Your best resource for successful real estate investing is a group already succesful investors as well as people learning just like you in your own area.  When you read Napoleon Hill’s  book, “Think and Grow Rich,” he talks about the “Mastermind Group” necessary to achieve your success . . . think of MAREI as your mastermind group. Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors is a vital part of your real estate investing plan.  A source to find partners, funding for deals, and a support group of people who have been exactly where you are today!  Ask any guru or read any how to book, and they all tell you to build your investing team and to do that they tell you the best place to start is your local investing group.