A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 06, 2015
“What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman?"/” Lots.”

A popular real estate riddle is:

Q: What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman?
A: Lots.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1976.


Google Books
Biggest Riddle Book in the World, Part 2
By Joseph Rosenbloom
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1976
Pg. 165:
What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman?
Lots.

5 July 1978, Xenia (OH) Daily Gazette, “Riddles,” The Western Star Countian Magazine, pg. 12, col. 3:
What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman?
Lots.

11 July 1980, The Daily News (Huntingdon, PA), “Riddles,” The Rayston Outlook, pg. 3, col. 1:
What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman?
Lots.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
“Puns of the Weak” 08-08-03
Stan Kegel
8/8/03
(...)
What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman?
Lots. (Kid’s Jokes)

Klosi Jokes
Category: Salesmen jokes
Date Added: 11/10/2007
Joke: What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman?Lots.

Twitter
Gary Unsworth
‏@TheHBNTips
What do you have to know to be a real estate salesman? Lots.
9:04 AM - 4 Oct 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 • Permalink