The best place to start would be to hire a real estate agent and list the home to sell. It sounds as though the home may need work, so you will need to be sure to list the home at a price that reflects its condition as well as your desire to sell quickly.
Being that an inheritance and a life estate is involved here, you should be sure to speak with a real estate attorney to make sure everything is in order regards to the title of the home - if you cannot deliver clear title to the home to the new buyers, then you will not be able to sell the home.... more
Start with calling a good real estate attorney in your area. if there is a way to help you out of the contract they will find it, but there are penalties for defaulting so make sure you consult with an attorney.... more