Crigsby83, Yes I've been successful negotiating for my clients with Standard Pacific, as well as most other new home builders in the greater Austin area. The other agents are correct that they are not giving as much away and digging as deep as far as discounts go, but with my experience and volume that myself and my company, Keller Williams Realty does, they seem to work well with me and my clients. I think that part is just a matter of leverage and volume.
I also started out working for a new homebuilder early on in my career and learned the ins and outs of how it works behind the scenes. Depending on what you're looking for and how much you are expecting, I will be happy to talk with you and see if I can assist you, assuming you are not yet working with a Realtor.
Please feel free to click on my photo and review my Credentials and Client Testimonials, and let me know if I may be of assistance. I also happen to own a new home-building company and that gives me an edge when it comes to knowledge of cost of materials, the process in general, and how the New Home Market from an insider's point of view.
I represent buyers like you at no cost to you, by the way, as my fee is paid by the seller. Please let me know if I may be of assistance!
Joe Jarusinsky Realtor/Master Instructor Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Ranked #1 by Buyers and Sellers (JD Power & Assoc. 2012)