I do not work on your market, so directly I cannot advise you. However, I do have a couple of suggestions:
1. Timing a market is very challenging at best. Very, very few sellers and buyers actually are able to accomplish selling at the peak or buying at the bottom because we buy and sell real estate to accomplish other things, like job changes.
2. Depending upon your flexibility in timing, my experience is that well-prepared homes always sell for top dollar. However, there is a large range of "prepared homes". Talking with a Realtor NOW about your plans will provide you with the maximum options.
3. No one has a crystal ball. However, great Realtors have insight into what it takes to make a listings stand out and show value, which is the name of the game. I have seen some great homes sell under value because they were not staged and prepared. I have also seen homes sell for over value because they were staged and prepped to a "T".
If you need help I would be happy, at no obligation , to put you in touch the one of the top Realtors in your area. Just give me a call at 1-888-284-2056.