Despite being born in Scotland back in the early 80s, I haven’t spent that much of my life there (which you’ll be able to tell the minute you hear my accent)!
Most of my childhood was spent abroad in countries like Brazil, Portugal and even a short spell in the Middle East.
I believe my love of property started when I used to go around with mum and dad viewing different houses, all with their own unique points of interest (good & bad)!
It wasn’t until 2005 however, that I started my property journey as a trainee lettings negotiator, following a very successful 5 years in sales & business development roles. I had to start at the bottom of a new industry but boy was it worth it!
Over the following years I developed my knowledge, making sure I was learning all I could about the property process, helping clients with their property needs.
Whilst I enjoyed every role I worked in, I knew I was capable of more and in 2014 I left the world of employment and set up my own property consultancy (Goliath Property Solutions) helping clients buy property in the UK and abroad.
2016 saw the launch of my training academy (Goliath Sourcing Academy – co-founded with a former business partner) following lots of requests from people asking me to share my knowledge and experience with them to launch their own property sourcing company.
Fast forward to today and I’ve relaunched my property consultancy (Miramar Property Hunters) following a COVID “sabbatical” helping time poor investors start building their property portfolios and “done with you” coaching services, both to help you build a property portfolio and/or build a property sourcing business!
Full service property consultancy offering property buying, off market sales, refurbishment & redevelopment management and lettings and ongoing property management. At Miramar we help you achieve what you want to achieve from property investment
Property investment advisory helping clients acquire property in the UK, Portugal, Spain and Bulgaria. Managed the whole process from search to completion
Branch Manager looking after sales and lettings, responsible for valuations, sales progression, new business development and overall management of the team.
Launched their lettings and management function during the years post recession, growing the lettings business to become one of the main “players” in our area. Worked with the sales team to identify opportunities for portfolio growth.
Lettings negotiation and valuer joining the office in it’s infancy and helping establish it as the go-to for lettings and management in the area. Worked closely with local Estate Agents to offer a lettings and management service for their clients offering advice and guidance on what to purchase and where.
Online training academy focused on helping you launch and scale your property business, whether investing for yourself or sourcing property deals for investors.
Area Manager responsible for 11 offices in Yorkshire and the North East. Managed goal setting, KPIs and general team performance, reporting monthly to the Board Committee.
Area Lettings Manager covering 3 offices in West & North Yorkshire. Responsible for managing Head Office’s rental management portfolio and developing lettings across the other 2 offices. Handled investors including portfolio growth, sales and portfolio optimisation.
Maintenance Team Leader looking after reactive maintenance and tenant management for 400+ city centre apartments. Managed a team of contractors to handle all our maintenance needs.
In 2017 I won an award for “Best Property Investment Advisory” only a couple of years after launching Goliath Property Solutions.
Whilst I don’t do what I do for awards, it’s nice to be recognised every now and then for the hard work, attention to detail and impeccable service for my clients.
Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to have been interviewed by several industry experts and have presented at numerous property networking meetings up and down the UK. Below are a few links to those if you’re interested in hearing a bit more about me…
Anyone can pick a property off Rightmove and negotiate 5% off the asking price. You know that the REAL profits are made when you can reliably track down those elusive “below market value” or lease option opportunities… but where do you even start?
Mark shares in great depth how best to approach the sourcing of properties, deal packaging, and much more in an interview that goes much deeper than property.
Mark has had a passion for property from a young age, when he remembers the excitement of doing viewings around multiple houses with his dad. Like most of us though, he was distracted from this for a time by the corporate world, working telesales, then door to door selling, and eventually recruitment before finally returning to property in 2005.
This week I am joined by Mark Dunsmore who had a passion for property from a young age but like so many of us, he was distracted from this for a time by the pull of the corporate world working telesales, door-to-door selling, and eventually recruitment before returning to his real love of property in 2005!
How to go from successful estate agent to professional property sourcer, mentor and trainer. Many of us begin our journeys into property with a blank slate…
Listen to the full interview that was used to create the magazine article here.
Mark Dunsmore is an real estate agent for 10 years working for one of the big corporate firms until he realised he could achieve his financial goals working in sourcing property deals for other investors. That’s when Goliath Property Solutions was born. He sources property deals for our clients all over the world using traditional and creative strategies.