STOP! Don't pay thousands to learn how to invest in Real Estate (Unless it's hands on with a very successful investor)
If you want to learn how to invest in real estate and don't have thousands to pay to work one on one with a highly successful investor. My advice..find and hire an experienced independent consultant. (You can find me at www.investwithsecurity.com)
You can pay a lot more for a big name Real Estate Guru's program but keep in mind that you won't be working with the guru themselves (unless you paid really big bucks). If they are heavily marketing some type of "tool" to make things easier, ask for a free trial run. If it's good and user friendly you won't need more than a few days to figure it out. I haven't found one worth paying for yet.
My area of expertise is Tax Liens and Tax Deeds. For the last 7 years I have helped real estate guru's clients invest in tax liens and tax deeds and now I am offering the *same consulting services at a 90%+ discount. Visit www.investwithsecurity.com for more information.
*Actually "better" consulting services because I am not restricted by employment. I don't have to push the real estate guru's "tools", which are usually not the best and cheapest tools to use.