth.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

I attribute my success to integrity. Doing the right thing at any cost. I’ve lost sales, I’ve lost listings. At any cost you have to do the right thing for your client. I love what I do and I want to do it right.

Jade Mills

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

I have always liked real estate; farmland, pastureland, 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

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

If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree.

Jim Rohn

Most homes valued at over $250,000 have a library. That should tell you something

Jim Rohn

There are so many elements of respectability that come to him who finds permanent shelter for his love ones. It is a force for law, since a home owner desires protection by law. He acquires respect for the property of others. He wants good sound government and desires to become an advocate of law and order.

John H. Puelicher

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 Jack Astor IV

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

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…

Johnny Isakson

At what lengths are you willing to go to on a daily basis to build a thriving real estate career?

Jon Cheplak

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

Jon Cheplak

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. Pérez

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

Joshua Smith

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

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

Realtors are the champions of their communities!

Kurt Uhlir

The things people search for provide a road map of sorts for agents and marketers… Today, the most successful people in real estate will begin to predict what people want.

Kurt Uhlir

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

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

Not only do you have to have content in your digital and inbound real estate marketing strategies, but content that gets an LOL, gets read, noticed, shared, clicked, and commented on is how you make a human connection in today’s noisy, multi-device world.

Laura Monroe

If I were a professional wrestler, I’d want a name that strikes fear in most people. Something like, ‘The Underwriter’.

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Sleep is for people without access to the MLS

Lighter Side of Real Estate

The best investment on earth is earth.

Louis Glickman

Domain names and websites are Internet real estate. Marc Ostrofsky

Marc Ostrofsky

I look for partners who answer their phone, return calls fast, return emails fast

Mark Spain

It’s great to be successful, but you’ve got to pause and give back. We are all in this fight together…be willing to bend down and help people out.

Mark Spain

You’ve got to have your goal so big that you have to take huge actions to achieve it. Mark Spain

Mark Spain

Not following up with your prospects is the same as filling up your bathtub without first putting the stopper in the drain.

Michelle Moore

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

Mike Ferry

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

Nobu Hata

There was no big break. There were just years and years of work.

Paula Del Nunzio

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

The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.

Ray Brown

If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait till you hire an amateur.

Red Adair

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

Samantha DeBianchi

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

Privacy has a competitive advantage and being able to show your customers that you take this seriously, that you’ve got their back and you’re protecting them, is going to be probably the biggest opportunity that’s out there in real estate.

Scott Lockhart

Judging by your pins, you’ll need a house with 14 bathrooms, 27 living rooms, and a master closet the size of a small village.


Please, tell me more about how you’re an expert in real estate because you watch HGTV.


If you’re not going to put your money into real estate, Where else?

Tamir Sapir

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

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

Realtors are the gatekeepers of community!

Trent Williamson

It’s always about getting the appointment

Valerie Fitzgerald

Private property was the original source of freedom. It is still its main bulwark.

Walter Lippmann

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

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

Will Rogers

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

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

William Penn Adair

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