To answer your questsion: do you want to cash out, or do you want a monthly cash flow? It's as easy as that.
Either way, it is a good time for rentals, so I don't believe you can get hurt either way. I have alot of experience with selling and renting apartment buildings. I would be glad to show you the figures in each scenerio so you can make an informed decision. Feel free to call me on my cell at 215-779-2674.