This may not be as simple as it looks.
You have a listing agreement with your current broker (not the listing agent).
Please read this agreement to see how you can terminate this agreement, and if there are any cancellation penalties.
The agreement has to be terminated by mutual agreement, or expire, before you start working with another brokerage. It's easier if the new agent is from the same brokerage...
If the mutual agreement is reached, the listing will be cancelled.
Then, a new listing will be entered in MLS.
However, in most MLS the history will show everything that happen with the previous agent -
days on the market, price, price reductions/increases, remarks etc.
To "freshen up" - I recommend to take brand new pictures, change furniture placement (if possible), add splashes of color (pillows & throws) - to stage it and make it look "different" from your previous sale. Different angle of the house pictures - all completely redone - will help to bring new energy into your property presentation.
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
You can always ask your current Realtor to refresh your listing. This will assign a new MLS number to your property and make it look somewhat new, the days on market will still show up. MLS will automatically send your listing to everyone who has your type of home in their search criteria.
The Kinslow Team
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Like others have said, if your listing truly expires (and I assume your agreement with your agent does too, but I would double check your dates on your agreement just to be sure), you are free to go with anyone else to sell your home. Your home should show expired in the MLS, and if you do go with someone else they will re-list it on the MLS under a new number. However, it will show up in the listing history when someone is looking at it that it had been listed previously. Like someone had mentioned, if you go FSBO it won't show up unless you pay a limited service company/agent to list it for you.
Please let me know if you have any other questions and I hope this help!
Keller Williams Realty LLC
Many MLS services automatically feed to sites like REALTOR.com, ListHub, Google, Yahoo -- even Zillow and Trulia -- some syndicate to up to 40+ sites.
To purchase ad space on that many portals individually to showcase your property over a few month period could add up fast.
Good luck with the marketing of your home!
Your MLS listing will show as Withdrawn or Expired when you change Realtors depending on the situation. If you list with another agent you will have a new MLS listing with a new MLS number.
Your days on market will carry through to the new listing unless you keep your home out of the MLS for 30 days.
That includes going FSBO, if you should decide to. Be forewarned, however, that most agency agreements include a "protection period" of some length, that would cover someone who viewed your property during the time that the agency had it listed... and if one of those people ended up buying it... you might still owe a commission.
Read your listing agreement carefully, or ask the agency to show/explain it to you.