Some of my best deals with huge equity have been through probate deals where there were no mortgages on the property.

Here's the secret to getting probate deals from probate attorneys.

You have to be in the club.

You'll hit a brick wall when you try to go in the front door so just like with any clubs, you need a referral.
 What you do is get another attorney that you have done business with or knows you to write you a referral that you can mail to other attorneys.

All you need is one.

This puts you in the club, because now one of the members is vouching for you.

I use this technique myself and had to stop because I couldn't handle them all.