There is no reason in the world why as a buyer, no matter what you buy, not to work with a buyers agent. Do you not want to be fully represented and have a Realtor only working in YOUR interest.
The listing broker does have a listing agreement with the sellers and can only do so much for you.
Find a good local agent and have them guide you through the process, hopefully one who has
worked FHA and HUD deals before....
If a property is sold as is, you should have the right to have an inspection done, before committing to
buying the property, you have to pay for it, but as you know, the results of the inspection may not want
you to buy it anymore.... YOU MUST HAVE THE INSPECTION.....
YourRealtor4Life! Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients, Buyers, Sellers and investors alike. Covering for @Properties the city of Chicago, all N and NW suburbs of N. Illinois, and the fine homes of the North Shore and with my partner agents I cover all states of the US and properties worldwide.
Good Luck to you.....and have a wonderful Day