Market Value for Mineral Rights

When you sell mineral rights it’s important to understand the market value for mineral rights.   The market value for mineral rights is difficult for many mineral owners to understand.   The reason is that when you sell a home you can look at websites like Zillow and Trulia to see what your house is worth.   When you sell mineral rights there is no website that can tell you the value of your property.

Things that do NOT indicate market value for mineral rights

If you want to understand market value for mineral rights it’s important to understand what things do not indicate the true market value of your property.    Here are a list of some of the most common things mineral owners base their property value on that are not correct:

Local Rumors:  When you base the value of your property on local rumors you are setting yourself up for disappointment.  The rumors that circulate locally are almost always referring to the most expensive and best property sold in the entire county.   When a mineral owner is convinced their property is worth what everyone around them tells them they will likely never sell their mineral rights.    Local rumors and what the market is actually willing to pay are two different things.

Outdated Information:  Another common trap mineral owners fall into is believing their property is worth a certain amount because that’s what they were offered a few years ago.   The true market for mineral rights changes extremely rapidly.   When the price of oil changes, the value of mineral rights can change dramatically as well.    If you are basing the value of your property on what you were offered even a few months ago the value has likely changed.

Neighbors Property:  When you value mineral rights based on what your neighbors property is worth, you can count on getting something entirely different.  While it’s true that your surrounding neighbors property should be valued approximately the same, there are still other factors.   There factors include the timing, who is making the offer, your ability to negotiate, number of acres owned, whether you are leased, lease agreement terms, and many more.  If you are leased at 12.5% and your neighbor is leased at 20% their property is worth a significant amount more than yours.

Online Forums:  Another unreliable source of information about the value of your property is forums.   Mineral rights forums are filled with information that’s extremely unreliable.   These forums tend to be filled with a lot of opinion and very little fact.   A lot of the information being discussed is out of date, coming from a 3rd party, and coming from people who talk about mineral rights in forums and don’t actually participate in the market.   Keep in mind that forums are a great place to learn more about your mineral rights.  It’s simply important to understand that gauging the value of your property from these discussions will lead you down the wrong path.

How to determine market value for mineral rights

The true market value for mineral rights is based on what a buyer is willing and able to pay today for your property.   There is no better indicator of the market value for mineral rights.  When you find a buyer who is willing to purchase your property today for a set number, you now have a true market value for the property.   You can dismiss all the other misinformation and rumors you heard until you are talking to an actual buyer who has the cash and is ready to buy.

As a mineral owner, it’s key to understand that your property is only worth what someone is willing to pay.   There are endless discussions taking place about the market value for mineral rights but only a real offer from a real buyer can give you that information.

How to Maximize the Market Value for Mineral Rights

Once you understand that rumors, forums, and hearsay to not indicate the true value of your property and you know only a true offer indicates value, how do you get the maximum value?   When you sell mineral rights the key to getting maximum value is to get your property in front of a large audience of real buyers.   When you get your property in front of a large audience of buyers it allows these individuals to compete against one another.   This competition drives up the price as buyers bid against one another.

If you get your property in front of a large number of buyers, you can evaluate multiple real offers from buyers.  This allows you to see the true market value of your property.   You can evaluate all the offers and select the highest offer among the real offers you have.  This is the maximum market value you can receive when you sell mineral rights.

Sell Mineral Rights at US Mineral Exchange

When you sell mineral rights at US Mineral Exchange, you are ensuring that you get the maximum market value for your property.  Our company gets your property in front of our huge network of qualified mineral rights buyers.   These buyers will help you determine the true market value for your property.   Interested buyers will submit bids for your property and help form a picture of what the market is truly willing to pay today for your property.

We encourage you to learn more about US Mineral Exchange and then list your property for sale.   There’s no cost to list and we lay out exactly what to expect after listing.   It’s a risk free way to see what the true market value for mineral rights is.

Important Note:  If you have an offer you are seriously considering accepting, our mineral rights auctions can quickly get you a better price in just 7 to 14 days!

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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.

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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 <a href=””>market value</a> because they felt pressure to sell.   There is <strong>nearly always</strong> a better price available.

We have two types of listings available to help you sell mineral rights for the best price:

<strong>Auction Listing</strong> – Our auction listings are for just 7 to 14 days.  If you have an offer in hand you are seriously considering, an auction listing is a quick way to get a better offer and ensure a smooth closing process.  <a href=””>Learn more about our auction listings</a>.

<strong>Standard Listing – </strong> Our standard listings run for 30 days.  These listings are ideal if you don’t have an offer in hand or you are not in a rush to sell.  <a href=””>Learn more about our standard listings</a>.

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 <a href=””>cost to list</a> 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 <strong>ever.  </strong>We only get paid if we can get you a better price than the current offer you have in hand.