Are you considering selling your minerals or royalties?
Here are some important things you need to know— including how Gateway can help you achieve your goals.
Why landowners choose to sell their minerals or royalties
While everyone’s situation is different, here are three common reasons many landowners decide to sell their minerals or royalties:
Get Cash Upfront
Oil & Gas development takes time, whether it be the drilling & completing of wells or the infrastructure needed to move the product. Selling all or a portion of your minerals or royalties is an easy way to get a lump sum of money now. You can use that money for any immediate home or personal expenses, or invest it in your future.
Reduce Your Risks
There is no “sure thing” in the oil and gas business. Even when the outlook is good, some wells under perform or may not perform at all. In some cases, development and drilling on your land can take years or companies may ultimately choose not to drill. By selling your minerals or royalties now, you ensure yourself a “sure thing” – no matter what the outcome.
Some landowners choose to sell their minerals or royalties for estate planning or tax purposes. They may want to utilize a tax-free exchange of real property via a 1031 like-kind exchange, cash out their mineral interest before selling the property, possibly qualify for long-term capital gains treatment, or simply diversify their assets and investments.
*We encourage all landowners to talk to a certified public accountant for tax advice.
Why you should choose Gateway to buy your minerals or royalties
There are a lot of companies out there that buy minerals and royalties. You may have received letters from them in the mail. So what makes Gateway different?
First and foremost, we are committed to you and your community. We are not brokers or flippers. We are long-term investors looking to make a lasting impact. We are active and involved in all the communities we serve. We want to be a partner and resource for your community – both today and in the future.
Providing Financial Security
We believe our work is mutually beneficial. By investing in many landowners, we increase our chances of benefitting when successful wells are drilled. At the same time, our investment provides financial security for families – helping to reduce your risk of a well that doesn’t produce or royalties that don’t live up to expectations.
Most importantly, we hope our investment will provide landowners like you with financial opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise – enabling you to keep the family farm, pay off your debts, start or expand a business, send your kids to college, or just generally improve your quality of life.
How Our Process Works
When you want to explore the possibility of selling your minerals or royalties, we make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. There is no cost to you, and you are under no obligation to sell. All conversations are kept completely confidential.
We call you in 24 to 48 hours and ask some questions about your property.
We analyze the size, shape and location of your land, whether there is an existing lease on your property, the geology, any historic production, nearby pipelines, and other factors.
We make you an offer in a timely manner.
If you choose to accept our offer, we will send you the appropriate paperwork and verify your title at our expense.
Once all the paperwork is complete, we will pay you immediately.
Gateway’s Commitment to the Community
At Gateway, community involvement isn’t just something we talk about. It’s something we do. Head on over to our news section to see some of the things we’ve been doing to support the communities we serve.