You are free to rent yourself, it is a different contract, you can even choose a different realtor to rent, however you need to bear a few thhings in mind. If you use Craigslist to find a tenant beware of scams where someone else uses your photos and offers your place for rent for a very low sum but demands deposits before meeting tenants. It happens. Also if you do rent it, and want to carry on listing make sure you agree with tenant that they will keep it clean and tidy ready for showings and how much notice they will be given for showings. Prospective purchasers need to know that the home is rentred, but it may open up a new buyer for you someone looking for an investment.