Heard this recently as "the fly on the wall". No, I won't say who or where because I don't want people going back to my sources and saying that their conversation was overheard and some guy posted it on-line.

The REAL reason to get educated about REI?

To keep legislators from intervening; to prevent legislation investors will find undesirable.

With so many people out there "doing it wrong" and "learning from their mistakes", a point is reached where legislators must step in to protect those who are being hurt: lenders and other money investors as well as tenants and property owners / buyers.

Want to curb further tenant-friendly ordinances and other legislation which hurts investors? 

Get educated and learn how to do it right the first time. 

Save money by avoiding mistakes and fines. 

Save time by avoiding delays and jail time.