Mineral Rights Value

If you own mineral rights, chances are you want to know more about mineral rights value.  How much are mineral rights worth?  Where can I find this information?  At US Mineral Exchange our goal is to help mineral owners learn everything they can about their mineral rights.  This free guide to mineral rights value will help you better understand the value of your property.   If you have specific questions, fill out a free consultation form.

How Mineral Rights Value is determined

Many mineral owners are searching for the Zillow of mineral rights.   They are hoping to find an exact answer that will help them value their property.   The problem is that there is no website that can tell you exactly how much your property is worth.  Here are the key reasons why you won’t find an exact value for your property online:

Public Records:  When you sell a home, that information becomes public record.  Companies like Zillow can pick up this information and put it all together to help estimate the value of your home.   Mineral rights are completely different story because sales information is not public record.  This means that access to information about what things are selling for is very limited.

Timing:  Unlike most markets where value generally moves slowly in one direction or the other, mineral rights change in value very quickly.  The reason this happens is that production nearby and the price of oil have a large affect on the value.    We have seen many instances where mineral rights were being sold for $5,000/acre one month and then a few bad wells in the area and crashing oil prices cause prices to plummet just a few months later.

With limited information about what the value is and a constantly changing market prices, how can mineral rights value be determined?   The market value of mineral rights is determined by what a buyer is willing to pay today for your property.

The market value of mineral rights is determined by what a buyer is willing to pay today for your property.

Since there is very little information available and prices change rapidly, the only way to find out for sure what your property is worth is to list mineral rights for sale.   This allows mineral buyers to make offers on your property that will let you determine the mineral rights value.   However, it’s important to get maximum value when you sell mineral rights.

How to Maximize Mineral Rights Value

Do you want to get maximum value when you sell mineral rights?  Of course you do! That’s why it’s important to get your property in front of a large audience of mineral rights buyers.   This allows buyers to compete against one another to pay the highest price.   With the lack of information and quickly changing prices, this is the only way to ensure that you get the highest market value possible.

At US Mineral Exchange, we have created a huge network of mineral rights buyers for exactly this reason.  It allows you to quickly and easily locate the buyer who is willing to pay the most for your property!  Listing at US Mineral Exchange is like putting your home on the MLS.  After creating a listing with us, buyers from all over the country will know your property is for sale.

When you begin receiving offers, we’ll work with you to evaluate each one and determine which offers best meets your needs.    When you sell mineral rights at US Mineral Exchange, you can feel confident that you are getting the maximum value possible.

Mineral Rights Value – Common Mistakes

Through our experience helping mineral owners, we have found there are a few common mistakes mineral owners make when it comes to value.    Here are just a couple of the most common:

Shotgun Approach –  Many mineral owners take the shotgun approach.  They contact a couple buyers and quickly sell far below market value.

Timing – Since timing plays such a key role in the value, it’s important to understand that the value of your property in the past is not the same today.  Since mineral rights value changes so frequently you can’t rely on past information.   The only way to know for sure what your property is worth is to get it in front of a large group of buyers and find out what it’s worth today.

Accepting the 1st Offer – If there is one mistake that can cost you the most money, this is it.  Many mineral owners make the mistake of accepting the first offer.  Why is that such a big mistake?   You only have a single piece of information.  With only one offer in hand,  how do know that’s the highest offer that you could receive?  If you want to ensure maximum value for selling mineral rights it’s extremely important to get competing offers.

Questions about Mineral Rights Value?

Do you have specific questions about mineral rights value?    Each mineral owner has a unique property and we’re here to help.  If you want to know more about the value of your property, fill out the form below.

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    Common Questions

    The more information you can provide about your property the better!  We can give you a better idea about the value of selling mineral rights if you provide more information.  The most important thing we need is for you to answer the questions and provide your state and county.

    If you have the required documents to list, providing those is extremely helpful!

    Absolutely not!  When you inquire at US Mineral Exchange we will not be putting any pressure on you to sell.  We will help answer any questions you have whether you are interested in selling or not.

    We typically respond to inquiries in less than 12 hours and usually within hours of submitting the contact form. At US Mineral Exchange our goal is to be available to mineral owners as a resource so we pride ourselves on quickly replying and communicating with mineral owners.

