Probate is tough. As I helped to launch my Real Estate Investment & Management Firm almost 10 years ago, I was on the lookout by monitoring the updates from the Public Guardian of my local County and other venues. But, the challenge of dealing with the Courts outweighed any potential gain.
I tried my hand at the probates niche awhile back. It can be a very tricky and delicate situation for all parties involved. Believe it or not, I had more success in obtaining leads by networking and talking with probate attorneys versus other methods of marketing in this niche. Best of luck!