Do I need a broker or agent when buying a brand new home from a builder?I'm pretty savvy, and know that i can find the comps and sales prices of nearby homes on the county's tax assesor website. i also understand that the 3% commission is a seller cost for the builder, but I'm the one buying the house, so that's actually me paying the commission.....i feel like if i don't have a realtor, i can negotiate that 3% off my price and save about 50 bucks on my mortgage.... what do you think? should i go in and try to get the deal i want, and if i can't get that deal, go hire a realtor to negotiate for me???? thanks!on a side note, a friend of mine who just moved into the neighborhood i'm looking at hired a realtor and he basically disappeared after contracting and just showed up at closing. i would want someone who's there for the whole process. September 05 2012 - Colorado Springs11YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.