What to expect after listing mineral rights

Many mineral owners are curious about what to expect after listing mineral rights for sale.   Our goal is to make the process of selling mineral rights extremely transparent.   We have two types of listings at US Mineral Exchange.

Standard Listing:  Our standard listing is perfect for mineral owners who do not have an offer in hand OR would not accept an offer they currently have in hand.  With a standard listing there is no commitment to sell.  You agree to list for a minimum of 30 days.  You can review offers as they come in and decide how to respond to them.   You can reject any offer and there is no cost to you.   The market is either willing to pay a price you are happy with, or it is not and you keep your mineral rights and owe us nothing.

Auction Listing:  Our auction listing is perfect for mineral owners who have an offer in hand they are willing to accept.  A mineral rights auction is a quick way to verify whether the offer in hand is the highest market price available.   The mineral rights auction takes just 7 to 14 days.  We either end up getting you a higher offer or you can feel 100% confident that the offer you found was the highest price available.  When clients come to us with an offer, over 95% of the time we can find them a better price.

Depending on which type of listing you select, please see the specific section below for what to expect after listing mineral rights for sale at US Mineral Exchange:

What to expect with a Standard Listing

Our standard listings require you to sign exclusively for 30 days at US Mineral Exchange.  The standard listing automatically renews for an additional 30 days.  The vast majority of standard listings are under contract within 30 days.   Typically if a property is priced correctly, you will be under contract within 1 to 3 weeks from the date the listing is activated on our website.  Here is what the process looks like from start to finish:

Sell Mineral Rights Process

What to expect with an Auction Listing

Our auction listings work a little different than a standard listing.  Our auction listings run for 7 to 14 days which means they are a faster way to sell mineral rights.  However, the auction listings require that you A) have an offer on the table and B) commit to sell for any price higher than your existing offer.   If you have an offer in hand you are seriously considering, the mineral rights auction is a great way to quickly verify that the offer in hand is fair.  Auctions nearly always end with the mineral owner pocketing more cash than the offer they came to us with.    Here is what the process looks likes from start to finish:

Auction Mineral Rights Process

PSA – Purchase and Sale Agreement

Once a price has been agreed upon with a standard listing or an auction ends with a winning bidder, the next step is a PSA.  The mineral buyer will provide the PSA.  The PSA, or purchase and sale agreement, specifies all the terms of the deal.  The amount to be paid at closing, terms for adjusting the price, time allotted for due diligence, and other key details about the transaction will be included in the PSA.

At US Mineral Exchange, we specialize in closing mineral rights transactions.  We know the red flags to look for on a mineral rights PSA.  When we see an issue, we will point it out to you and make a recommendation on how to address it.  We will be there to stand beside you and help you understand all the terms of the PSA to ensure a smooth closing process.

Over 90% of our clients do not hire an attorney.   However, we would never tell you not to have an attorney review the PSA if that would make you more comfortable.  Ultimately, this is a legal agreement between you and the mineral buyer so you are responsible for getting comfortable with the agreement you are signing.  If you do hire an attorney to review the PSA, we will provide our feedback on the PSA and then pass it along to your attorney to make further adjustments and give the final approval.

Once the mineral deed has been signed by both you and the mineral buyer the due diligence period will begin.

Due Diligence

The amount of time given to a buyer for due diligence is typically 30 days after the Purchase and Sale Agreement is signed.   In some places like Texas and Oklahoma due diligence can be completed in as little as 20 days but this is rare.   In other places such as West Virginia it might take 90 days to close a transaction due to complex title requirements in that area.  Before signing anything you will know exactly how long this due diligence period will take.   We push for the shortest possible due diligence period while giving the buyer an appropriate amount of time.  Mineral rights auctions require a 30 day close maximum unless specifically agreed upon between US Mineral Exchange and the mineral owner.

Closing / Escrow

When the mineral buyer has completed their due diligence period, we will move to closing.  The closing process works like this:

  1.  A mineral buyer will provide the mineral deed for signature.  This mineral deed is the document that will actually transfer the ownership from you to the buyer.
  2.  US Mineral Exchange and/or your attorney will review the mineral deed and make any necessary adjustments or changes.
  3.  You will sign and notarize an original copy of the deed.   This mineral deed will then be sent to US Mineral Exchange.
  4.  US Mineral Exchange will hold the deed until the mineral buyer pays the agreed upon price for your mineral rights.

