Hello Hollie and thanks for your post.
If there is not any court approval required for a probate sale (for example, when the home sold is part of a trust), then the sale can proceed in the normal manner and you can expect a closing date of between 30 and 40 days after the acceptance of an offer. I handled a probate sale recently for my buyer clients, and there was absolutely no timing difference between this sale and a "regular" sale where the sellers are alive. The only notable difference was in the acceptance of the offer because all of the parties in the trust had to sign the purchase contract, but, other than that, it was a breeze.
Your real estate agent should be able to assist you in discussing and familiarizing you with the requirements for the probate sale, and should be able to let you know if there will be any problems due to the probate. If you have any other questions, or need an experienced Realtor to help you, feel free to contact me.
Grace Morioka, SRES
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA