The desire to avoid probate is probably the most common reason people consider a trust. There are a variety of good reasons to avoid probate. It takes time (sometimes a lot of time, like a year), incurs a tax on the value of the property, and finally is likely the last thing your executor wants to deal with given the situation (your death), and so people often hire a lawyer for the process (more expense).
If you own real estate out of state, then a trust can be very useful. Real estate generally has to be probated in the state where it is located. So, if you live in MD or VA, and own beach property say in DE or NC, that means separate probates in your home state and the state where your beach property is located. A trust can bypass this probate process.
While there's a lot to know about trusts, their advantages and drawbacks, it also isn't so complex that most people would benefit from exploring the topic further. If you have questions about trusts, give me a call or send me an email. I'm happy to talk with you.