For each individual it is not a question of acceptable rather one of if it is wise. Carol you are more familiar about your knowledge of contracts, inspections ect.. You may be the type of person (they exist) that can handle that or wants to learn..whatever.. the point is if you feel weak in that area then you want someone on your team helping you. A Professional that you have researched, interviewed, and spent time checking the accuracy of their advice. Be informed about the market area you are interested, decide if you want help with the process and remember if the seller is smart they did the same thing when they researched and hired a Professional to work for THEIR INTERESTS.
Good hunting, Dunes