When you think about selling your home, you think about selling all your furniture and moving it to a storage unit or moving to another state. Yes, you will have to arrange all of that, but selling home means also to remove all the clutter, to repair all the damages and rehab and update your home.
You need to decide what your home will look like to a home buyer. It’s hard to see your home like a buyer, you are so accustomed to seeing your home you are blind to most of your home’s defects, that is the first reason why you need a real estate agent to help you sell your home.
Selling home needs preparation and you should start working on it several months before you need to sell. So choose an agent, have the real estate agent come out to your home and tell you what items you need to repair or rehab and then get busy and call them back to the home to see how it looks after the repairs have been completed, if it needs more work then continue to improve as much as your pocketbook will allow, over the many years of selling homes, if you put 50k in you will get 65k back. 30% return on rehab is a good rule of thumb.
You should throw away the emotion you have with the home and think about it as a marketable commodity. When your selling home the others who want to buy it should think it as their potential new home not your old home.