I'm going to assume she means you can get deals based on dumb luck instead of following a system. Like what happened with her own house. Things just worked out.
Ahh...well of course. The strategy I am more certain can yield a better price though is post market crash. Whatever economic downturn may be in store probably wont damage the housing mark like 2008 seeing that the housing market itself collapsed...but maybe it will, who knows. I know a few people who had stable jobs and cash on hand that purchased their homes after the collapse when the house values were super shitty. The value of their homes almost doubled as the market picked back up. I feel that dumb luck would have to be ultra stupid luck to have that same outcome heh@ib4 yeah! House inspector, checks for water damage, foundation issues etc. and what @BrIONwoshMunky said, it can be good to follow the system, but sometimes it comes down to dumb luck.