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Gonzales, TX

June 7, 2024

Working with Texas Royalty Brokers was seamless. They are helpful, communicative, transparent, and efficient. I did a sale on my own and one with Texas Royalty Brokers and would recommend doing the process with them!

Crystal C.

McMullen, TX

June 3, 2024

Texas Royalty Brokers is an outstanding firm that went above and beyond my expectations.

Eric and Emily were able to negotiate the value of my minerals more than I expected to receive, as well as, expedite the process with ease.

I am thankful for all their hard work.

If you’re considering selling minerals in Texas, do yourself a favor and contact them.

Matthew P.

San Augustine, TX

May 31, 2024

I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Texas Royalty Brokers! Eric was always responsive to my many questions and guided me expertly through what was a foreign process to me. I highly recommend Texas Royalty Brokers to anyone who is interested in selling mineral/royalty rights.

Jan P.

Hemphill, TX

May 29, 2024

Eric and Emily were awesome! Very professional, informative and kept me informed and up to date on proceedings. Had a great experience!

Diane M.

Reeves, TX

May 1, 2024

Texas royalty brokers did a fabulous job getting my property sold efficiently professionally and quickly. Eric and Emily were prompt with returning calls and emails and made the entire transaction seamless! I would certainly use them again.

Lindsay F.

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Mineral Rights Value in 2024

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Want to learn more about the value of your mineral rights?

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about mineral rights value.  We break down everything you need to know about mineral rights value in 2024.

Important:  If you have an offer to sell mineral rights, do not sell until you get a free consultation with our company.  We can quickly help you evaluate the offer and determine if the offer is fair.

Understanding Mineral Rights Value

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The most important thing to understand about mineral rights value is that there is no way to know the exact value until you sell.   However, we can use some “rules of thumb” to help us estimate the value of mineral rights.

Why is it impossible to know the exact value until you sell?   The reason is that each mineral rights ownership is unique.

There are 5 factors that dramatically impact the value of your mineral rights.

1. Net Mineral Acres Owned:  The most important factor is how many net mineral acres you own.  You are paid royalty income based on how many net mineral acres you own out of the total unit.  For example, if there is a 640 acre unit and you have 20 net mineral acres, you have just 3.1% of the total acres in the unit.  However, if you have 90 net mineral acres in a 640 acre unit, you have 14% of the unit.  The more of the unit you own, the more you get paid.

2. Royalty Rate:  The royalty rate determines how much of the oil and gas produced gets paid to you after the oil and gas operators takes their share.  The higher the royalty rate, the more money you make.

3. Timing: The value of mineral rights is very closely related to the price of oil and/or gas.  Ultimately you own the oil and gas underground.  If the value of that oil and gas goes up or down, the value of what you own goes up or down.   However, the value is not going up or down on a daily basis.  Mineral buyers look at the average price of oil and gas over the trailing 6 months.

4. Royalty Income:  Your current royalty income has a very large impact on the value.  If you are getting consistent royalty income over $2,500+/month, this is going to appeal to a larger audience of mineral buyers.  The reason is that mineral buyers get an immediate return on their investment.

5. Potential Income:  The last factor is the future upside potential.  This is the hardest factor to estimate!  The question is how much income will be generated in the future and when will that income start?   Some mineral buyers will put $0 value on the future upside.  They only look at current royalty income.  Other buyers will pay $5,000,000 for mineral rights that only make $10/month based upon what the mineral rights will generate in the future.  This factor alone is what causes you to see offers that vary widely from one buyer to the next.

There are many other factors that affect the value of mineral rights.  While those factors are also important, the factors above are what swings the value dramatically.


Contact us to find out how much your mineral rights are worth.

Estimating Average Price Per Acre for Mineral Rights

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Is there a way to estimate the average price per acre for mineral rights? Yes!

While there is no way to determine the exact value of mineral rights, we can estimate the average price per acre for mineral rights.

The estimates of mineral rights value below are just a rule of thumb.  The rule of thumb for mineral rights value is based upon the status of your mineral rights.

