Realtor Comedian Says Buy Now, No Joke


In almost a decade as a Realtor, first in Virginia then in his current home state of Florida, Gid Pool certainly saw his share of comedy. Indeed, he easily translated his wacky encounters during his years as a Realtor into his new career as a standup comedian.

In the 1980s, the former Realtor plied his trade in Virginia, eventually got out of the biz and moved to New Jersey then eventually retired with his wife to North Port, Fla. They arrived in the Sunshine State at the height of the real estate boom when he says "small lots were going for $3,000 to 4,000, and the scene was moving so fast that it went to $30,000 to 40,000 and it really didn't take a lot of skill to sell property since everyone was buying up."