*NOTE – This article was originally written in September of 2006 for the newsletter.
Most real estate investors have their share of problems. Oftentimes, new and experienced investors learn this fact the hard way. The best way to minimize mistakes is to educate yourself. The best way to accomplish this task is to surround yourself with knowledgeable professionals and fellow investors.
Throughout the St. Louis area, more and more investors are flocking to real estate clubs and networking events. Most investors love to share their knowledge, and these places offer an excellent opportunity to take advantage of this free resource. The real estate clubs throughout St. Louis emphasize a variety of investment styles and locations. Here are a few examples of groups that might be worth checking out:
Wealth Improvement Network
Keep in mind that these are just a few of the many local clubs. Many cities and neighborhoods (see Southwest Garden entry) have their own groups which can also be of major benefit. Even if you cannot attend regularly , its worth giving these groups a try. Who knows, you might even learn a thing or two.
If anyone knows of a good investment group that was not listed in this article please let me know.