Good morning Ashastew,
From your great answers below, I think you can see why it is unlikely a seller will rent. I just wanted to add are you prepared to rent a home for sale, alllow people in at various times of the day to view it, and possibly, if the home IS sold, are you prepared to move in 60 days?
Most renters, even if they love the home, are not willing to put up with it being on the market, or worse, moving with a short notice.
Best wishes, Jim, 703 615 4675