    At US Mineral Exchange, we take privacy very seriously. We will NEVER sell your information or use it without your consent. When you send us documentation or tell us about your property, that information does not go outside our company without your consent. Even when you list a property for sale on our website, we strictly control who has access to the information about your listing so that only legitimate buyers will be able to see property details.

    Many mineral owners make the mistake of getting an offer and quickly selling.   They then accept an offer far below market value because they felt pressure to sell.   There is nearly always a better price available.

    Imagine you were selling a home.  Would you get the best price from a random person who walks up and makes you an offer?  No way!  Now imagine you list the home on the MLS where thousands of potential buyers know your house is for sale.   The key to getting the best price is competition.  Our guide to selling mineral rights explains everything.

    The reason that so many mineral owners decide to sell mineral rights at US Mineral Exchange is access to our large network of mineral rights buyers. Our goal is to help you get top dollar for selling mineral rights by getting your property in front of a huge audience of buyers. This allows buyers to compete against one another which ensures you get fair market value for selling mineral rights.

    There are absolutely no cost to list your property.  When you locate a buyer by listing your property with us, we are paid a commission directly by the buyers closing agent. This means you never have any out of pocket expenses ever.  We only get paid if we can get you a better price than the current offer you have in hand.


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    Marc Payne
    21:00 19 Feb 21
    I needed to sell my mineral rights to pay off a debt, and the people at US Mineral Exchange made that possible. Everyone I spoke with and emailed was very knowledgeable and professional, and they helped me every step of the way. They were also very patient with me, which I appreciate. The final sale price seemed fair, and was certainly more than I could have gotten if I had tried to do this myself.read more
    Robert Broome
    20:30 26 Nov 20
    We had a super experience working with Terra on the sale of our mineral rights. She was very patient with us and explained everything very clearly, which was helpful since we had no experience in this area, and she never talked down to us depite our ignorance. She was also professional in that she paid attention to every detail, down to indicating the paper size that was required for printing our documents! She kept us informed at every step of the process. She clearly knows her field well and made suggestions that allowed us to receive an excellent price for our rights. I would highly recommend using USME for any sale you are considering.read more
    Wayne Copes
    17:23 11 Nov 20
    My aging mother-in-law needed to sell some mineral rights in Oklahoma and Kansas. I was the family member "appointed" to find a buyer(s). I knew NOTHING about energy or mineral rights. However, I "stumbled" onto the US Mineral Exchange website and connected with their rep Terra Castagna. Terra patiently explained their process for getting rights evaluated and sold. The value of our rights did not meet the threshold for their usual sales, but Terra offered to make our rights known to potential buyers of smaller positions. In a very short time several buyers expressed interest and we quickly reached an agreement with one who was willing to buy both rights. We could not be happier with the service provided by US Mineral Exchange, and in particular, with Terra Costagna, and would unreservedly endorse their services.read more
    David Tusa
    17:38 23 Oct 20
    Overall excellent experience. Very professional and responsive staff. They are experts at the minerals business and the process reflected such. The transaction was completed in less than a week and we netted much higher proceeds than we expected. Highly recommended.read more
    Linda Baldwin
    15:04 17 Jul 20
    Selling oil and mineral rights is not a common practice, or at least not for us. We went from "how on earth will we do this and do it right" to a very successful sale in record time. I am so happy that we found US Mineral Exchange. From the first phone call they were professional, answered all of my questions, and walked me through every step of the process with calm professionalism, and brought a price exceeding our expectations. From a seller's perspective, it could not have gone better! I wholeheartedly recommend US Mineral Exchange and gladly serve as a reference.read more
    Beau Bostick
    19:07 15 Jul 20
    Great company just be careful who you sell to Iron Horse royalty out of Austin Texas and Garrett Merket very dishonest company. But after learning he was connected with a politician . I am not surprised
    Bryan Austin
    18:13 13 Jul 20
    Terra was amazing in assisting me in selling my late fathers royalties. She answered all of my questions and made the process smooth as butter! Thank you!
    Nicole Garcia
    20:48 12 Jun 20
    I contacted US Mineral Exchange in hopes to sell my families old mineral rights. Though the claims were too small for their business to sell they had great information for me and my situation. Highly recommend this company!
    David Johnsen
    18:06 08 May 20
    US Mineral has been very helpful, leading us through all the steps in selling two different royalties. We gave them plenty of problems to work us through and they were always more than helpful and kind.
    Donna Ware
    18:02 23 Apr 20