Ideally we'd like to hold onto our property long term because it's in a good location and I have family in the area - that said, we really don't have a choice to sell our place right now. I'm not completely closing the door on it, however; luckily being in DC I'm still hoping the new administration moving in will help the market a bit in the Spring.
Either way - it's definitely a hassle!
I wouldn't rely too much on new administration helping. If you can not sell it, and have family in the area, why not have someone within your family help you rent it out?