Just like any project, the prep work is going to help guarantee a good result. Put your homework in up front, dedicate the time needed to prepare, market and show the property. Engage an attorney so they can be on hand to help with any contract questions or issues.
BE SAFE!! Don't show the property on your own, always have another person with you.
If it doesn't work out, then you can always hire an agent later if you need to.