need some help

to start off with my first investment would it be better to have a silent investor or go for a hard money lender? and im also looking for maybe a coach or mentor that can help with starting my business with investment in maryland and if there is any one that has a good idea on wholesale that would also be a good help for me.

What you can do is to find a credible and reliable realtor agent that is willing to partner with you in terms of investing in properties.