From Rich Dad’s Real Estate Advantages (paraphrasing):
It’s important to have a team to help you. Find a good lawyer and accountant. Don’t get your law advice from an account or your accounting advice from your lawyer.
Go to local investment and real estate meetings. These can be found in real estate publications, bulletin boards at collages, online, etc. Ask realtors as they may also know the time and location of these meetings.
When there, meet people smarter than yourself who are into the same type of investing you want to get into and work to get them to mentor you. Make sure to exchange something equally valuable (food, work, etc).