In most cases, you are best to reduce your price to the necessary point to generate a sale. Of course, you want to make sure that you have great marketing support and are doing the best presentation of the property. If your property shows well, is marketed well, easy to show and is still not selling, it comes back to price.
If you must leave the state and the house is not sold, you will need to rely upon your Realtor to check the property on a regular basis; pick up mail, flyers left at the door, make sure the doors were locked after showings and the lights are on/off as appropriate.
You might want to put a home warranty on the property to cover appliances. Make sure the policy covers vacant homes. Check the homeowners policy to ensure you are adequately covered for a vacant home.
Unless you are committed to being a long distance landlord, I donâ€™t recommend that you pursue renting the property. Hire a great sellers agent who will market your home well and price right. Factor your carrying costs for a few months into the equation when considering pricing.
If you have been trying to sell and have not obtained any offers, review with your Realtor the properties on the market which are your competition and pay close attention to any that have recently gone under contract.
If you want to sell quickly, price 5-10% under market and have your Realtor let everyone know that you are priced for a quick sale. Even in buyer markets, a well priced home will capture attention and can gain multiple offers.