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Welcome to Universal Properties Network, Corey Dykmann!


Universal Properties Network Twin Cities at Keller Williams Classic Realty NW proudly introduces one of the newest members of our team, Corey Dykmann!

Corey is a dedicated experienced realtor. Her fundamental belief that home ownership is the foundation of our “American Dream” is what inspired her to become a realtor. She believes that home ownership represents an important cornerstone of personal and our country’s financial growth.

Corey’s first successes included educating first-time homebuyers, assisting them in securing realistic financing, and helping them buy homes that represent solid long-term investments. Corey’s expertise then expanded to REO (bank owned) properties, which has in turn given her the opportunity to work with dedicated investors and renovation specialists.

More than ever, it’s important to select an experienced, hard-working, and trustworthy realtor when you’re considering buying and/or selling real estate. Corey, along with an exceptional team of highly skilled and ethical professionals, would be very proud to represent you in your real estate transactions.


Welcome to UPN, Troy Dykmann!

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Universal Properties Network Twin Cities at Keller Williams Classic Realty NW proudly welcomes Troy Dykmann to the team! Troy understands that Selling or Buying a home is the largest financial investment you will ever make. It is his mission to represent you and provide you with the best advice possible to make the best decisions during the home buying or selling process.

Homeowners rely on Troy to help them find the most qualified buyer and to navigate the home selling process. Rules regarding home sales are always changing, and it is Troy’s job to stay on top of those market dynamics and pass along his expertise to his clients.

Troy’s practical voice of reason and objective eye helps sellers see outside their personal connection to a property, and helps buyers stay engaged when faced with a multiple-bid situation.

Troy maintains a customer-focused approach and is your advocate and sales coordinator, as well as your marketing director, social media manager and data analyst all in one

Welcome to Universal Properties Network, Juliet Restrepo!


Universal Properties Network at Keller Williams Coral Gables – Coconut Grove is proud to announce that Juliet Restrepo is joining our team!

“I love what I do! I have been in real estate and management for most of my adult life. Nothing gives me greater joy than to see the look of happiness on a person’s face when they have been able to purchase their first home or sell their property to the perfect buyer. Being a part of that journey is why I’m in this business.”

Juliet has gained a wealth of experience on how to handle all facets of real estate throughout the boom and crash of the economy. She is part of the Miami Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Juliet has a lot of experience in foreclosures as well. “I am proud to say that although we have had a faltering economy, I have closed and managed over 100 short sales and REO’s and have been Top Producer for the past 5 years. I exceed whatever sales goals are set and I’m an excellent communicator.”

Welcome aboard, Juliet!

UPN Launches North Central Region – Lead by Jeff Shipley


This month, Universal Properties Network (UPN) launched in Fargo, ND lead by Jeff Shipley, Regional Director, and Lynn Motteberg, Regional Assistant. UPN is a real estate company that provides agents with administrative support, lead generation, marketing, coaching, and training around the country. UPN currently has teams in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Florida, and North Dakota, and is continuing to expand. UPN, headquartered in Colchester, VT, is a division of Hergenrother Realty Group.

Jeff Shipley bring his leadership and entrepreneurial expertise to Universal Properties Network as Regional Director of the North Central Region which spans Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Jeff has been a Realtor for over eleven years and has taken his real estate team, FM Team, to #1 in North Dakota. In 2014, FM Team sold more than $40 million in real estate. Jeff’s leadership extends beyond his involvement in commercial and residential real estate at KW Roers Realty. As Broker/Owner of Keller Williams Roers Realty, Jeff grew his Market Center to the be the largest real estate company in North Dakota.   Previously, Jeff was President of Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors and was Director at Large of North Dakota Association of Realtors.  In 2013, Jeff founded Spire Construction which specializes in custom homes in the Fargo area.

Lynn Motteberg joins UPN as Regional Assistant and has over fifteen years of leadership experience, having recruited and developed talent for Limited Brands and Dayton’s/Marshalls Fields. Throughout her career in retail sales, Lynn has been recognized year after year for excellence in management and customer service, as well as her sales training programs. Her awards include Store Manager of the Year, Operational Excellence, Four Star Counter Manager, and Showcase Seller. Lynn was also only 1 of 10 chosen to lead Limited Brands’ Culture Team to positively impact associates in all levels of the company.  In 2014, Lynn left the retail industry and joined the FM Team at Keller Williams Roers Realty as Director of Operations. This role combines her aptitude for systems and processes, with her ability to lead and train sales teams. As Director of Operations, Lynn is committed to growth, productivity, accountability, profitability, and team culture.

