A proven track record is a great idea. The only problem with that is that most folks that have a proven track record at the steps likely don’t need you unless you are willing to take a very reasonable return.
I went into this business thinking I would turn my auction buying efforts into a big business buying all over the place. Early on a friend and mentor told me to forget it. In his words “you can’t trust anyone to spend your money as carefully as you will”. I didn’t listen but it did turn out to be sage advice. Hiring folks was occasionally a disaster, and even when it “worked” it wasn’t at nearly the same returns I could generate myself.
Lots of money circling trustee sales right now trying to figure out how to play. I expect that only those that dive in and get their own hands dirty will do well.
Just my humble opinion - and to be fair I should say I do know that there are at least a couple large auction buyers out there that have managed to delegate and do well.