When flipping a home, can you get the repair cost before you make an offer? How can you get a proper ARV without knowing the actual repair cost. Can you do this on a home without having made the offer? Can you just go with a contractor and start making estimates on a property?
Short answer is "Yes" :)
Some listing agents will permit a visit with a GC. Some others will insist on an offer before showing the house. ItIn that case you have to use contingency clauses or "opt-out" clauses should you wish to back out after inspection. It varies property by property. Work with a good realtor who can craft offers in a way that they're favorable to you. All the best!