What Should You do if Your Home Listing Expired Without Selling?

Posted by Justin Havre on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 9:33am.

Selling a home can be stressful, especially if you're doing it on your own or dealing with an inexperienced realtor. Sometimes, your home won't sell and it can be attributed to a number of reasons from the wrong pricing to a poor listing or one of many other choices.

If you tried to sell your home without any lucky, don't think you cannot re-list the home. With the right realtor and the right information, you can create a better listing and give your home a chance to be sold this time around. Here are a couple things you can do to make it easier to sell your home.


One of the major things homeowners forget to do or just neglect, when listing their home, is the staging process. This is very important and can help homebuyers see the potential of your home. They will actually be able to picture themselves living in the home, if it's staged correctly.

It's best to remove any unnecessary furniture or weathered furniture. This will help to show off the size of the home. You will want to leave up family pictures and any art, as long as it doesn't clutter the place. Neutral colours are best for the walls and will help to make your home a bit of a blank slate for the new homeowner.

Use an Experience Realtor

It seems like common sense, but many homeowners forget how helpful an experience realtor can be. Since this person actually deals with real estate on a day-to-day basis, they are your go-to expert for all things related to buying or selling a home. If you didn't do this the first time around, make sure you do this time.

An expired listing isn't the end of the world. You can still sell your home and get the price you desire, if you choose an experienced realtor and use their advice the second time around.

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