Negotiating Margin on Cost Plus
We have a preliminary commitment with a builder. We are still in the planning phase, but are getting frustrated because our budget keeps going up. I realize builders need to make a buck, but at some point, I feel like I need to start negotiating on his margin. We're budgeting under a cost+20% context. Going to 17% would fit my bottom line. What are peoples' thoughts on this point? Can or should we negotiate here?