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Adam Hergenrother in Minnesota for Cultural Inspiration Event

On Tuesday, December 15, Adam Hergenrother, CEO of Universal Properties Network, traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota to speak at Keller Williams North Central’s Cultural Inspiration Event.

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Universal Properties Network Expansion Agent Corey Dykmann, Adam Hergenrother, Expansion Agent Troy Dykmann, and UPN Regional Director Jeff Shipley


Universal Properties Network’s North Central Regional Director, Jeff Shipley, also spoke on a mega team panel at the event.

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A wonderful event and a fantastic opportunity to connect with our Expansion Partners in Minnesota!


Preparing Your Home for a Houseguest

28_ladyslipper_MLS_HID1078489_ROOMbedroom1 (Large)Are you expecting visitors who will stay overnight?

We love hosting friends and family from out of town at our home especially during holidays.  Making your overnight guests feel special and comfortable doesn’t have to be expensive or a lot of work.  The key is to create a clean, fresh and orderly space for them. With some simple touches, you can transform your guest room into a private sanctuary where your guests can relax and, well, feel right at home.

First, you need to tidy up.  You don’t need to make your house spotless; just make sure that items are back where they belong, sweep or vacuum up the worst dirt, take out the trash and recycling, and wipe down surfaces.

You can also create a welcoming guest room by putting crisp, clean sheets on the bed and set out a stack of extra blankets and pillows.  Remember to check the lighting and privacy of the room; change lightbulbs if needed in bedside lamps, and be sure windows have coverings.  Next is to assess the condition of your guest bathroom.  Replace and old cakes of soap and shampoo bottles with new ones and stock up on fresh rolls of toilet paper and towels.

If you plan to lend your guest a key, be sure to put it on its own keychain that is easy to distinguish from your guest’s own keys. Make sure to write down your Wi-Fi password, emergency numbers and any household instructions on a card — and keep a copy on your computer so you can find it easily the next time a guest comes to stay.

For your guests’ morning essentials, make sure that you ask ahead of what sort of hot drink or breakfast item your guests prefer in the morning. Put the drink and food items together in one easy-to-access spot on the kitchen counter and point this out to your guests while you’re giving them a tour.

Lastly, kid-proof your space if needed.  Kids don’t just automatically know what is appropriate and inappropriate to do when spending the night at other houses.  To prevent any accidents, you can move fragile items onto higher shelves, and store medications in a secure cabinet and lock cabinets or rooms that you do not want kids getting into. If you don’t mind spending a few bucks on supplies, you can pick up a pack of outlet covers and use them to fill any unused outlets.

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!

Motivational Monday – Looking in the Mirror

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change”

Who doesn’t like a little MJ on a Monday morning, am I right? (Keep the party going by clicking here).

This week’s video – Looking in the Mirror – explores how the experiences and people in our lives can be incredible mirrors, showing us exactly where we are today. Click on the video and take a closer look at how our thoughts impact who and what we attract.

We want to hear from you. Tell us what you thought about this week’s video and let us know what topics you’d like us to cover in the future. Share with us on Facebook!

Thank you so much for watching! If you would like more information about Adam’s upcoming training series and classes, connect with Rebecca Shanahan-Galligani via email at


UPN is Hiring! | Real Estate Sales Trainer/Coach

Universal Properties Network (UPN) will change the way real estate professionals live and play through leadership, training, systems, and thinking BIG. UPN is looking for an experienced Sales Trainer/Coach to maximize our agents’ effectiveness by determining and solving their training needs. The successful candidate will have previous real estate experience, preferably as an agent. Passion, drive, and self-motivation are essential for this role. The right candidate does not need to be located in Vermont.

• Script practice with agents weekly
• Provide weekly sales training to all agents
• Be the first point of contact for all agents’ transactional and real estate questions
• Provide in-depth “agent bootcamp” orientation to ensure agents are hitting goals within 60 days of joining UPN
• Accomplish sales training human resource objectives by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and holding employees accountable; communicating expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing contributions; enforcing policies and procedures
• Achieve sales training operational objectives by contributing sales training information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; implementing change
• Determine training requirements by studying sales and marketing strategic plans and current sales results
• Daily, weekly, monthly reporting and accountability sessions with Leadership Team

Required Skills & Experience:
• Training management
• Meeting management
• Ability to motivate and hold team members accountable
• Coaching
• Meeting sales goals

Additional Preferred Experience:
• Previous selling experience in the real estate industry
• Presentation skills

Please email your cover letter and resume to Hallie Warner at Please put UPN Sales Trainer in the subject line.