About two years ago, my husband and I signed a lease with Carrizo, but they are sitting on the leases and everywhere around us, Chesapeake is drilling. Our lease will be up next year. We are selling our home in central Arlington to move to another city in Texas, and we had planned on keeping our mineral rights. In this poor housing market, we have received an offer on our house, but the buyers are insisting on the mineral rights. We walked away from the deal once, but now they've come back and asked us to put a value on the rights.
Is there a professional out there that we could hire to help us come up with a value (I know some things will fluctuate - like gas prices) but just a ball park? I'd like to keep our mineral rights, but I also want to sell our house!