After being featured in an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters, AJ Team Realty of Keller Williams wanted a way to give back to the community.
“We were blessed with the opportunity to be on HGTV House Hunters Lake Ridge…and we thought it would be a great idea to be to use that blessing to bless an organization that’s doing so many things – so many positive things – that are blessings in our community,” said AJ Team Realty CEO Allen Johnson.
More on the team’s experience with House Hunters, from a release:
The journey which led the AJ Team to HGTV began when CEO Allen Johnson met Makya and Delmar through a network of friends. The couple had almost given up on finding their dream home after a year-long search because they were frustrated with their previous realtor and the home-search process. Johnson convinced them to give his team a chance, and fellow AJ Team Realtor Sam Eligwe spearheaded the efforts to find the perfect home for their growing family.
Due to AJ team’s proactive approach, Makya and Delmar found their forever home and were under contract in just 12 hours!
“The last time I worked with a realtor to purchase a home, I had a horrible experience. I carried this level of disdain for realtors into my initial meeting … Fortunately, Sam not only understood my concerns, but wasn’t offended by my skepticism and took it as a challenge. He fought for the things my family wanted and exceeded our expectations – he even closed the deal within 12 hours of our initial offer! … [The] team worked magically to creatively make sure we got the most out of our deal as possible. I’d recommend [the] AJ Team to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home. They take GREAT pride in what they do…,” Makya said after the show was filmed.
The company decided to help support local non-profit Action in Community Through Service (ACTS), donating $1 for every time the HGTV show was posted or mentioned on social media up to $1,000.
“At the ACTS shelter we take in families and single males. We help them found housing – we provide rental assistance. We provide case management, we provide food assistance,” said ACTS Director of Housing Lula Kelly.
AJ Team Realty presented a $1,000 check to the ACTS team yesterday in Woodbridge.
“There are so many ways we can use the money … Our big project right now is with our Hunger Prevention Center that we’re trying to get off the ground, which is an additional support for our food pantry. For the homeless shelter specifically, our focus is on sustainable housing programs to help people find permanent housing they can afford. The funds can be used to help pay for deposits and first month’s rent,” stated ACTS Administrative Coordinator Ethan Vick in a release.