‘You find the deal, we fund and flip it’. This is Julie Muse’s promise to investors who want to venture into real estate, but don't want to use their own money. She says all you need to do is find a deal and her team will handle the rest. Funding included. And then you split the profit 50-50.
Partner-Driven is an 8-figure real estate partnership program by Julie Muse and Peter Vekselman. They offer coaching, support, and funding. It promises a no-brainer method. It’s unclear how much they charge for the program. I found an article that says $6,500. A Bigger Pockets review posted by a student says $10K. Another one says it costs $15,000. There might be price adjustments from time to time. But, expect that it's somewhere in that range. If you can't afford the cost upfront, they also offer a loan or an installment option. Partner-Driven students get
one-on-one personalized coaching,
daily live training,
100% deal funding on qualified deals and,
If you've reached this review, you might already know Peter Vekselman. He partnered with his student, Julie Muse, to launch Partner-Driven. They have a third partner, Rafael Zabala, a marketing strategist.
Peter has been a realtor for over 30 years. He was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to the US when he was 8. From shoveling snow to selling hats, Peter eventually found his luck in real estate. He perfected real estate investing after many failed attempts. Aside from Partner-Driven, he has 3 other businesses. He’s also a public speaker, a radio host, and a podcaster. Julie Hicks Muse also has a solid background. She is a nationally recognized real estate investor and coach from Atlanta, Georgia. She started as a manager for Tender Lawn Care, where she worked for 11 years. In 2013, she worked as a transportation broker. Her role was to find shipping clients (individual or company) and connect them with shipping service providers for commission. Julie found her life's purpose in real estate and launched The Muse Group in 2017. They service two major locations: Metro Atlanta and Greater Jacksonville, Florida. Julie made over 1500 deals by fixing properties, wholesaling, and flipping.
Partner-Driven and Real Estate Partnership Business Model
The goal of the Partner Driven program is to help students find profitable properties, negotiate the best price, and close the deal with a contract. What I like about Partner Driven is the Deal Driven realtor tool. It’s a proprietary software that aids in finding profitable deals. It allows users to search for over 150 million properties. You can also access mortgage details such as equity and current valuation. It also has a cool feature that allows you to get a 360-degree view of the property.
Despite the abundance of success stories, the program has some negative feedback. One student posted a complaint that the training has so many commercials (upsells) on tools and apps. Apparently, one-on-one coaching is not easily accessible. Students learn independently most of the time through self-paced, pre-recorded training videos.
The biggest issue with Partner-Driven is that not everyone’s deal proposal is given importance and attention. Thomas Fredella posted on Bigger Pockets that you’ll only hear from the team if your deal has potential. If this post is true, then most students are just paying $10K to self-learn. Their active deal support is only available to those with a deal in process. So how can you recuperate your initial investment (program fee) if your deal is not good enough for Julie and Peter?
The real estate industry is a $3.8 trillion market in 2022, expected to hit $5.85 trillion by 2030. The average commission of realtors is between 4% to 5%. Some may even charge 6%. House-flipping makes 20% to 33% profit (based on after-repair value). Real estate is an ever-green market, and it remains to be profitable in the next years. With promising income opportunities, many are enticed to explore this trillions-worth business.
Not everyone has the capital to fund real estate ventures. That’s why partnership programs like Partner-Driven exist. It fills a gap in the market. Financing is offered to those who don't have money to fund great deals. Coaching, training, tools, and software are provided to those who want to learn the biz and be successful, like Julie and Peter.
Julie and Peter became multi-millionaires because they are smart entrepreneurs. They're here for business, not charity. Of course, there’s a catch. There's a reason they don't disclose everything upfront. How much interest they’re charging to finance the deals? How much are they taking off each deal? What do you need to do to be eligible for the 50%? The answers are all inside the program.
Is it worth paying $10K to know the answers? That's an easy NO for me. I wouldn't feel a hundred percent confident in a 'partnership' that hides crucial terms and conditions.