The answer is in your motivation. The longer you have it on the market, the longer you have to keep it in presentable condition. You also have people coming thru in bad weather making a mess. Real estate takes some time to expose it to the maximim market. The longer the property stays on the market, the higher the expenses for the agent. There are many times the first offer is the best offer because it if those buyers have seen what is available on the market. Sale time is a function of price, the lower the price the faster the sale.