No, you have to the right to choose your own attorney, and your broker should not pressure you in any way to use any specific attorney. They can give you some attorney names but should not steer you to one instead of another.
Yes, we represent sellers all the time who sell their properties “By Owner.”
There’s no legal requirement in Illinois that you have to use a real estate broker to buy or sell real estate.
There’s no legal requirement that you have an attorney represent you, but Illinois is one of the states where the parties typically have attorneys.