Mark Podolsky: From Friday Blues to an amazing recurring income business, trading raw land

Mark Podolsky founder of The Land Geek

Mark J. Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) is widely considered one of the most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States.

Mark has completed over 5,000 unique transactions since 2001, ONE deal a day for every day of the week for the past 15 years.

He contributes his success largely due to his business philosophy of – “Happy Customers Guaranteed.”


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What you will learn

How Mark got out of Friday Blues and single income dependency and started with buying 10 half-acre plots of land for $3.000 and made 300% profit.

How Mark started TheLandGeek as a side income project and went full-time by the time TheLandGeek made the same income as his full-time job as an investment banker.

Finding the land and provide an offer

  • Identify raw land where the owner owes taxes on the land.
  • Send snail mail or email proposal to the owner for buying the land. Mark sends out 1.000 emails a month but all automated.
  • 3-5% of owners will sell at a price point of 25% of the market value. So if the land sells for 10K, you offer 2,5K.
  • Based on the response rate, you adjust the price up or down.
  • Mark Podolsky will teach you the price point of the offer you should use plus financing, as you can decide to buy the land with cash or sell it with owner financing


Due diligence

  • No leans
  • Accessibility
  • Not a swamp or chemical waste


Finding buyers

  • Best buyers are neighbors, so approach them before going to the open market.
  • Your own Buyers list (neighbors, investors, developers)
  • Craigs List
  • You can use to automate listing creating to Craigs List, Facebook Buy/Sell groups and other marketplaces for selling and buying.


Prices and financing

  • Buyer pays a downpayment of the raw land at g.e. 2,5K, which you use to pay the seller. The rest of the selling price, buyer pays in monthly installments over 10 years.
  • This way you build your monthly recurring income to the point where it exceeds your monthly expenses. This took Mark 18 months to build his business to this level.
  • How Mark realized he could help others do the same as TheLandGeek, which resulted in products, courses and a path to a better life and side income.
  • You can buy and sell raw land in America from anywhere in the World. All you have to do is register and pay business tax and the land value.
  • Learning and doing something hard, outside your comfort zone, is how we grow. This brings us long-term happiness and fulfillment.




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Tools for automating your Raw Land business

County assessor, Title company

GeekPay – Automating loan payment collections and balances –



Connect with Mark Podolsky

Mark Podolsky on Twitter @thelandgeek
Mark Podolsky on Facebook – @thelandgeek

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