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100 Best Motivational Quotes for Real Estate Agents in 2024

By Mary Lindeman 12 min read

It is not necessarily easy to get a sale in real estate or meet a set goal to sell a specific amount of inventory every month! Not to mention, as an agent or a sales leader, you may be used to hearing “no” most of the time or hearing that the inventory may be sold in a longer timeline than expected. 

Whether you are seeking to find extra motivation to ramp up these sales or gain inspiration to continue trending through the waters, we provided a list of quotes to help you and your team reach new heights! We carefully selected a list of motivational quotes, inspirational quotes, positive sales quotes, closing tip quotes, sales leadership quotes, and funny quotes for you and your team to enjoy.  

Join us as we venture on a journey through 100 shareable quotes to motivate either yourself or inspire your sales team! 

Real Estate Motivational Sales Quotes

  • “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” - Winston Churchill 
  • “Don’t get mad at yourself for being someone you’re not. Just know who you are, then find the ways to let that person be as successful as possible.” ― Josh Altman, real estate broker at The Altman Brothers 
  • “What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas.” - Jill Konrath
  • “SELLING is really about having conversations with people while helping them improve their company or their life.”- Lori Richardson
  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  • “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers
  • “Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  • “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – Jocko Willink
  • “Establishing trust is better than any sales technique.” – Mike Puglia
  • "Success is actually a short race — a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over." - Gary Keller
  • “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” - Luke 6:31
  • “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” - Gina Milicia
  • It’s a constant quest to try to be better today than you were yesterday and better tomorrow than you were the day before.” - Kobe Bryant 
  • “Learn to enjoy where you are while you are waiting to get where you want to be.” - Jentezen Frankin 

Real Estate Inspirational Sales Quotes

  • “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” - Stephen R. Covey
  • “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” - Henry Ford
  • “If you want to succeed, you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” - John D Rockefeller
  • “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”– Steve Jobs
  • “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” - W. Clement Stone
  • “Before LinkedIn and other social networks, in the sales world, ABC stood for Always Be Closing. But now it means Always Be Connecting.” – Jill Rowley
  • “Every email is an opportunity to test a different benefit or angle.” – Heather R Morgan
  • “I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
  • “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson
  • “Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
  • “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.“ – John Wooden
  • “I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela
  • "In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible." - Seth Godin
  • “There’s always opportunity in real estate. It’s just a matter of finding that opportunity in the current market.” - Samantha DeBianchi
  • “Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” - Vince Lombardi
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King Jr. 

Real Estate Positive Sales Quotes

  • “When you put genuine inspiration behind your actions, the whole world opens up to you.” - Tom Ferry, real estate coach
  • “If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, neither will your prospect.” - Frank Bettger
  • “How you sell is more important than what you sell.” - Andy Paul
  • "Success in real estate comes down to two factors: taking care of and valuing the customer." -Michael Miedler
  • "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
  • “Prioritize compassion over commission.” - Aarin Chung
  • “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” - Jim Rohn 
  • “To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” - Douglas Adams
  • “Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” - Marian Wright Edelman 
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.” - Joyce Meyer
  • “The four Cs of making dreams come true: curiosity, courage, consistency, and confidence.” - Walt Disney 

Closing Sales Quotes

  • “Every sale has five obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” - Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker
  • “In business, you’re the chief salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.” - Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group
  • “People in real estate always love to say that real estate is local, and that is always 1,000% true. It’s also very situational … listen to what your clients tell you about what their circumstances are, what their motivations are, what they need, when they need to accomplish it, and come up with a plan and a strategy around that.” - Nicole Beauchamp, real estate agent at Engel & Völkers
  • “Learn how to leverage technology, because that’s going to put you into this next generation of how business is being done.” - Chad Nash, broker-owner at Nash & Company Real Estate
  • “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” - Norman Ralph Augustine
  • “It’s no longer about interrupting, pitching, and closing. But it is about listening, diagnosing and prescribing.” - Mark Roberge
  • “You don’t close a sale; you should rather open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.” - Patricia Fripp
  • “Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” - John Maxwell
  •  “Today is always the most productive day of your week.” – Mark Hunter
  • "You either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." – Jim Rohn
  • "When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are." – Oprah Winfrey
  • "If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way." – Napoleon Hill

Sales Leadership Quotes

  • “What we dwell on is who we become.” - Oprah Winfrey
  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” - Zig Ziglar
  • “Most people don’t like change. They revolt against it unless they can clearly see the advantage it brings. For that reason, when good leaders prepare to take action or make changes, they take people through a process to get them ready for it.” - John Maxwell 
  • “Leaders must get across the why as well as the what.”- John Doerr
  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be” - Rosalynn Carter
  • “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” - Proverbs 22:1 
  • "I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." — Ralph Nader
  • "Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position." - Brian Tracy
  • “There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” - John Maxwell
  • "Real estate is the purest form of entrepreneurship." — Brian Buffini
  • "Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it." — Warren Buffett
  • “Everything rises and falls on leadership” - John Maxwell
  • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
  • “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” - John Maxwell

Teamwork Sales Quotes

  • “To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.” - Christine Caine 
  • “Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.” - John Maxwell
  • "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan
  • "Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." – Patrick Lencioni
  • "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." – Henry Ford
  • "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." – Isaac Newton
  • "The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison." – James Cash Penney
  • "Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." – Amy Poehler
  • "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." – Jim Stovall
  • "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." –Napolean Hill
  • "A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others." – Norman Shidle
  • "One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but teamwork dynamites." – Jin Kwon
  • The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first." – Iyanla Vanzant
  • "Success is best when it's shared." – Howard Schultz
  • “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” - Jean-Francois Cope
  • “The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” - Margaret Carty
  • “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” - Babe Ruth
  • “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Funny Real Estate Quotes

  • “Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, “Would an idiot do that?” And if they would, I do not do that thing.” – Dwight Schrute
  • “In real estate, you make 10% of your money because you’re a genius and 90% because you catch a great wave.” - Jeff Greene, real estate entrepreneur
  • "Sleep is for people without access to the MLS" —Lighter Side of Real Estate
  • "Not following up with your prospects is the same as filling up your bathtub without first putting the stopper in the drain." - Michelle Moore
  • "Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs." - Malcolm Forbes
  • “I am basically a full-time psychologist who shows houses every now and then” - Dori Warner
  • “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 
  • “Real estate agents: We put the ‘real’ in ‘real estate’ – and sometimes the ‘unreal’ in ‘unrealistic expectations.’” - Unknown 
  • “A good agent knows the market. A great agent knows where to find the best tacos.” - Unknown 
  • “A real estate agent is like a matchmaker for houses – we just help people find their happily ever after.” – Unknown
  • “In real estate, a picture is worth a thousand words – or a few hundred thousand dollars.” – Unknown
  • “Selling a home is like hosting a party – you invite everyone, but only a few show up, and even fewer buy anything.” – Unknown
  • “The 4 C’s of real estate: clients, closings, coffee, chocolate.” - Lighter Side of Real Estate

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a powerful quote about real estate?

"Success in real estate comes down to two factors: taking care of and valuing the customer." —Michael Miedler

Real estate is more than just helping set up a transaction. It is about taking care and valuing the customer! 

What is a positive quote about real estate?

“Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” - Marian Wright Edelman 
Real estate is not easy, but comes with hard work, courage, determination, and endurance! The harder the agent works now, the easier it will be in the future! 

Originally published Apr 3, 2024 under Explore the latest topics, updated May 10, 2024

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