The distribution of real estate can be a good deal or a bad deal.
One way to avoid real estate going through probate is to put someone else's name on the ownership of the asset. However, that almost always comes out badly, according to the Daily Republic in "All Things Real Estate: Living trust best way to pass house to children."
Among the problems, are adding someone's name to your real estate deed making it available to that person's creditors. That does not always become a problem. However, when it does, it is normally a big problem.
A much better way to avoid having real estate go through probate, is to create a revocable living trust. The real estate can be transferred to the trust and will not have to go through probate, after the owner passes away.
An estate planning attorney can advise you in creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances and sets up the most favorable way to distribute your assets.
Reference: Daily Republic (March 3, 2018) "All Things Real Estate: Living trust best way to pass house to children."