Lastly, if you are a buyer a buyers agent is normally at no charge to you and can really help make the process go so much smoother, and cheaper if your attorney is charging by the hour...
2) you need to ask in the Michigan market
3) buying without a real estate broker will not save you any commission
4) selling without a real estate broker could leave money on the table
5) an attorney is important, but will not replace a real estate broker.