What about new construction listed with an agency?We're first time homebuyers and have done a lot of research (at least we think we have). We've read over and over again that purchasing from the builder's (agent / representative) is generally a "bad" idea and that you should have your own agent. What we haven't found any information about is what to do when the builder lists with an agency. We haven't decided if we are going with new construction or a resale property yet. We also have not decided on a realtor. Some of the realtors we are considering have new construction listed on their sites; new construction that we may be interested in. So...if we choose a realtor that we want to work with (and can tolerate me), what do we do if they happen to list a new property that we are interested in? Does dual agency, as it applies to resale properties, apply to new construction? Would it be a good idea to write into the buyer contract that the realtor needs to release me in the event a dual agency situation arises and, once again, does that apply equally to new construction and resale properties? Thanks in advance for any advice you may be able to offer. SteveApril 08 2013 - Dover0YesReport 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.