Investors would always choose the more liquid one between the two assets with the same profitabilty. It is an advantage when the investor can transfer the asset into cash without any loss. The liquidity of the asset is measured by the differences between its bid and asked prices which is called "spread". Less spread means higher liquidity.
Some illiquid assets have high spread, for example, suppose that the bid price is 20 USD and asked price is 40 USD. If you want to sell this illiquid asset you will make a loss of 50%, since you have paid 40 USD to purchase the asset but were able to make only 20 USD by selling it.
Second issue investors take into account while purchasing an asset is the speed at which it can be transferred into cash. For example. let us suppose that you bought an asset and you are planning to sell it after a year. However due to some reasons, you decide to change your plans and sell it only after a month. If the asset is illiquid you will not be able to transfer the asset into cash in a short period of time. From this point of view, Real Estate Market is less liquid than Securities market, since it is difficult to make the trade in a short period of time. Taking into account above mentioned facts, market making earns investors several advantages.