Working in real estate requires tons of dedication, persistence and hard work. It really is no surprise that real estate has inspired some pearls of wisdom. Sometimes a dose of confidence or some inspiration is all you need to boost your motivation. There are few things that will recharge your passion quite like a solid, inspiring real estate quote. So we gathered some quotes from famous real estate agents, poets, presidents and actors to get you thinking about why you love your job and how you can use this wisdom to really rev up your real estate career.
15 Quotes From Famous Real Estate Agents To Inspire You To Rev Up Your Career
“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
“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.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
“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
“Expansion always, in all ways” – Ryan Serhant
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“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
“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
“Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” – Zig Ziglar
“This is my strategy; not to negotiate. That is negotiation.”– Million Dollar Listing’s Fredrik Eklund (2014 sales volume: $535,000,000)
“The more you know about your customers, the more you can provide to them information that is increasingly useful, relevant, and persuasive.” – Jay Baer
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
“In real estate, you make 10% of your money because you’re a genius and 90% because you catch a great wave.” – Jeff Greene
“Every buyer and every seller has their own unique set of circumstances.” – Rick Sheppard, SRES, GRI, Associate Broker, RE/MAX Achievers
“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.” – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish businessman and philanthropist
“Buy land, they’re not making it any more.”– Mark Twain
“Success if actually a short race- a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.”– Keller Williams Founder Gary Keller
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Originally published March 23, 2017 – updated October 31, 2019