Its a matter of the buyers agents negotion skills. Some agents let listing agents run the show, and good agents take the show over.
Alot of buyers (and sellers) think one agent is as good as another and never find out what they missed out on till the transaction is over.
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When I run an "expired lsitings" report off the MLS, I would estimate that 90% or higher of the houses that expired (usually on the market for at least 3 months and never sold) stated that the mineral rights did not convey.
So when it comes to resale down the road, it most likely would effect either the price or the time on market.
As a side note, when you go to resale, currently, you do not have to let the new buyer know that you do not own the mineral rights. So unless they ask you specifically, they may never know that they are not getting the mineral rights.
What it all boils down to is that when it comes to mineral rights, you need to get a land man and an attorny involved, and at that point it just is not cost effect when it comes down to city lots.
Agents have an incentive get the homes sold SHOULD be assisting property owners understand that AND many lenders MAY NOT APPROVE mortgage UNLESS mineral rights convery with property . Recommend search for homes where mineral rights are sold with home .... much easier .
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
They could be worth nothing.
People do sell with mineral rights.
Sometimes it is easy sometimes not.
Sometimes you have to set the offer up in the right way to get them.
In this market if they want to sell they will give them up.
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