It is not to late to get a buyer's agent involved in a transaction. You would be wise to get a buyer's agent. The builder's on site agent represents the builder and not you the buyer. Their interest are strictly tied to protecting the builder and getting the builder as much money as possible for the house.
I have written a blog post on to why you should have a buyer's agent help you through the process. Besides the fact they can help explain the process to you. There is added benefit in negotiation and ensuring you are getting the best possible treatment when dealing with the builder. I have saved clients countless amounts of money and time and helped them make sure they have made the right decision in terms of options and features in a house.
The builder pays the commission to the buyer's agent and it does not cost you anything. A lot of people are under the impression if they do not use a buyer's agent they can save some additional money. However; that is rarely the case. The builder is making sure they are going to get a price for the house whether they pay the commission or not because it would affect the other values in the neighborhood if they deducted it that much.
You have the benefit of a buyer's agent pointing out to you the issues and what may be with the house and not included with the house that you may want and I know from personal experience that I will ask questions with the buyer present to the builder's agent to make sure we are all on the same page on what is in the house and the difference with the upgrades....
I believe a buyer's agent role is to provide you with a level of service that ensures you are getting the best deal possible and that you getting what you want in the house and know that the house I being built as you want it. I am there throughout the process and go to the house periodically to check on it with you and go to all buyer inspections and walk through to make sure there are no issues with the house going up.
If I can help you out please reach out to me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell at 704-519-7895.
Coldwell Banker United