What is the NHPA Retail Marketplace?
The NHPA Retail Marketplace connects the independent home improvement industry by offering retailers a place to buy or sell a business and find qualified applicants for open job positions.
NHPA frequently receives inquiries in regard to helping sell stores and connecting buyers and sellers. This marketplace was created to give store owners a cost-effective way to advertise their locations for sale and for buyers to share that they are in the market to acquire additional store locations. There is a high likelihood that a potential buyer of an existing home improvement business is already in the industry; therefore, the NHPA Retail Marketplace is an opportunity to connect the buyer and seller.
In addition to connecting buyers and sellers, the NHPA Retail Marketplace hosts job listings for retailers in search of managers, executives and other high-level positions. With the job market as competitive as it is, the NHPA Retail Marketplace can be the resource for retailers who are seeking qualified, experienced talent.
How much does a listing cost?
For a one (1) year term, a seller listing in the NHPA Retail Marketplace is $5,000 for a public listing and $7,500 for a private listing.
For a one (1) year term, a buyer listing in the NHPA Retail Marketplace is $2,500 for a public listing and $5,000 for a private listing.
For a three (3) month term, a job listing in the NHPA Retail Marketplace is $500 for a public listing. At this time, private job listings are not available.
What is the difference between the public listing and private listing?
A public listing means NHPA will disclose all information that you have provided to us. Some retailers do not care that the general public or their employees know that the store is for sale, so the public listing will be a perfect fit for them. A potential buyer or seller can view all of the details of the listing and contact the poster directly.
Private Seller Listing
NHPA will only make public the state the store is located in, the annual revenue and the sales price. Potential buyers should email marketplace@YourNHPA.org for additional details. We will require the potential buyer to sign a buyer non-disclosure agreement and confirm, in writing, that the seller agrees to release the additional information. The potential buyer will then receive all of the information from the listing, including contact information, so they can reach out directly to the seller.
Private Buyer Listing
NHPA will only make public the state or region where the buyer is interested in purchasing a business and the store type. The potential seller should email marketplace@YourNHPA.org for additional details and will need to complete a seller non-disclosure agreement before the buyer information is disclosed.
Private Job Listing
At this time, private job listings are not available.
What is needed to advertise my business for sale?
What is needed to advertise that I am interested in buying businesses for sale?
What is needed to advertise that I am interested in hiring a qualified job candidate?
What do I get for the listing fee?
Your listing will be posted in the NHPA Retail Marketplace section as part of the following properties:
- Hardware Retailing magazine – Monthly (partial listing)
- Hardware Retailing Newsmakers e-newsletter – Weekly (partial listing)
- Paint & Decorating Retailer magazine – Monthly (partial listing)
- Paint & Decorating Retailer Newsmakers e-newsletter – Bi-weekly (partial listing)
- YourNHPA.org website – 24/7
Note: Due to the short-term nature of job postings, the job listings will not appear in the monthly magazines.
Can I view a sample listing?
What format should I use for photos accompanying my listing?
We recommend using PNG and JPEG file types that are a minimum of 700 by 500 pixels with a maximum file size of 5 MB.
When does my listing term start?
The term starts once the listing becomes active on YourNHPA.org. Once you submit your listing and fee, NHPA will prepare a proof and send it to you for approval. Once we have final approval, the listing will be activated.
Can I buy a listing for less than the term above?
No, our listing terms are for one (1) year only for buyers and sellers and three (3) months for job listings. This duration allows you to have the time needed to appropriately market your business and find the right buyer or seller, which typically takes 7-12 months. You should also be able to identify a qualified job candidate in the time period allowed for job listings.
How often can I make changes to my listing?
You can make two (2) adjustments to the activated listing free of charge. Any additional changes will incur a $250 change fee and will need to be paid in advance of the changes.
What happens at the end of my listing term?
Once the initial listing term has expired, you will have the option to renew the seller or buyer listing for another year or three (3) months for a job listing. If you choose not to renew, the listing will be removed from all NHPA properties.
Note: It is not uncommon for some businesses to take a year or longer to find the right buyer.
Will NHPA help me determine a price to sell or buy a business?
No, NHPA does not currently offer valuation services and will not be involved in determining the price of a business for sale on the NHPA Retail Marketplace. NHPA is considering offering valuation services in the future but does not currently do so.
Can I suspend or stop my listing at any time?
Yes, if for whatever reason you want to stop your listing during the term, NHPA will suspend the account effective the date you choose. The number of days that remain in the listing period when the account is suspended can be used when you want the listing reactivated. The reactivation only applies to the same listing and cannot be used for an alternate listing.
Note: Due to publishing deadlines, it may not be possible to stop the listing immediately in the magazines; therefore, print magazine listings will be stopped in the earliest possible edition we are able to.
Do I receive a credit if I buy or sell a business or find the right candidate and do not need to list it for the entire term?
No, the NHPA listing fee is due upfront and is deemed earned when the listing becomes active on YourNHPA.org.
Do I pay a commission to NHPA when I buy or sell a business or find the right candidate?
No, NHPA Retail Marketplace is an advertising and marketing platform that enables you to list your business for sale, list that you are interested in buying a business or list that you are looking for qualified job candidates, and we only charge advertising fees.
What if I don’t know or don’t want to disclose information on the basic information listing form?
Certain information on the form is required for NHPA to list the business for sale. However, some information can be left blank or you can write the information is not available (N/A).
Note: If you do not disclose information that a buyer, seller or job candidate cannot figure out on their own, you will eventually need to provide that information to give yourself the best opportunity to buy or sell a business or hire a qualified candidate.
Can I email or fax my listing?
Yes, you can email us at email@example.com or fax to 317-275-9403. Download and complete the appropriate form (linked below) if choosing this option.
Seller Listing Form
Buyer Listing Form
Job Listing Form
Who do I reach out to if I have a question about the NHPA Retail Marketplace?
If you have any questions or general feedback, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.