It is definitely interesting and worth checking up. There are many different models out there and if you have a luxury of time - it definitely make sense which meets better your expectations. Just make a list of pros and cons in context of what is important for you. Cash back? Amount of time agent can spend with you, how many properties they will show you, what type of support you get in negotiating the deal, what you have to know yourself versus what you would prefer to have someone to rely on, etc. After all, home buying is a huge decision with a lot of consequences. Asking question as you doing it right now is a good way to get started. Good luck.