Why Sell Mineral Rights at US Mineral Exchange

As you begin the process of selling mineral rights, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.   There are so many different options available to mineral owners that it’s hard to know where to begin.   Finding accurate information from a trusted source can be difficult.  In addition, you want to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of.

At US Mineral Exchange, our company was founded with a simple goal.  To help provide mineral owners with the resources they need to sell mineral rights for maximum value.   We watched mineral owners get taken advantage of for years and wanted to provide a service that levels the playing field.   In the past, mineral owners would sell far below market value because they didn’t have access to a large network of mineral rights buyers.   With little information available they were forced to accept whatever offer they received and hope they got a fair deal.

Today mineral owners are trusting US Mineral Exchange to help them through the process of selling mineral rights.  US Mineral Exchange is the #1 mineral marketplace in the United States for the individual mineral owner.   We attribute our success to placing the mineral owners interests above our own and focusing our efforts completely on maximizing value for you.

There are three key reasons to sell mineral rights at US Mineral Exchange

  • Mineral Owner Education

  • Mineral Rights Buyers

  • Closing Process

Learn more about each of these important topics below.

Mineral Owner Education

When US Mineral Exchange started in 2012, there was almost no information available to help mineral owners.  Fast forward years later and not a lot has changed.  There is still little to no accurate information online to help mineral owners.

Over the years we have spent significant time building our blog as a resource for mineral owners.  We want to help you better understand your ownership.  We want to help you make an informed decision about your mineral rights.    We want to help you understand the common traps that mineral owners fall into.  Most of all, we want to ensure that you don’t get taken advantage of and sell far below market value like so many mineral owners do.

Our blog is the only resource you will find online that provides you with accurate information about mineral rights ownership.

We have numerous articles that cover important topics.  Check out the popular content links on your left (desktop) or further below (mobile).  If you want an “all in one” resource, check out our mineral rights guide.

Mineral Rights Buyers

One of the main reasons that mineral owners partner with US Mineral Exchange is because of our large mineral buyer network.  A large buyer network is important because it allows buyers to compete against one another to pay you the highest possible price.   This creates a huge advantage for mineral owners because they are no longer forced to accept a below market offers.  They can evaluate multiple offers and get fair market value.

It’s also important to point out that US Mineral Exchange only works directly with true end buyers.   It’s not uncommon for many “mineral buyers” to flip your property to someone else.  They will get you to agree to sell mineral rights for $1,000/acre, then turn around and sell your property to someone else for $2,000/acre and make a huge amount of money!   When you sell mineral rights you want to be working directly with a true end buyer who plans to keep your property long term.  These are the buyers who pay fair market value for your property.

So what does this all mean for you?

Large Buyer Network:  You will get competing offers from buyers all over the country driving up prices and putting more cash in your pocket.
Qualified End Buyers:  You can feel confident that you are working with only the best buyers in the industry.
No Flippers:  Since we only work directly with end buyers, you won’t be taken advantage of by someone flipping your property for a huge profit.

Closing Process

Most mineral owners are not familiar with the process of selling mineral rights.  Mineral buyers know this and some will take advantage of you.  As a mineral owner it is virtually impossible for you to know every trick a mineral buyer uses to buy mineral rights below market value.

During the closing process, mineral buyers have created a number of ways to take advantage of you.  These include:

  • Creating short deadlines so you make a quick decision

  • Adding extremely long “title curative” periods which they use to flip your property

  • Including an all encompassing deed which gives them mineral rights you did not intend to sell

  • Creating a PSA that gives them the ability to unilaterally adjust the price at closing

  • + MANY MANY more

The number of ways a mineral rights buyer can take advantage of you at closing is nearly endless.  After spending years helping mineral owners sell mineral rights, our company knows the types of tricks mineral buyers will use.  We’ll stand beside you during the closing process to ensure your interests are protected.

Our closing process is clearly defined to help ensure your interests are protected.

Trusted Partner – US Mineral Exchange

One of the reasons that so many people sell mineral rights at US Mineral Exchange is that we can be trusted to look out for your best interests.   We built our company to be 100% focused on protecting mineral owners.  We believe that mineral owners should be provided with as much information as possible so we are completely transparent about everything we do.   We have aligned our interests with yours in the following ways:

  • No Cost to List:  When you list at US Mineral Exchange we do not charge anything list mineral rights.  There’s no cost to list and we only get paid if we find you a higher offer than any current offers you have in hand.

  • No Pressure: At US Mineral Exchange we do not believe in high pressure sales tactics.  We will never put pressure on you to list with our service.  We are simply here to answer your questions and help you understand why our service can lead to a better price for you.

  • Buyer Paid Commission: When you sell mineral rights at US Mineral Exchange, we do not charge you a fee and you pay us nothing out of pocket.   At closing the buyer or buyers agent will pay our commission.

  • Transparency/Honesty:  We believe that mineral owners deserve transparency and honesty.  We never hide any of the facts from mineral owners about their mineral rights.  We give you our honest opinion even when it means we won’t make any money.  We firmly believe that doing the right thing for mineral owners creates more value than taking advantage of people.

The Bottom Line

Why sell mineral rights with US Mineral Exchange?   For three very important reasons:

  • You will be better informed about your mineral rights ownership and learn how to avoid being taken advantage of

  • You will be connected to a huge network of mineral rights buyers who compete to pay you the highest price

  • You will be working with a partner trusted by mineral owners to help them navigate the process of selling mineral rights

Ready to get started?   Please fill out the contact form below and tell us a little about your property.  We will be in touch shortly to help!

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If you have questions about 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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    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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    Client Reviews

    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