The nanocage compound crystal [Ca24Al28O64]4+(e-)4 (C12A7:e-) is a room-temperature-stable electride. Although bulk C12A7:e- exhibits metallic conduction, the surface of an as-prepared sample or one prepared by mechanical fracture in ultrahigh vacuum is almost insulating and exhibits distinct non-ohmic contact. We studied whether the intrinsic surface of this electride exhibits metallic conduction or not by examining various conditions for preparing the intrinsic surface. A combination of sputtering with thermal annealing led to the emergence of metallic conductivity in a specific condition. Suitably prepared surfaces revealed ohmic contact even in an ambient atmosphere. Atomic-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) images of the surfaces were consistent with a structural model in which the cage structure in the bulk C12A7:e- electride is conserved at the surface.