by: Torie Wells Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Alison Hoffman is prepping her home for houseguests who are visiting for the Democratic National Convention.
"I want people to feel this is their home away from home," Hoffman said.
That week she will be staying with her family nearby as she rents her house.
"It's an opportunity for a little extra income. It seemed like an exciting way to be part of the DNC," Hoffman said.
Hoffman's home is one of about 40 that Providence Property Management rented in Charlotte for convention week.
The company has sent each homeowner a preparation checklist. In the final hours, it is doing a walk through.
Providence Property wants the homes depersonalized, clean and organized.
It says homes have been rented to campaign committees, strategy groups and international journalists.
"Anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per bedroom for the week," said Trent Corbin, president of Providence Property.
Providence Property partnered with the website DNCrental.com to list these homes. The men behind the website, Brendon Urban and Erich Leech, said because of demand, they are planning a spinoff called RentalTown.com. It will launch after the DNC.
"The DNC has shown us a niche market we didn't know was there," said Corbin.
Providence Property Management plans to continue this partnership and continue offering homes for short-term rental. The company said it already has some future contracts signed.
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