Utica Century 21 President Wins National Realtor Award


John Kersten, president of Century 21 Town & Country in Utica, was presented with the National Association of Realtor Good Neighbor Award for his dedication and commitment to serving his community through his work with Easter Seals.

Kersten and his brokerage firm have raised more than $14.6 million for Easter Seals. He and his team hold at least five fundraisers a year, including annual drawings that feature Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac CTS as prizes.

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Good Neighbor Awards program, which aims to honor Realtors for donating their time, money, and passion to enrich the lives of the people in the communities in which they live and work.

Kersten, of Rochester Hills, is among the five winners who were named from a list of 10 finalists and will receive a $10,000 grant for their community charity as well as a feature in the November/December issue of Realtor magazine. The winners will also receive travel expenses to the 2015 Realtors Conference & Expo in San Diego.