We had a house in Ohio we were trying to sell for four or five years. Every realtor in town had someone they wanted us to rent it to, but brought us very few concrete purchase offers (of course, the best one was the first one that came immediately after we listed the house and we stupidly turned it down. Lesson learned there). The last thing in the world I wanted to be was a landlord, and certainly not a long distance landlord. Two years ago we finally sold that place. We probably could have made a decent income had we decided to rent it, but quite honestly, I was at a different phase of my life, and all I wanted to do was to cut ties and move on. I certainly wasn’t looking for any more responsibilities in my life either. I’m now looking at the advantages of possibly doing this, but it won’t be for a few years, and if we do it, it would be in an area near us so we could still keep an eye on things. I don’t want to give the responsiblity to someone else when we can do for ourselves.