Call a local realtor with experience selling homes near you. If you are serious about selling It may be best to get at least 2 opinions. Ask to see the comparable homes that have sold near you with interior photos.
There are so many factors in obtaining loans today. It is best to talk with at least 3 lenders (2 mortgage brokers and a bank)
Get a professional estimate. If the cost is too high, shine the floors, add rugs etc.... offer the buyer a credit towards the flooring..maybe 1/2 of what your estimate is. This works well in our market which is currently a "seller's market.
A zestimate takes into account tax data (which is often incorrect), recent sales and basic features like garage, pool or lake. It has no way of knowing if the square footage is correct, how old the roof and AC are and the condition or upgrades. The best way to get an accurate estimate of value is to contact a local real estate expert with experience in your area.
It is illegal to give cash back to the buyer. It is perfectly legal to offer them closing cost credits. It is also ok to sell the buyer personal property outside of the closing.
I think you should put the home on the MLS for at least one week. Hopefully you will get multiple offers. This will motivated the buyers and you will have the upper hand if , after inspections, the buyer asks for repairs credits.
Buyers and Seller's can work together without agents. Just be careful that it does not become too "personal" Hiring agents for representation helps to keep the transaction on the business track. Both parties usually benefit from buying/selling real estate as an 'arms length' transaction.
True access to the MLS can only be done by a licensed realtor who belongs to an area board of realtors. Realtor.com is a site that exports active listings from the MLS. It is a good place to go to search for homes by yourself.
If you are considering selling, you can call an experienced agent in your area and get a free market analysis. A qualified agent should be able to find an accurate opinion of value.
Buyer agreements are not required in the state of Florida. I know of many agents who try to use them and I have seen many of them lose perfectly good buyers because of it. I have found hard work, honesty and communication works just as well for me. Every now and then, I may lose a buyer to another agent, but for the most part, I find that the golden rule applies. Treat People the Way You Want to Be Treated....