If the mineral buyer never sends the funds, US Mineral Exchange will send the deed back to you and no transaction will have occurred.  If the mineral buyer does send the funds, we have the deed in hand so the mineral buyer is comfortable that they will get the deed after payment has been made.

This process protects both the mineral owner and the mineral buyer.

Questions about listing mineral rights?

If you have questions about listing your mineral rights, we’re here to help!  We speak with mineral owners every day and we look forward to hearing from you.  Please don’t hesitate to fill out the form below with any questions and our friendly team will respond quickly.

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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.

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.

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

Auction Listing – 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.  Learn more about our auction listings.

Standard Listing – 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.  Learn more about our standard listings.

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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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
My husband William Ware acquired Mineral Rights through his late Grandmother. We worked with Terra at US Mineral Exchange to begin the decisions to sell our rights. She responded to every question, even ones that to her were probably silly, she did it professionally and with kindness. When it came time to decide if we wanted to take the offer we received from a buyer, she didn't pressure us but gave us educated advise. I can't recommend this company enough!read more
Charles Clark
17:49 18 Mar 20
To Tara Castagna: Thank you very much for helping me thru the selling process of my mineral rights. Your excellent customer service and attention to detail made the process very easy. Your research of the history and records of my rights was extremely helpful in completing this project. Again, thank you for the very professional service. Conley Lawread more
John Parkhurst
20:01 16 Mar 20
I used US Mineral Exchange to sell my mineral rights in Colorado. I dealt with Terra and she was a real champ at follow-up and advise. She was extremely friendly and responsive to any questions I had. I highly recommend any individual that is considering selling their rights would be well satisfied for their customer service, experience, and guidance. My experience was totally hassle free. I highly recommend their service!read more
John Parkhurst
20:01 16 Mar 20
I used US Mineral Exchange to sell my mineral rights in Colorado. I dealt with Terra and she was a real champ at follow-up and advise. She was extremely friendly and responsive to any questions I had. I highly recommend any individual that is considering selling their rights would be well satisfied for their customer service, experience, and guidance. My experience was totally hassle free. I highly recommend their service!read more
Kenneth Wick
18:34 16 Mar 20
I obtained minerals through an inheritance and I knew they were in a area of interest. I contacted and listed with US Mineral Exchange. The good folks at USME found a buyer and the process of selling my minerals was done professionally and without a hitch. The support from Terra and Garrett was most kind and helpful throughout the entire process. I will gladly recommend their services.read more
Pearson Ferguson
16:58 03 Mar 20
Great people. Smooth process. Quick closing. Highly recommend. US Mineral Exchange also got me a fair value when other companies were trying to lowball me. I will use them again if the need ever arises.
Jack Roberts
16:49 21 Dec 19
I inherited mineral rights that have been in the family for decades. I enjoyed the monthly income but remained mostly ignorant of the whole oil/gas industry. Out of the blue I got an unsolicited offer to buy them which seemed an attractive option I had never looked into. I immediately ended up "down the rabbit hole" of how confusing this would be. In my on-line search for information I found US Mineral Exchange. After careful evaluation of the whole situation I engaged them as my broker, to list my minerals for sale. They helped me settle on a buyer, and they negotiated a purchase agreement that protected my interests better than I ever could have done on my own. During all the complicated and uncertain parts of closing the deal, I felt assured that Garrett and Eric and Terra were looking out for me and keeping me informed of the progress. The deal is now closed, the money is in the bank! I'm confident I got top dollar for my minerals, and having experienced industry professionals on my side kept me from worrying through the entire process. I am so glad I hired US Mineral Exchange.read more
Duane Cole
22:00 20 Dec 19
After some research on how to sell the family mineral rights in North Dakota I was impressed with the US Mineral Exchange website. An initial contact with Terra got me started gathering documents to use to post the sale on the website. About one week after posting, Garrett suggested we request a best and final offer. Within a couple of days I had a final offer and we completed the deal, after exchanging paperwork, which took a couple more days. The service was fast, excellent and beyond my expectations. We received more for the rights than an offer I had received and more than I had expected. Terra and Garrett at the US Mineral Exchange were great at walking me through the process, answering my questions, and guiding me through the paperwork. I would recommend the US Mineral Exchange to anyone who is interested in selling their mineral rights.read more
Darrin Turpin
02:50 29 Sep 19