When settling an estate do you have to wait for everything to sell before getting money or do you get funds as they come in?

you must wait until the house sells, and all bank accounts are accounted for, life insurance, and other earnings the deceased may have had. money is not dispersed as it comes in because nobody knows the amount of the estate yet, estate taxes have to be paid first. and if the deceased had unpaid bills, loans, ect. then all that has to be satisfied. once all those things are done, and there are no surprises. then you will receive a letter from the probate court telling you how much all the heirs will be receiving. if there is money left after bills, funeral costs, or unpaid bills. all this can take anywhere from 2weeks to literally years. so hope it all goes fast for you...it should go smoothly as long as there are no objections from other heirs.