Armed with only $3,000, gut-wrenching fear, and absolutely no real estate experience… Mark bought his first few parcels of raw land in 2001.
Today Mark is the author of Dirt Rich, the ultimate guide to helping you build a passive income. and owner of Frontier Properties, a very reputable and successful land investing company, and has been buying and selling land full time since 2001. By focusing on working smart, not hard, he has completed over 5,500 land deals with an average ROI of over 300% on cash flips, and over 1,000% on the deals he sells with financing terms.
Prior to his land investing success, Mark had a high-stress, soulless corporate job, and felt trapped in a state of solo-economic-dependency (i.e. his income stopped as soon as he stopped working).
Escaping solo-economic dependency changed Mark’s life in so many positive ways that he decided to teach, coach and mentor others to help them achieve their financial goals.
Even though Mark invests a lot of his time helping others, he stays actively involved in running his land investing business, and is dedicated to teaching the most current and relevant “real world” land investing methods to his students.
Scott Todd AKA “The Professor” “The Brain” “The Land Geek Sherpa” is an inspiring example of what a person can do to change their life with land investing. Scott began land investing in 2015 and in 17 months and 3 days was able to replace his Fortune 300 Executive VP income.
Erik “The Technician” Peterson began land investing in 2015. He was able to replace his income and become a full time land investor by the start of 2018. He is a systems and automation expert as well as the Land Geek graphic designer.
Mike Zaino AKA “The Zen Master” is a true American hero and success story. Working as a full time fighter in Haverill, MA Mike started training as a Land Geek in 2014. In his first year, he was able to pay off $40k in debt,and pay cash for his wedding. Today, Mike is one of the largest wholesalers of raw land in the Land Geek community and is an eBay selling expert.
Here is Tate Litchfield AKA “Big Poppa” has been a full time land investor since 2015 and has completed over 1200 land deals with over $5MM in enterprise value. Tate is an expert in all facets of the land investing process with a special emphasis on the sales process.
Teria Harris is one of the newest members of the team. She and her husband started out rehabbing single family homes. After a few successful projects, they realized it was not for them. The amount of time, work and capital was more than they could handle. Their love of real estate led them to Mark’s Art of Passive Income podcast where they immediately knew this was the right opportunity for them!
Jim met Mark through the Side Hustle Nation podcast. After starting a bitcoin business while working full-time, he knew entrepreneurship was for him.
He focused his efforts on The LandGeek method in 2018 and has never looked back. He loves all aspects of the business – county research, due diligence, negotiating, sales and customer service.
He takes pride in his great Google reviews and enjoys taking care of his customers. He loves to grow his business as well as share his knowledge freely.
Landon began his real estate investing career renting and flipping homes. In 2018, he heard a podcast featuring Mark and immediately became enamored with the LandGeek model. It made complete sense and he knew it was a business he could be successful at. That following week, he and his wife enrolled in Flight School and started a new journey of land investing. After 4 years of growing the land business, he retired from a 26 year career as a swim coach.
In 2018, Michaela was researching different types of real estate investing when she came across Mark’s Art of Passive Income podcast. After discovering land investing, she took massive action and started building her land business. At the time, Michaela was a senior in college with little to no real estate experience and didn’t have access to a large amount of money to invest.
Roberto has a legal background, he worked as an attorney at a big law firm for over 7 years. Roberto stumbled upon Mark through a real estate podcast. After hearing Mark and being introduced for the first time to the concept of land investing, Roberto fell in love with the business model. Roberto quickly jumped on the toolkit, flight school, and took 2 years of one-on-one coaching.
Larry has been a Pastor for over 40 years and currently is a full-time Executive Pastor in Issaquah, WA. For the last 5 years, he built a single-family rental portfolio of 10 properties in several different markets across the country. While listening to a real estate podcast, he heard about Mark and decided to check out his podcast and quickly embraced the opportunity to build passive income using the Land Geek method.
Scott Bossman AKA “Dude Buddy the Nite Cap O.G.” has been land investing since 2015. Scott is a Physical Therapist and was able to replace his income in 3 years. He now works just a few mornings a week as a PT because he wants to, not because he has to.
Jeff describes the Land Business as a “River of Nickles” because of the consistent cash flow it generates through many small terms sales.