BCAAR Announces 2021 Annual Award Winners

Battle Creek, MI, April 20, 2021 – The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® (BCAAR) is pleased to announce the recipients of several annual awards.  The 2021 REALTOR® of the Year recipient is James Criteser from RE/MAX Perrett Associates, Inc.  The 2021 Affiliate of the Year is Jenni Cordova from Honor Credit Union.  The 2021 Rookie of the Year is Nikki Greger from RE/MAX Perrett Associates, Inc. 

2021 REALTOR® of the Year

James Criteser, RE/MAX Perrett Associates, Inc. 

This is Jimmy’s second year in a row receiving the REALTOR® of the Year award. James Criteser joined the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® on March 8th, 2002 as a licensed salesperson.  In his almost 19 years as a REALTOR®, he has been very active with the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® and his community. Jimmy has served on the Board of Directors for the last 4 years.  He currently serves as President and is a member of the MLS Committee and the Budget Committee. He also serves as a BCAAR Representative for the MichRIC Managers and MichRIC Spec Committee. This year, Jimmy achieved his GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute) designation. 

Jimmy continues to be an active contributor in community organizations including the Salvation Army, Western Michigan University, SAFE Place and his local Church. Jimmy gives 110% every day and goes above and beyond for his clients. He is always available to answer questions and respond to colleagues or clients day or night.  Jimmy’s dedication to our association is beyond compare. He is always looking for ways to improve himself, BCAAR and our community.

2021 Affiliate of the Year

Jenni Cordova, Honor Credit Union

The award recognizes a current affiliate partner who has made the greatest contribution of time, energy and resource to BCAAR over the past 12 months.  The honoree demonstrates a commitment to the real estate industry by providing exemplary service, participating in BCAAR events/activities, teaching continuing education courses and more.

Jenni has been a very active member of BCAAR in 2020 in spite of the pandemic. She serves on the Marketing, Membership, Professional Development, and Public Relations Committees. This is Jenni’s second year in a row receiving the Affiliate of the Year award. This past year, she also helped plan or participated in three new BCAAR events – our Donation Drive, Secret Santa and Bell Ringing events.

Jenni goes above and beyond in every aspect of customer service and is also a great champion for BCAAR among members and out in the community. She goes out of her way to ensure members feel welcome, always encourages involvement, and spread happiness and sparkles wherever she goes.

2021 Rookie of the Year

Nikki Greger, RE/MAX Perrett Associates, Inc.

The Rookie of the Year award is bestowed upon an agent who has been a REALTOR® for two years or less and has demonstrated outstanding achievements and contributions as a REALTOR® within the Association and in his/her business endeavors.   

Nikki joined the Association in May of 2019. She has been actively involved on the BCAAR Marketing and the Membership Committees. She has been an active participant and volunteer in many events including the Gala, BCAAR Donation Drive and Bell Ringing in 2020.

Nikki is involved not only in the Association but also in the community. She is actively involved in activities and events that benefit the community including: the RE/MAX Soup Day, the Food Bank and the Miracle Ride fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. Nikki is dedicated to meeting the needs of her clients. She continuously seeks out opportunities to hone her skills and takes advantage of training offered. 


The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS®, founded in 1915, is a trade association of almost 300 members that provides service and support to the real estate and housing industry.  BCAAR empowers REALTORS® and partners by enhancing the proficiency of our members, enforcing ethical standards, and fostering cooperation within our industry, so we can serve our community by creating broad and thriving property ownership.

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