Be willing to accept the truth regarding the location, condition and today's market value of your home.
Consider taking a little time, money and energy to create a pleasant presentation to your home. Simple little things like a deep cleaning, letting the sunshine come through and organizing clutter really does make a difference to a prospective buyers visual perseption.
Buyers expect a move in ready home and will pay more for a home that has already been upgraded. So if your home is a fixer-upper, or hasn't been upgraded or is in disrepair, of course your home will sell just be realistic.
Being a first time Seller you may be in totally uncharted waters...