Yes, there is a good time and yes there is a bad time...and these choices have nothing to do with "today's economy."
"Today's economy" is the economy for the next twenty years in many respects - the next twenty years can be easily forecasted for malaise, torpor, upheaval, currency devaluation, inflation in many markets like oil, food and other commodities, deflation and flatness in other markets, like real estate...pain, blues, woe and agony, wars, rumors of wars, catastrophic disasters etc. etc. etc. - all expected, right?
However, these have a lot less to do with the health of "today's economy" for houses on your street, when related to the price of your house.
The good time is when you are staged, ready, priced to meet immediate demand, and financially prepared for the closing ahead. When you have clarity about the next steps after closing.
Whether a short sale or equity sale, in a declining or a flat market, the winners fire when ready.
The bad time is the opposite of that.
I gave Veronica a thumbs up - yes, it is true, we have a predictable, seasonal demand curve, but like many others have said, Debra - only your reasons matter - seasonal advantages and disadvantages are really not as relevant as your immediate needs.
Finally - what's up with your copy/paste analysis, Nonrealtor?
From that fantastic destination zip code 23456...wow, Nonrealtor is truly a pro.
Save yourself the effort next time and leave this stuff to professionals...
"looks like it may be difficult to sell..." What exactly do you know about Debra's real estate portfolio that qualifies you to say that, Nonrealtor???
Debra - my friend Barbara Groover at Sycamore-Oconee Brokers in Madison is one of the best veteran agents in the business in Georgia - she will be able to help you in Oxford if needed...if you need help in 30083, then please call me.