You are not obliged unless you have a contract to the contrary. Even if you do have a contract read closely you might have an escape clause... and of course no contract should really last for 4 years.
Also, it is in your interest to go to a local expert instead of replying upon someone who you knew before sometime in an entirely different market.
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Unless you entered into some type of written agreement with him or in the sales contract then you may be obligated to use his services again. If you didn't enter into any such agreement, he can't guilt you into using him. If you were happy with his services, then you should consider using him but with that being said and since you mention being in a different market - does he have access to the multiple listing service where you are. If not, that's a problem. I don't think an agent who cannot access or is not a member of the local multiple listing service where the house is located should list the house. But if that's not the case then obviously that's not the problem!
Would it be the right thing to do in some people's eyes? Yeah, maybe but I don't think you should be "guilted" into listing with that agent either. He made a choice to take a loss with the sale to close the deal and unless you agreed in writing to relist with him, if and when you decided to sell, sometimes we just have to accept the consequences of our actions.