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Real Estate Team Donates $1K to homeless shelter

Provided by AJ Team of  Keller Williams Realty

AJ Team of Keller Williams Realty, recently featured on an episode of HGTV’s popular show House Hunters, today announced that viewers helped raise $1K for ACTS Homeless Shelter in Dumfries. Because one of the team’s Core Values is to “Be A Blessing”, they donated $1 for every social media post viewers tagged to the team’s Facebook or Instagram pages during the 22-minute live show. At 1:00 p. m. July 20,  the AJ Team will present the check to shelter representatives at our office located at 4310 Prince William Parkway, Suite 200, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

“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,” said Ethan Vick, ACTS Administrative Coordinator. Vick indicated that ACTS has sheltered 18 families – 31 adults and 43 children –  this year in their Beverly Warren Shelter and have helped 37 families into permanent housing, including 35 adults and 54 children.

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.

According to MLS 2017 figures, the AJ Team is the #1 team in the Woodbridge market. If you need help buying, selling, or investing in real estate, contact #AJTeamRealty at 888-NOVA-BUY, email [email protected], or visit their website at ajteamrealty.com/. To see the full HGTV House Hunters episode visit this link: bit.ly/2rl21cG.

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) was founded in 1969 to serve its Prince William area neighbors in crisis due to hunger, homelessness and personal violence.  It operates the county’s only sexual assault resource center and domestic violence safe house, as well as an emergency shelter, 24-hour Helpline, Emergency Utility Assistance program, and Food Pantry.  Please visit their website at actspwc.org or call (703) 441-8606 for more information or to access services.

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