The "low equity" situation is the most common problem we run across. In most cases, the homeowner has tried to sell their home "for sale by owner" without any luck. The next step is to list it through an agent. In order to cover the agent's commissions and additional closing costs, they have to increase the price.
Since the price was increased, the likelihood of selling is reduced. Even if it does sell, what little equity you have is eaten away by the commission and closing costs.
Some real estate agents may even refuse to list your house because there isn't enough equity to pay their commissions!
You don't have to give away your equity to a real estate agent, no matter how small it is.
We purchase many properties with little equity and in many cases are able to return much of that hard earned equity to the homeowner who deserves it the most.
Another thing you won't have to worry about is paying a mortgage payment on a house you don't want.