Do I need representation when buying a New Home from a New Home Builder?Yes! The onsite agent is working for the home builder and looking out for their interest. An experienced Realtor with New Home Contruction experience can make recommendations when buying options for the home that best fit your needs and to add resell value without adding the options that will make more money for the builder. There are high profit options that the builder makes more profit on. Get more included initially when negotiating by having a Realtor who is an expert in dealing with New Homes and Builders. Realtors can recommend the best suited homesite for you for your best needs and for resell in the future. Not recommend a lot based on which one the builder needs to move. Many buyers are told by onsite agents that they do not need a Realtor and that they handle everything with the building process anyway. I personally have acquired one of the best homesites for a client when they were told the lots were not available for sale yet. A Realtor experienced w/ new home construction will know the right questions to ask when negotiating the price of the home. The builder pays a Realtor fee out of the marketing proceeds already allowed for and this doesn't affect your price when negotiating. . A Realtor can also show you other properties which is very valuable to make sure you're making the right decision in building or buying a new home. You may be able to purchase a home on your own without representation but did you really know to ask all the right questions.Sharon Bishop , Broker/Owner[edited by Zillow moderator to remove contact information]June 04 2011 - Simpsonville1YesReport 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.