Posted: Apr 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM [Apr 25, 2012]
I am a senior at University of Michigan and I have recently started a website to address a problem facing Ann Arbor. As you may know, game day and graduation weekends can be pretty hectic in Ann Arbor. Hotels are hard to come by and in order to get one you have to make reservations months in advance, sometimes even a year. Those who are unable to do so, end up having to drive distances of at least an hour to get into town; which not only causes traffic problems, but is also unsafe due to the amount of drinking during these times. I have decided to team up with a parent company from Notre Dame, Rent Like a Champion, who was also experiencing similar issues in their town. They generated a site which allowed homewners to rent out their homes for special event weekends. Not only did it become a huge success for homeowners who were able to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra revenue; but it was also a success for fans and families coming into town to have a place to stay. I have recently finished setting up a similar site for Ann Arbor, AnnArborFootballRentals.com, and I hope it can have the same impact on our community as it has in the South Bend, Indiana area. Please check out the site and feel free to spread the word!