Ten of the Most Influential Real Estate Investment Quotes


Throughout history, some of the most well known millions… and billionaires made a fortune trading real estate to increase their wealth. Even they are well aware that real estate returns can be far greater than stocks, bonds and ETFs. We’ve collected 10 of the greatest quotes we could find below.

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” – Warren Buffett

“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy.” – Warren Buffett

“Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results.” – Warren Buffett

“It’s all about the timing of the purchase, never the price.” – Harmel Rayat

“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

“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

“The major fortunes in America have been made in land.” -- John D. Rockefeller

“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

“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”
- Marshall Field

“The best investment on earth is earth.”
-Louis Glickman