I think so. It's more a case of enormously time consuming than a large cost, and we could probably do bits as they need doing.
We've finally had a reply about house number 1 saying no negotiation, so we've officially pulled out. Still not heard back on number 2.
Incredibly (and yes this is a different EA!) we put an offer in on lovely house (we could only afford it if they would accept an offer) and we got a reply on the same day!! Ok, so it was a no (expected), but still, nice to know EAs can do what you expect.
We're going to go and have a look at the other one again on Friday. The more I think about it the more excited I am about it. Yes it's more work, but we can really make it ours.
Fingers crossed we still like it on the second viewing.