In this arrangement you get some downpayment money up front and then collect monthly payments which consist mostly of interest. In my opinion, you have a better chance of getting a solid home owner than you do a solid renter. And the downside of losing the down payment invested, usually insures that the new owners take good care of the property.
In an owner-financed sale, the buyers also become responsible for paying the property taxes, insurance, maintenance and repairs, expenses which you would have to bear if you rent the property.
All the best,
Selling a home comes down to 2 things: Price and exposure. If you had it listed and it was on the listing service, you had the exposure. Everything else, including location, can easily be reflected in the price.
Mapping out some possible scenraios with a CPA will give you some more questions. I would also talke with a Realtor that has experience with investment property. Not ALL CPAs, just like REALTORS, have the right experience.
We became accidental investors in this manner and it was a great experience (looking back...at the time, it was a pain and very stressful).