I don't know your local market. I don't know the history of these offers that fell through.
Waiting for things to pick up the spring means that you think your home will sell for a higher price, right?
I strongly suggest you talk with some Realtors and try to obtain a really good understanding of the market. I do not have a crystal ball, so projecting into the future is difficult.
Let me offer some likely scernarios:
1. the existing inventory decreases because people, like you, decide to pull their homes off the market and wait until spring. When spring comes, you'll have these homes, just like yours, back on the market, plus all the new homes of people that HAVE to sell. When supply goes up, price does___?
2. The current inventory level remains where it is (only a few people do what you did, most leave their homes on the market...which is what I would suggest) Some of those homes will sell because the sellers HAVE to sell, so prices will have to adjust...however there are fewer homes on the market right now so the prices might be higher than later in the spring.
3. A lot more people put their homes on the market in the spring, plus you and everybody else, listing inventory goes up, so prices go_____
Most markets in the US are either flat or declining. I do not know your market. It's possible it is going to go up in the spring. But what if it does not go up? You are gambling with your home's equity.
All things being equal, if you need to sell, I would price it 5% below market and sell it now, instead of waiting. if the value drops 1-2% each month, where will you be in May?
Cathy, probably not what you wanted to hear....I hope that you do okay.