Anyone thinking a day in the life of a real estate agent is all Bravo reality star glamor has no idea what happens in real life for most agents. Whether you’re just establishing yourself in the market or juggling multiple listings and deals, you have plenty on your plate. It’s easy to forget why you became a real estate agent during such a day-to-day grind, which is why we’ve gathered these real estate quotes to help you remember. 

At Become a Local Leader®, we know that real estate goes way beyond the numbers and the shiny veneer of real estate reality shows. We believe that real estate has a significant impact on forming communities. As a bonus, you have the potential to build a thriving real estate business on top of it! 

Enjoy these real estate quotes as a source of inspiration, laughter, and a reminder of why you went into real estate as a career in the first place.

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Inspirational Real Estate Quotes

As a real estate agent, there are days when you need something that lights up that fire in your belly. These inspirational quotes about real estate can do just that for you.

“No is the killer of dreams. No is the killer of great ideas. It’s the end of a conversation.”

Robert Reffkin, Compass CEO

“Life is beautiful—but you have to work at it to make it so.”

Mary Mouritsen, Founder of Barefoot Bungalow Homes

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

Bruce Lee

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

Female Realtor Quotes

Female Realtor Smiling

No shortage exists of woman-led success in real estate. Soak in these female realtor quotes for some words of wisdom and general inspiration.

“You need to fear not having the business more than you fear calling your leads.”

Beverly Ruffner, Real Estate Coach

“You need to be courageous; even when things come up against you …. You need to be vibrant because your energy is what’s going to attract your business.”

Terrica Lynn Smith, Broker, Author, Speaker

“Just because someone’s nodding along doesn’t mean they’re comprehending everything you’re saying. Be disciplined about pausing, checking in, and making sure you’re on the same page.”

Christina Woo, Founder of Canopy Realty

“The consistency of your actions directly correlates with the consistency of your income.”

Melissa Sofia, Founder of Avenue Home Collective

“Don’t sit around waiting for your broker to feed you because you will starve.”

Terrica Lynn Smith, Broker, Author, Speaker

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Motivational Real Estate Quotes

You’ll see why we’ve included the following quotes, even if they aren’t specifically about real estate. We can call them “2022 quotes” to propel you to the next level as your best agent self. 

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”

Jim Rohn

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

Barbara Corcoran

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security.”

Suze Orman

“Great agents are not constrained by opportunity—they’re constrained by capacity.”

Guy Gal, Side CEO

“Be willing to eat, sleep, and breathe the business. Success doesn’t sleep, and it doesn’t wait for anyone.”

Dottie Herman

“If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”


“Success in real estate starts when you believe you are worthy of it.”

Michael Ferrara

Funny Real Estate Quotes

It never hurts to laugh, and you can find plenty to laugh at as a real estate agent. 

“Keep calm and trust your Realtor.”


“I can find you a great apartment, in a great neighborhood, for a low price. Pick two.”

Emile L’Eplattenier

“I need your listing; I already sold all of mine.”


“I would do dry January, but I’m a real estate agent.”

The Broke Agent

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

Amy Chrisman-Williams

“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

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

Dori Warner

Realtor Quotes

Male Realtor Smiling

2023 is just around the corner, so we’ve gathered New Year real estate quotes from seasoned realtors so you can tackle upcoming market changes with a fresh mindset. 

“The noise you almost always hear in life and business is the scream of the urgent drowning out the whisper of the important.”

Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO

“Don’t be the guy who shows up at the potluck with just a fork.”

Dave Liniger @ICNY

“The most important asset you can own in your business is the attention of your customer. If you don’t own it, someone else does.”

Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO

“You will be amazed at how you can predict the future with your confidence.”

Ryan Serhant

“If you’re committed to it, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO

“The highest levels of success don’t come from more grinding, they come from more alignment.”

Brett Jennings, Founder of Real Estate Experts

Fall Real Estate Quotes 

As we move into a new season, our team at Become a Local Leader® shares this real estate quote as an important reminder of the practical, community, and human elements of real estate. 

“I think 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, Engel & Völkers

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