The sooner you send your introduction letter the better. The timeline varies on when probate cases settle from state to state.
In CA the probate timeline is usually 8-12 months but depending on the complexity of the probate, it could be longer..
Send your letter every 30-45 days until you get a response.
Have your letter worded with sympathy and understanding.
It's a trying time for all those involved during the process.
Thanks for advice Mark! I setup a system where I now mail all of my leads every thirty days. I'm on my second month and I've almost closed one deal and I've received 3 other calls from sellers.