same benefits,while costing you much less!

Your Home Value:


Traditional 7%


$2495 flat fee plus 3% to buyer's agent


Charter House can save you up to

What you getworking with us


When you list with us you benefit from our flat fee of $2,495 + 3% to the buyer's agent. Please use the calculator on this site to determine what your savings could be!

Lender Recommendations

We know the very best people in this business and we want you to meet them too. Need a helpful suggestion? Just ask!

Short Contracts

We meet people all the time who want to work with us and can't because they are "trapped" in a long contract elsewhere. Usually 6 months to a year. Our listing contracts are 3 months in length. The shortest you will find.

A Relationship

We are not a large corporate real estate firm. We are small on purpose and want a relationship with those we work with. We value the "people" side of this business and hope you will stop by the office from time to time to say hello. If you like being cared about, we might work for you!


The Charter House Team is lead by Mark Charter, who has over 12 years of experience helping people buy and sell homes. Mark has sold over $100 million in real estate during his career, so you can rest assured, there is no situation that cannot be handled.

Visibility and Tools

If you list with us, your home won't be a secret! We get your listing where it needs to be and it will look great, thanks to great photos! Your listing will be on all the major websites you would expect.

see what our clientsare saying about us

  • Josh Call
    Our family was finally in a position to buy our first home. We had lived in Ankeny for several years renting but knew nothing of the housing market, nor had any idea what agent to use. We found Mark’s reviews online in several places, so we decided to let his reputation make our decision for us. Mar…Read More
  • Dwayne Sieck, Chief Credit Officer, Mutual of Omaha Bank
    Thanks Mark. You are the best realtor I have worked with!!! I like your creativity, focus, and ability to think outside of the box.Have a great rest of the year!…Read More
  • Charlie Boyd
    Mark helped me navigate my first purchase. I will admit, I did not know much going into things and had lots of questions. Mark was very patient with me and answered every question I had. He hooked me up with a lender, as well as an inspector and always knew what moves to make next. In the end, he he…Read More
  • Peter and Anna Marasco
    After interviewing several real estate agents, we chose Mark because of his high energy, his work ethic, his credentials, his commitment to his clients, and his creativity. We have been very happy working with Mark; he showed us countless residences, never tiring or giving up on us. Our situation wa…Read More
  • Bert and Jessica
    Looking for a house in the Des Moines area from Virginia was an incredibly daunting prospect. Thank goodness that through testimonials on the web and word-of-mouth through our family in Iowa, we found Mark. My husband traveled to Iowa on a “fact-finding” mission to discover the area. With limited ti…Read More
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