Mineral rights fall into 3 categories:

Non-Producing: If there is no active lease on your mineral rights, and no don’t get royalty income, you have non-producing mineral rights.  The rule of thumb for mineral rights value when they are non-producing is $0/acre to $1,000/acre.  In many cases, the value is $0.  The only time you can expect to get more than $0 is if you have an offer to sell OR you have a recently expired (within the last 12 months) lease.   This acreage is considered pure speculation and has $0 value because it will likely be years (decades) before it produces income.

Leased:  If your acreage has an active lease agreement, you can expect to sell for about 2x to 3x your lease bonus.  For example, if you had 10 net acres and you leased them for $3,000/acre, you would expect to sell mineral rights for about $6,000/acre to $9,000/acre.

Producing:  If you have producing mineral rights, this means you get paid royalties on a monthly basis.   Some mineral owners get paid every few months if the value is less than $50/month.   The value of mineral rights that are producing is broken down into two components:

1. Cash Flow Value:  The cash flow value is based upon your royalty income.  To determine the cash flow value of your mineral rights, find the average of your last 3 months of royalty income and then multiply this number by 3 years to 6 years.  (Hint:  Use the mineral rights value calculator below to estimate the cash flow value of your mineral rights)

2. Upside Potential:  If there is space to drill additional wells on your acreage in the future, your mineral rights have additional value in the upside potential.  If/when those wells are drilled, the value of the acreage will be higher.  This value is very subjective and depends on how a mineral buyer evaluates the upside.

The estimated mineral rights values above are just estimates!  If you are curious about estimating mineral rights value for your mineral rights, get a free consultation.  There is no obligation and no pressure!

Calculating Mineral Rights Value

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If you want to calculate mineral rights value use our royalty calculator below.  The purpose of this royalty calculator is to show you what producing mineral rights are worth.  This is the “cash flow value” component of producing mineral rights mentioned above.

As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your producing royalties to be worth about 3 years to 6 years of your average monthly income.

Using the oil royalty calculator above, you can get a general idea what your producing mineral rights are worth.

Keep in mind that this is only the cash flow component of the value.  Your royalty income alone has value, and that is what this mineral rights value calculator is showing you.

In addition to the cash flow value, your producing royalties may also have upside value.  There is no way to calculate mineral rights value for the upside potential.  Each mineral buyer will run their own analysis.

It’s important to understand that the cash flow value may also be incorrect if you have new wells.

If you have only been receiving royalty income for a few months after new wells were drilled, you have flush production.  This flush production means your royalty income will be extremely high in the first 3 to 5 years of production.  It will rapidly drop off during that time.  If you have new wells that just started producing, the mineral rights value calculator above will not be accurate.

Fair Offer to Sell Mineral Rights

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When it comes to mineral rights value, the most important question is whether you are selling for the best price!

If you have an offer to sell mineral rights, you are probably trying to figure out what the value is so you can determine if the offer is fair.

Important: There is NO WAY to determine whether an offer is fair unless you get competitive bids.

Mineral buyers take advantage of mineral owners on a daily basis.  Mineral buyers know that there is no way for you to figure out the value of mineral rights.

Mineral buyers will make you offers that are far below market value then increase the offer to make it seem like you negotiated them higher.   They create a false sense of value by starting low and letting you ask for a higher price and then giving it to you.  Do not fall into this trap!

If you have a few offers in hand don’t accept the highest offer you found.  It is nearly always far below market value.  When mineral owners list mineral rights at Texas Royalty Brokers, we consistently help them get 10% to 50% higher prices.  This is due to competition.

Mineral Rights Value – Free Consultation

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If you are curious about mineral rights value, we can help.

Our team is happy to answer your questions.  We can do a free analysis of your mineral rights and help you get a better understanding of what the value might be.  There is no way to know for sure until you get competitive bids, but we can help you better understand what mineral rights value in Texas is.

Fill out the contact form below and our team will be in touch shortly.  There is no obligation and no pressure when you get a free consultation with our company.

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