Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Is it standard that an agent get commission on a custom built home?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I will say I've never heard ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ I will say I've never heard of such a practice, but I don't deal in raw land. &nbsp;Seemingly though you would have needed to have a contract for there to be a commission owing.<br/><br/>But I should follow this thread. &nbsp;If a different answer pops up then I'll have to start monitoring my buyers' properties and start asking for 3% every time they call in a contractor, electrician, plumber, painter, cleaning service, etc. &nbsp;:-D Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ 2013-12-05T18:31:00Z What did she help you write ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ What did she help you write a contract on? The land -or- the land with the house?&nbsp; Tue, 03 Dec 2013 01:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ 2013-12-03T01:10:00Z She DID get a commission ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ She DID get a commission on the land.<br/> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 01:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ 2013-12-03T01:03:00Z "She didn't actually sell ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ <strong><em>"She didn't actually sell us a house, all she did was introduce us to the builder."<br/></em></strong><br/>In other scenarios, "all" she would have done is "introduce you to the owner". Whether house or raw land, if she was representing you and acted as the procuring cause, she should be paid her commission.<br/><br/>But...<br/><br/>In my limited experience, "buying the land" and "building the house" are two separate transactions. I can understand paying commission on the land purchase. I'm not too sure I see where the REA is owed a commission on the price of the finished house. When we went this route, we only paid commission on the first transaction, and then paid an architect to design the house and oversee the bid/build process to make sure things were "done right". I seriously doubt most REAs are capable of these services. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ 2013-12-03T00:57:00Z You worked with her for months ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ You worked with her for months (I'm assuming that means looking at a number of homes) and brought her to the first meeting with a builder she recommended - this is "one meeting"?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yes, it is normal.&nbsp;&nbsp; But, as long as she is being paid for this transaction, make sure that she is involved in helping you with the contracts, inspections, further negotiations etc.&nbsp;&nbsp; If she wishes to drop the ball before you've closed on the house, talk to her managing broker.<br/><br/> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-standard-that-an-agent-get-commission-on-a-custom-built-home/520621/ 2013-12-03T00:17:00Z