Thank you for asking this question.
It should never take two years to sell a home. If it does you are doing a few key things wrong.
There are several things you need to do; for starters you will want to get a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This will show you what your house would go for in todays market. You should then access the CMA keeping in mind what you need to sell the home for.
If those two numbers are not close then you would want to really consider whether you even want to sell. It takes much more to sell a home than just putting a sign in the yard and praying for a buyer; here is where a Real Estate Professional comes in. They target the buyers who would be interested in your specifc type of home and create a specific marketing plan that would reach the target market group. Ask to see the plan in writing-then make sure to have them send a copy
So first I would start by asking for a CMA, I would try to find out as much the way the realtor works and what he or she values by reading their website or talking with someone who knows them if a friend/family member referred them.
You need someone who is dedicated to preserving our home values no matter where the community is; someone dedicated to helping their clients and who has a proven track record of doing so.
There are incentives here today that won't be here in a year from now for both the buyer and the seller so on that note you have to just see what is best for your family.
I would also find out what those Realtors who said put the house up for sale now has done for the community it will tell alot about their character and whether they are trustworthy.
I hope this answer helps you and its not too late; I see this post was done in September.
Have A Great Day!