I'm not completely understanding your question. Do you own a duplex and want to rent out the one side of your home? If so, then it is not necessary to use an agent to rent out your property. Using an agent who specializes in property management and rentals will have the means to qualify any prospective tenants. When we screen tenants for our clients and our properties, we verify credit, income/employment, rental/eviction history, and criminal background.
I hope this answers your question.
Dawn M Jett
Designated Broker/Property Manager
Vista View Realty Group