So, why are you buying a fixer? Let me put it another way - you're apparently not a contractor, not a tradesperson, so you're going to buy a fixer and hire the work done, and you think this is a good idea . . . why?
To my mind, rehabbing homes is not for the unskilled or the faint of heart. There are a lot of decisions to be made throughout the process, all the while mortgage payments have to be made.
All the best,
Reading your question and your comment below, while I understand that your agent said this is an "as is" sale, that doesn't have any bearing on your bringing your contractor so you know what the house will cost for rehab. If the cost for rehab exceeds a certain amount, you may opt not to put an offer in. Offers should be based upon the most recent sold comps however with that being said, its still in your right to know an approximate rehab cost. As with a home inspection, is for your knowledge only as is bringing your contractor. You are not asking the seller to make any repairs but you have a right to know, what is wrong with the home, estimated rehab costs, etc.
Is this common decency and courtesy? Absolutely.
I would suggest visiting the Listing Agent's Broker.
Most Brokers are people people, or they wouldn't be where they are.
I would also be prepared to walk away.
Not knowing what you will need, seems like a Deal-Breaker to me.
Good luck and may God bless
My agent told me getting prices was not necessary that it was an as is sale cash so I do not have any contract prices but my home inspector would tell me if there any structual problems that would kill the deal.
I feel so in the blind here and my family members are telling me to bail out cuz my realtor is no good.
AND no I would NEVER break in HA HA I have WAY to much to lose
Yes - do your contract estimate concurrent with inspection.
No - you already have access. Your agent is able to get you in. Be advised, if you break-it you buy it.
Note: if you are not a licensed and insured contracter, it is unlikely a homeowner would want you on the roof, in the attic and opening the electrical box. They can be held liable for your mis-steps.
Your NJ real estate professional will be able to advise on the common practices in your state.