Selling our house, quitting our jobs, and moving from the US back to my home country. We have no debts, and that includes no mortgage. Both have good jobs.
In an area of the US that is still growing rapidly, has a good reputation, and while it has suffered with the housing downturn it's not been decimated.
Excellent condition. Selling in the 160/170 range, which in this area is lower-middle class/white collar/blue collar doing well.
We want to be gone by September at the latest. House on the market for a month now and it's very slow. So,
If we can't sell the house within the timeframe we have set, what are the pros and cons of the following options?
*Give the keys to the agent and tell him to handle it. Edit: Note: We are not required to be present at the sale.
*Sell it to one of these "we buy houses!" places that will turn around and do a rent-to-own with it. (We know nothing about this option, but have been contacted by one of them.)
*Rent it. We wont be in the US, and we've never been landlords before. Rent would probably be in the 900-1100 per month range.
Additionally, are there other options?