It really depends on a couple of variables the primary ones being the agreed selling price and the length of the lease. Assuming you have a credit worthy buyer, your next step is to assign a price to the property. Of course that will be highly dependent on a current market analysis. Let's say the market starts heading upward while the lease period is underway. It's likely you'll have a successful sale when the time comes as long as your buyer remains in good standing with credit bureaus and has sufficient funds for the necessary down to obtain a loan. If not, you get to sell the property at a higher price. On the other hand, if the market moves downward it's likely your buyer will be able to find a lender for the agreed price unless the buyer comes up with the extra money to cover the gap. That means you'll be placing your property on the market when you're likely to get a lower price. Either way it's hard to predict the future.
Alternatively, if you own the house 'free and clear' you may want to consider owner financing where you become the lender. This way you get to sell the house at current value and collect mortgage payments (likely higher than a rental payment) . You can make the arrangement so there is a 'balloon payment' at the end of an agreed period (i.e., 5 or 10 years) when the buyer must refinance or pay off the balance. So your risk is for a limited time. Of course, there is the possibility the buyer defaults on the loan and you'll be looking at foreclosure proceedings. You also need to consider tax implications if the property is a rental. Owner financing may invalidate a 1031 Exchange option and more.
I guess there's no simple answer to your question. Depending on your goals and risk tolerance one direction or the other will require more research than can be covered here. Your CPA might be able to provide some insights for your personal circumstances.
The lease to own option heavily favors the buyer. I have not found many sellers who know what they are never mind that are willing to entertain the idea. It's true that in this buyer's market they are more willing to be creative, but the risk that the seller takes often makes them unwilling to pull the trigger.
As an alternative, I would suggest finding a home you are comfortable with and asking the seller to consder financing it for you. Seller's are somewhat more willing to do this, although to be honest they are also not too keen on the idea.
Just a thought.