If you do lease, find a reputable hands-on property management crew. Without the "hands-on" part you could be looking a disastrous affects to your property. Again; traveling the military lifestyle, I've been there and done that!
Also; I have been unsuccessful in linking to the website listed on your previous posting.
If I read your question correctly you are wanting +$300k on a property that appraises for $400k.... this sounds reasonable on the surface; but we must scratch a little off the top to get to the bottom line:
You are on quite a large "lot": From your profile its approx. 4 acres at the foot of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the country.... so; why have you not sold?
There is a market for your property but you must get the proper representation to get the maximum exposure. I do not service your area but do know that there is a growing population of "active adult" communities just southeast of you.
From your description of the property; you should be able to "tap" into the foot traffic to that general area. I'm not going to say it's easy - but an experienced realtor in your area should have an avenue into that resource pool.
Keep in mind that the very resource pool I am describing is also your competition. You must be aware of what they are offering and what price range their homes are selling for. A complete CMA by a Realtor will give you valuable information and determine if your appraisal is spot on; or if you might need to rethink your bottom line.
If you can afford to wait for just the right buyer - go for it; but there are no guarantees that your type of offering will appreciate any more in this environment - so it's a risk that you might lose more equity by waiting.
Lastly, but most importantly - if you are leaving the state - it is imperative that you get properly represented.
From your profile; I see that you are retired LTC; please forgive me if I sound too elementary - I am former military myself; and would never second guess an LTC - not in this lifetime!
Having said all the above; being that you retired to the area, you may not have the traditional "base" of support; i.e. family or long time friends in the immediate vicinity that can refer you to an experienced agent/broker. If you are in need of a referral; I can respectfully try to find one for you (no referral fee requested!).
Mainly because I have been in your predicament and know that it can be frustrating!
Please hang in there! My best to you and your wife - and let me know if there is anything I can do to assist.
Depending on the location in Ellijay, you should have investors lining up at your door (depending on condition too) if you're willing to let $125K in equity go.
If you're home is priced close to what you will take, then it should go very quickly on the regular market (dependent on your competition too).
I tried your link and could not get to the site. :(
Are you listed with an agent? If not, and you are trying to sell this on your own, are you offering a buyer agency commission? As an aside, I am not licensed in GA and am not attempting to represent a buyer. The answer to the question would be helpful, though.
I remain curious, particularly as it applies to equestriian interests.