Michelle McKiernan

Licensed Realtor® working in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Whether you are buying your first home, selling your family home, downsizing or increasing your living space, let’s talk. My goal is to make sure you have all the resources you need to make the choices that are just right for you. When we work together, I hear what you’re saying and am fully committed to ensuring your best possible outcomes. As your real estate agent, I’m on your side and I’m all in.

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Born and raised in Southern California, the first question most people ask about my moving to Wisconsin in my 40’s is, “Why?!”. It was the right move at the right time; I have always been happy with the decision to make my home in Madison. In my thirteen years here, I have worked as an academic counselor with Cardinal Stritch University, a counselor with the UW’s Information Technology Academy and an adjunct instructor at Madison College. 

I took a great deal of satisfaction in being an educator and a counselor for many years. As a Realtor®, I have the opportunity to work closely with people as they move toward a goal, go through a transition, or follow a dream. My satisfaction and success comes from building relationships, empathic understanding of people’s ideas and concerns, and advocating for clients. All of this demands consistent communication, staying current with market trends, and embracing a lifelong learning philosophy.

As I worked to meet my real estate education and licensing requirements, it became more evident that I’d made an excellent choice. The icing on the cake was aligning with Jean and Matt Armendariz-Kerr at Mode Realty Network. In their brokerage, I found shared values, intensive training, and invaluable mentorship, all with healthy servings of kindness and humor (my favorites). 

Jim, a Madison native, and I moved into our 90+ year old home in the Greenbush neighborhood, within earshot of Henry Vilas Zoo, in 2005. When I’m not busy helping you meet your real estate needs, I’m likely immersed in household projects, gardening, or playing the drums. Outside of the house, I stay active in the community, dance at as many festivals as possible, and relish long road trips. I look forward to hearing what you are looking for in a dwelling and would be delighted to help you find your just right situation. 

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 Client Reviews

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Highly likely to recommend

Bought a Condo home in 2019 in Madison, WI

Michelle was my buyer's agent when I purchased my condo in May 2019. She was patient and respected my timeline, even though I was in no hurry to buy. When I was finally ready to look at some places, she made herself available and scheduled showings at my request, sometimes with very little  notice. During the contract negotiations, she was responsive and thorough. As she is a newer agent, whenever she wasn't sure about something she did her research and had the entire experience of the Mode Realty team behind her to consult with, so I felt very comfortable with the entire process. I would recommend her in an instant to anyone who wants a great listener and a strong advocate on their side. 

Highly likely to recommend

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Spring Harbor, Madison, WI

Michelle was a pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond what I would expect from a realtor. She did what it took to get my house sold in a reasonable amount of time. In the end I walked away with about the money I expected go get selling it myself and she did all the work.