When real estate is left to loved ones, it often is not just designated for a single named beneficiary. Many families leave a home or other property to all children to be divided equally. During probate, the estate’s executor commonly will sell this property and distribute the profits among the beneficiaries. Selling property through probate in California is a bit different than selling a home you own outright, which you must take into consideration when listing and negotiating a sale. The process of selling California property through probate is a bit more complicated than selling property under any other circumstances.