Best of luck to you.
I just wrote an article last night on my blog about this very topic. The address is below; you might find it helpful.
For example, if the trend is a declining average sales price in your market, you should know if that is slowing, accelerating and how you can ride that trend to a sale. There are other long term trends that, if you are aware of them, will allow you to sell as long as you go along with them and not fight them.
This is just like buying and selling stocks. Ride the trend and you will make money. Fight the market and you will lose out big time.
Byers want a really good deal and a home in peferct shape. Bit mpw os the time to buy up if you can,as those proeties have been hit the hardest. Let me know if you need more information