Prospective owners who wish to open a new store must have a minimum of $20,000 cash and a positive net worth of at least $100,000.
Established Sears Hometown Stores are available for purchase through existing owners. Negotiations and agreements to purchase an existing store are solely between the owner and prospective buyer. However, Sears Hometown Stores must first grant candidate approval, based on your qualifications to own and operate a Sears Hometown Store. Qualifications will be determined during the recruitment evaluation process. If you are interested in an existing store opportunity for Hometown Stores, please click here to request more information.
"Our customers tell us almost every day how happy they are that we brought Sears back to our community. When they find out that we are locally owned and operated they are even more excited to support and shop with us."
"The Sears Hometown team for store set up, training and District Manager were excellent. They really made the process very easy for me on my end. The new AAE signing and displays are great, the store looks bright and inviting, customers love it!"
"It is really nice to be a part of a brand that everyone knows and trust. Customers treat you as if you have been doing this a long time. You don't have to work as hard for customer trust. It's already there the moment they walk in the door."