Found a new home myself. Ready to purchase, Is it too late to use an agent to negotiate the price?I decided to go though the process of buying a new home without the use of an agent. But then I realized that even though I might be saving the builder as much as $12k in agent commissions, I don't even receive as much as a $5 gift voucher. I learned that the commission comes out of the marketing budget, and does not affect the new home price that I pay.So, I might as well use an agent. I am not seeing too much downside. On the upside an agent might be able to negotiate a better price for meMy question is - am I allowed, a this late stage, to still use an agent?. I have not yet entered into a contact or communicated either verbally or in writing the intent to purchase. If I have proceeded this far, are there any rules or laws preventing me from now using an agent to help negotiate the price?August 11 2014 - US00YesReport 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.