As you can see a whole bunch of answers here.. I'd like to know what happens when you go for it.. be honest with us and let us know how that negotiation goes!
A lot of Realtors will say.. yes! Everything is negotiable! Yes, call me and I'll try my best to get you that included, when in fact they already know.. it probably ain't gonna happen for you unless it is offered as an incentive.
What I will say is definately go to the builder with a Realtor to have someone on your side, find someone that is smart and knows how to go about negotiating with builders.. not just anyone that says.. Yes! Everything is negotiable!
I am with Maggie and I am from the "everything is negotiable" school of thought.. But from expereince with builders in todays market.. nah, not seeing too much of that at all..