Melissa, I am a small developer, also a woman, looking for a house for my son who is moving to that area. He's a new contractor himself, and fixing things doesn't bother him. I have cash for a reasonable, fair sale. I would suggest you contact a local real estate agency, and ask for a 'transaction broker' and sit down with him/her to do a reasonable assessment of your home's value. Negotiate the fee, perhaps more like 1 to 5 thousand since you already have a prospective buyer. (Don't sign anything, and walk away from "Six percent of sales price please, maam.)
If you are interested, let's do this. Here's my commercial email -email@example.com. Email me the property's address and I will do a driveby to see if the location suits my needs. Then I will get in touch with you too see if we should pursue this further.
And the other posters are right, those flipper postcards buy your home for pennies on the dollar. Walk away.... more
Ignore Tulia and Zillow and all online valuations and speak to a local Realtor to get a valuation that is meaningful. No on at Trulia or Zillow (their parent company) is in real estate. No one at either company has ever sold a home, or seen any of the homes they show on their site and none of them no any more about real estate than you do. These are advertising sites, and the people who work there are computer geeks and advertisers. Their "valuations are utterly worthless and meaningless. For more see the link below.... more