I have been asked this question a lot in my career. You can insert relative for friend also. Is this a good idea? Probably not. In this be available 24/7 atmosphere it is tough to do real estate part time. The biggest problem is setting the price of the home. This is a really fluid market with prices being the #1 reason why a home doesn't sell. You need to be an expert in valuing homes especially if you want the appraisal to come into value.
I suppose if you are doing an entry only listing it doesn't matter. You aren't doing anything for the seller. If phone calls aren't returned in a timely fashion the buyers move on to the next home. There has to be a sense of urgency in selling homes. While inventory is decreasing it is still at historic levels.
The answer is no to using a part time real estate agent. You should choose a full time experience Realtor when selling.
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