Have your owned income property before?
If not, I do have some advice for you.
1. Talk with your CPA regarding the tax consequences. Depending upon your personal financial situation and also the potential gain on sale, you should know the difference between selling now and selling it AFTER it becomes an investment property and you no longer have the personal tax deduction.
2. I don't know what condition your home is in, but renters never take as good of care as you did. So know that when you do finally sell it, you will probably have to do a lot of work to put it in showing condition. While it is a rental, more maintenance will need to be performed by professionals because you will not be around to do it.
3. Probably the most important aspect is "who is going to manage the property"? I have worked with great property managers, and lousey ones. And the appear the same on the outside. A bad property manager can cost you a lot of money, stress, and headaches. A great one can make your life much easier.
I encourage you to do diligence now. Then make your best call.