Negotiating Price on Building Materials
I’m building a new house about an hour away from Calgary, Alberta.
I’m wondering what I can expect for a discount when it comes to negotiating with building suppliers. We have several in the area. So far, the best I’ve come up with is 10% off the retail on most items.
Of course, I would like the best deal possible, especially given this building recession.
I’m looking at DirectBuy for finish products, but they’re not much good for rough building materials.
Does anybody know what kind of percentage discount that builders are usually able to negotiate wth their lumberyard, or what the markup/profit margins of building suppliers look like?
Thanks very much!