Our Team


Jean Armendariz-Kerr


Hi, I’m Jean, a licensed, full-time professional realtor since 2000 and a practicing real estate and estate planning attorney with a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

I take great pride in my client relationships, as they are the foundation of my business and the backbone of my reputation. Unwavering client advocacy is always my top priority and has earned me a wealth of ardent referrals from hundreds of satisfied clients.

I’ve always viewed my job as an educational opportunity, both for clients and me. Throughout our relationship, I strive to empower you with knowledge; the more you know, the better you’ll feel about your transaction. Meanwhile I continue my own education to consistently improve my craft and offer you the finest representation possible.

Outside of work, I voluntarily serve on the boards of various organizations. I am also a proud mother with an avid interest in real estate investing and home remodeling.

I’m pleased you’re interested in working with us and I hope to get to know more about you soon. Give us a call and let me start working for you!

Liz Quinn

Liz Quinn



Hi, I’m Liz and I joined Mode RN because of their exceptional commitment to customer service. As a dedicated, personable firm, I’d knew I’d be right at home helping ensure our clients have the best possible experience.

As a realtor, my excitement starts with an enthusiasm for architecture and interior design, coupled with a talent for good matchmaking. Homes are where people spend their lives, find solace, and make memories. Pairing the right people with the right home is my passion.

My husband and I have owned real estate in Madison for over 10 years (Matt and Jean helped us find our current house!). We love living here and make the most of it by hiking, biking, and getting outdoors as much as we can.

With a background in HR recruiting, I love getting to know people and helping them find the right fit for their tastes and needs. And as a former project manager, I know the importance of your budget, timeline, and design criteria. Together, we can find the home you’ve been hoping for.

Let’s talk about finding you the perfect match!


Michelle McKiernan


Hello, I’m Michelle. When I first sat down to talk with Jean, I could see our values very much aligned. I immediately saw the “human face” of Mode RN and knew I wanted to be a part of it.

Mode’s nurturing, client-centered approach feels very fluid and familiar to me. With a dedicated background in adult education and counseling, I love listening to people, helping them follow their insights and instincts, and guiding them through big decisions…like buying a home!

Originally from Long Beach, CA, I moved to Madison in 2005 with my husband (a Madison native) and found a classic 1920s home in the Vilas neighborhood where we’ve lived ever since. I am so grateful for my home and neighbors and want to help others find the same sense of comfort and joy that we have.

Outside of work, I’m on the “learn as you go” gardening plan, moving into medicinal herbs and flowers soon. I love road trips, yoga, biking, dancing, and supporting our community through volunteer work. I recently took up playing drums and I relearn how to golf every spring.

Thanks for reading. Let’s find your new home together; I’ve got a good feeling about it.


Stacy Elaine


Hi! I’m Stacy and I’m excited to help you fulfill your real estate dreams.

Following in my mother’s impressive footsteps, I decided to model my career in real estate out of a passion for listening to people and being a resource as they work toward their next goal. When I talked with Jean and Matt, felt their energy, and saw they shared the same passion, I knew I wanted to be part of Mode RN’s supportive, educational approach to real estate.

I love living in Madison and make the most of all it has to offer. In addition to socializing in the incredible food scene (I’m a true foodie!), I enjoy theatre, music, opera, kayaking, camping, and making day trips to experience Madison’s fantastic outlying communities.

My long background in residential property management, paired with a formal education in psychology, inspired me to merge those experiences and become a real estate agent. Now I put those skills to work for you, fulfilling my inherent desire to help people, earn their trust, and advocate for their best interests.

It all starts with the opportunity to hear about your dreams, concerns, and what’s important to you. So, let’s talk about your real estate goals. I look forward to listening to you.


Brenda Ward


Dependability and personal communication are how I build strong client relationships.

My past experiences with real estate are what inspired me to become a realtor.  I love researching options and being a guide and advisor for my clients when problems arise. And it’s so empowering to know Mode RN’s client philosophy is backing me all the way.

I’m a BIG believer in meeting face-to-face, and prefer to talk rather than text. I’ve got a helpful heart, a mind for numbers, and a knack for creative problem-solving. Being educated in urban forestry, my knowledge of trees, flowers, and landscaping is often helpful. I’m a tireless researcher and I love uncovering details about properties that interest you.

Outside of Mode, I enjoy gardening and being in nature. I hike, golf (clubs and discs), paint, write poetry, and with three dogs and a cat to care for, I’m happy at home with them.

I’d be honored to be your agent and provide you with the dedication you deserve. Call me and we’ll meet in person; it’s the best way to start things off.


Matt Kerr


Hello! Alongside my amazing wife, Jean, I take great pride in building our business and fostering unprecedented relationships with our clients. I come from a marketing background and have been a licensed realtor since 2003. I previously served as market manager for a multinational corporation, launching new products and maintaining close connections with our customers to ensure their voices were heard and their needs addressed. That same dedication is what drives me to make your experience with us the best it can be, from initial contact to closing day. I’m a devoted dad, a real estate investor, and an experienced homeowner. I love to think creatively, seeing problems as opportunities to be inventive and succeed. I very much look forward to helping you define and fulfill your real estate goals. So let’s talk.