Real estate investing is a continual learning process. Mistakes and lessons learned characterize almost every investor’s career. The great thing about BiggerPockets is that it allows you to learn from the triumphs and failures of other investors around the country. Spending the time to learn from others’ experience can significantly speed up your real estate portfolio growth and help you to avoid setbacks. This section of the BiggerPockets Blog is dedicated to those types of posts that help investors become successful in real estate and avoid mistakes that others have made in the past. You can read up on more similar stories and discussions in our Real Estate Success Stories Forum.