You'd be surprised to know how few people actually make the connection between real estate and return on investment. Many starting out in the field simply think that if they own real estate, it will just go up in value just by sitting there with the passage of time. True enough, that does actually happen in rare and isolated circumstances, but one just can't expect real estate and return on investment to be synonymous with each other. Many leave out one important part of the equation, which can be work, ethical craftiness, experience, brains or even timing.
It takes work and diligence, or at least well tuned brains to successfully prosper in real estate. And return on investment should be well thought out and planned as well. For instance, if you could see large profits from one big deal, but barely need to make much of an investment at all for it to work for you in the first place, then there you go! There is your real estate and return on investment - invest low, and profit high.
So how can one invest small amounts for large returns? There are many techniques and strategies out there, and not the tired old "no money down" methods that everyone and his brother has heard about or even tried. There are ways of investing considerably small amounts of capital for large properties, and credit needn't enter into the picture... nor are there any needs for loans or even dealing with banks at all in order to invest in real estate. And return on investment can be quite substantial as a result.