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August 14, 2020

Raw Land Deals, with Mark Podolsky

Episode 192:

Mark J. Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) is widely considered the country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States.
He has been actively investing in real estate and raw land since 2001, and has completed over 5,200 unique transactions. Mark’s company, Frontier Equity Properties LLC, is an A+ rated BBB real estate company. Mark has achieved this level of success largely due to his core business philosophy – “Happy Customers Guaranteed.”

Mark is the host of one of the top rated podcasts in the Investing Category on iTunes, aptly titled The Best Passive Income Model. He is also the host of the Land Geek Podcast – Work Smart. Earn More. Learn How.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Mark shares how he does his deals, having completed more than 1500 deals since the year 2000, and he shares how raw, rural land is the key to his success
  • Mark explains how his business is 100% virtual, with no need to physically visit the properties to buy or sell them
  • How Mark finds properties for 25-30 cents on the dollar, what geographic regions and states he focuses on, and why 90% of his business is automated
  • Why Mark believes that there’s a strong use case for every piece of property, no matter where it is located…even swampland
  • How Mark finds buyers typically among the owners of neighboring properties, and why Craigslist and Facebook are also great tools for finding buyers
  • How Mark spends just an hour a week on his investments, and how Mark asks his clients to spend just an hour or two a day
  • Mark discusses his book Dirt Rich, and he shares insights from the forthcoming follow-up book he’s writing
  • How Mark’s Investor’s Toolkit is the definitive DIY toolkit to help you get started in raw land deals
  • What challenges students face when learning Mark’s methods, and why it does take work, knowledge, and due diligence
  • How Mark spends every Monday and Friday exclusively working on deepening his relationships, and how he structures the rest of his week around his work

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