Famous Real Estate Quotes


  • “The smallest patch of green to arrest the monotony of asphalt and concrete is as important to the value of real estate as streets, sewers and convenient shopping.”
    -James Felt, New York Times
  • “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
  • “As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce. ”
    -Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
  • “The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family’s income, to be personally concerned about your future.  This is hard work.”
    -Mikhail Khodorkovsky
  • “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
  • “Before you start trying to work out which direction the property market is headed, you should be aware that there are markets within markets.”
    -Paul Clitheroe
  • “If you do not like real estate, all you have to do is make hamburgers, build a business around that hamburger, and franchise it.”
    -Robert Kiyosaki
  • “Markets always change, and as soon as there’s downturn, cleanliness becomes a major value.”
    -Donald Trump
  • “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, investor and multi-billionaire
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security”.
    -Suze Orman
  • “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, American Financier and Politician
  • “Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results.”
    Warren Buffett
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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, American real estate investor
  • “I made a tremendous amount of money on real estate. I’ll take real estate rather than go to Wall Street and get 2.8 percent. Forget about it.”
    –Ivana Trump
  • “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
  • “Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”
    -Marshall Field
  • “Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking or economising.”
    -John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and economist

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