There are a number of different strategies that enable you to successfully develop a property related investment porftolio, some of which are closely related & some that are very much standalone approaches. however, all of them have niche areas & circumstances where they work well.
From a Property Investors perspective, finding the right property, applying the right strategy & being successful is very much a people business. Yes, knowledge, funding & a clear vision of the end result are very important as are planning & having the right skills & knowledge to hand but buying & selling property is a very emotional & personal thing for the vendor & the buyer. As a Deal Packager you are often there to address & ease the pain of the vendor with a solution that is attractive to a perspective buyer or investor. We are often talked of as the glue that holds the two parts together to achieve a successful outcome for both sets of people.