The real estate market follows a very predictable path every year. The busiest time if the year is the five months from February until then end of June. People decide they are moving this year and get their houses on the market so they are sold and can be moved in before summer. Next we have July and August which are generally a little slower as the kids are out of school and many are enjoying summer vacation. The fall market is September until the end of November as people who didn't get moved earlier in the year now want to be in their new place before Christmas and the end of the year. This fall market is the second busiest of the year. The quietest market of the year is December and January as people are busy with friends and the holiday season ( besides usually the worst of our weather). This can be a good time to sell as competition is at a minimum or a good time to buy as there are often some bargins from those that want to be sold by year end.
Bottom line is that now is the time to get your property on the market to get moved by late spring or early summer.