Bottom line in selling a home is price. If you're over priced you will sit on market indefinitely. PERIOD!
A few other factors to bear in mind when trying to sell/price a home are: condition/repairs, appearance, curb appeal, neighborhood, proximity to public transportation, etc... However, again, it can be as pretty as pretty a house can be if it's not priced right it won't sell.
Some neighborhoods are more distressed than others and selling a home for a profit may be completely out of the question. Do you know what the fair market value is? Do you owe more than the fair market value? If so, a short sale may be your only option, depending on your hardship. Do you have to move?
Consider renting out your home, provided that is an option and timing works in your favor. Work with a sellers agent. Interview a few, start with the ones that responded right here on Trulia. Find one you feel the most comfortable with then work exclusively with that agent, let that agent work for you.