Most folks complain about companies cutting corners but have no problem when it’s a corner being cut to save them money. Although there are many corners that can be cut during the process of purchasing real estate, the buyer does so at their own peril. Sure, an uncle, aunt or third cousin might be able to save you money, but is what they are doing right, and can you hold them accountable? Let’s face it, it is easier to tell a stranger what you want than a family member. Too often, when a buyer cuts a corner in a real estate purchase to save money, it winds up costing them more down the road. Nothing beats hiring a professional and quality does cost more.