Lynn brings her business acumen and passion for talent development to Universal Properties Network. She believes that if your leadership isn’t all about you, then it will certainly live beyond you. An active member of the theater community, Lynn volunteers at Trollwood, Churches United, and North Dakota State University. Lynn lives with her husband and four children in Fargo, ND.

“We are so excited to have Jeff and Lynn join UPN and head-up the North Central Region,” said UPN Founder & CEO, Adam Hergenrother. “They are a powerhouse team and are going to help agents throughout their region live extraordinary lives by giving them the support and training they need to take their business to the next level. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish.”

Universal Properties Network’s (UPN) vision is to change the way real estate professionals live and play. UPN was founded by Adam Hergenrother in October 2011.  UPN  is passionate about leadership and leverage.  By providing their agents with exceptional centralized services, including world class coaching, training, administrative support, and lead generation, they allow agents to focus on their ONE thing – helping people buy and sell real estate. Their flagship UPN team opened in October 2011 in Portland, Maine.  In under a year, their model, systems, and training have taken a $7 million a year producer and created a $25 million dollar producer.  They have since launched in Hartford, CT, Cranston, RI, Marco Island, FL, Fargo, ND, and Portsmouth, NH with plans to open 150+ additional UPN teams in the next 5 years.

Becca Shanahan Joins UPI as Chief Operations Officer


Becca PhotoBecca Shanahan-Galligani has joined Universal Properties International (UPI) as Chief Operations Officer. UPI is headquartered in Colchester, VT and has launched teams in Maine, Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts, providing real estate agents with world class coaching, training, administrative support, and lead generation.

Becca joins the UPI Team with an undergraduate BA from Wheelock College and a Masters in Education from Lesley University. Prior to joining Keller Williams Realty, Becca worked in operations for a Sound and Video Installation Company and two non-profit organizations, providing her with an understanding of the operational structure of a variety of companies. She is committed to creating powerful systems that will bring UPI to a new level and create a work environment that both empowers people and provides them with such an amazing culture that they would never want to go anywhere else.

Becca has been working for Keller Williams in some capacity since 2005. She started her KW career as an MCA in the Andover Market Center. In December of 2007, she was asked to become part of the KWRI MCA Division as a Support Analyst. Over the last 7 years Becca has continued her support of Market Centers and Market Center Administrators across the country. She is a KW Approved Trainer and has traveled the country training and coaching and has been a speaker, facilitator or panelist at every KW Family Reunion since 2008. Becca is exceptionally proud of her work with the KWU Team to create the MCA course DRIVE.

“We are extremely excited and honored to have Becca join the UPI Team,” says CEO Brian Armstrong. “UPI offers its agents proven models, systems, and support that works. We know that Becca will be a great fit and will help take UPI to the next level.”


Joe Smith Joins Universal Properties Hartford as Buyers Agent

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Joe Smith has joined Universal Properties Hartford at Keller Williams Realty Greater Hartford as a Buyers Agent.

Joe is Connecticut born and raised and currently lives in New Britain.  He acquired his real estate license in  January of this year and worked for another firm prior to joining UPI CT/KW.

“I am so excited to be joining this innovative team!  I will hit the ground running,” says Joe.

Joe made the decision to get his real estate license so he can help people achieve their dream of home ownership.  Joe is also a wine lover, dog lover, a food enthusiast and has a long history of managing top restaurants in Connecticut.

“It’s with great pleasure I am announcing the newest addition to our team,” states Sandie Terenzi, CEO of Universal Properties CT/Keller Williams Hartford.  “Joe Smith is our newest Buyers Agent.  Joe brings a big personality and a lot of great ideas to our team.”

Email Joe to say “hi”!


Joe Saccone Joins UPI in Buffalo, NY as CEO

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Universal Properties would like to welcome Joe Saccone to the UPI family. Joe brings a wealth of knowledge to the UPI team and he looks to continue his dominance of the Buffalo real estate scene.
“My background in restaurant management with one of the most respected names in the industry taught me the value of true customer service. I strive to create loyal clients instead of merely satisfied clients. Satisfied clients will consider another Realtor; loyal clients have introduced me to their families, friends and co-workers. Ultimately, my life and business are enhanced by the quality people that I meet each day in my business.”