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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!


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.