With this market, typically a home will rent faster than it sells. However, deciding to rent vs sell should be based upon a long term financial decision. Long term rentals can be great. Over long periods of time the housing prices generally goes up. Short term rentals can be tough. For several reasons....1) renters typically decrease your market value by several percent, sometimes 5-10%. 2) the market is depreciating right now, so home prices could be lower if you decide to sell in 1-2 years.
I would need a bit more info about your property to determine rental value. You should base your rental value upon other homes that have recently rented. Feel free to contact me about your property and I'd be happy to give you values.
Sorry, I don't know of any good property managers. A real estate agent can help you find a tenant, but if you are in NC, you probably want a full scale property manager. Be aware, the cost of a property manager can eat into your monthly profit.