Zillow Advice: Buying Process - When having a home custom built for me do I need to hire a realtor as I would when purchasing used? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-having-a-home-custom-built-for-me-do-I-need-to-hire-a-realtor-as-I-would-when-purchasing-used/516842/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Thank you Cam. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-having-a-home-custom-built-for-me-do-I-need-to-hire-a-realtor-as-I-would-when-purchasing-used/516842/ Thank you Cam. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-having-a-home-custom-built-for-me-do-I-need-to-hire-a-realtor-as-I-would-when-purchasing-used/516842/ 2013-10-27T14:58:00Z It depends.&nbsp; If you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-having-a-home-custom-built-for-me-do-I-need-to-hire-a-realtor-as-I-would-when-purchasing-used/516842/ It depends.&nbsp; If you bought your own land (which you may have used a realtor for that purchase) and hired the contractor to do the custom build out, it isn't necessary to have a realtor involved. <br/><br/>If you bought the home through a developer, one who may have their own sales office, you often CANNOT use your own realtor for representation unless your realtor pre-registered you with their office.&nbsp; Their sales office will handle the purchase contract rather than your own realtor.<br/><br/>I highly recommend that prior to close, you have a physical inspection performed by a licensed inspector (Pillar to Post for example), so you have a punch list from your own representative and not from your builder after your walk through with the builder.&nbsp; Your licensed inspector will crawl into spaces that you would not crawl into, and give you a must more comprehensive report.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Good luck and lucky you for having a custom home built!! Sun, 27 Oct 2013 05:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-having-a-home-custom-built-for-me-do-I-need-to-hire-a-realtor-as-I-would-when-purchasing-used/516842/ 2013-10-27T05:51:00Z