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What you getworking with us

24/7 Availability

Real Estate done right is not a 9 to 5 profession. We get that at Charter House so we won't be bothered if you text us with a question late at night. We are here to help when you need it.

Plenty of Perks

Whether it is a free moving truck, the ability to pick the commission that works for you, or even free tickets to an I Cubs game, we simply give our clients more. You deserve it.

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!


Tired of being told there is one standard commission that agents charge??? It just isn't true. At Charter House you get three choices on how to list your home. The power of choice is yours!

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!


Charter House was formed by Mark Charter after 10 years in the business. In that time, Mark became one of the best selling and most highly recommended agents in central Iowa. Mark personally handpicked his buyer's agents to join the firm because they were the right type of people.

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 and cool toys, like our 3D camera for virtual tours. Your listing will be on all the major websites you would expect.

A Different Way of Thinking

Charter House was started because the status quo was not good enough. We wanted to do real estate the right way, by putting the client at the center, not the money. In all we do, we ask if it is good for the client. Come experience the difference for yourself!

see what our clientsare saying about us

  • Mickey and Emily Shields
    Being first-time home buyers, we were unsure what to expect or how to smartly go through the home buying process. We were lucky to work with Mark, as he thoughtfully helped us determine the type of house we wanted and guided us through finding our new home. Mark's experience and expertise provided u…Read More
  • Alec Schaufenbuel
    When I first started the home buying process I had no idea what I was doing. I spent several months looking online and making sure the financial side of things would work but being a first time home buyer I had no idea what to expect or do after that. I found the company online and started reading r…Read More
  • Michael and Katie Walsh
    Mark was so helpful in making our transition from the Chicago area to Ankeny a smooth one. We really appreciated his insights on the area and real estate experience. He was also very flexible and it was so easy to get in touch with him, even on weekends and holidays. He helped us figure out what we …Read More
  • Allison Robey
    Thank you so much for everyone's help on the team! Mark and his entire team was so helpful and thorough, I felt completely at ease while going through the process of buying a house. I am a young first-time house buyer, and Mark was completely honest about every house that I looked at. He has such a …Read More
  • Scott and Erin
    Being first time homebuyers, we were anticipating a long and painful search for the perfect home. We were referred to Mark when we first decided to start looking at homes. We gave him a call and he immediately wanted to set up a time for a meet and greet… and within a few minutes of talking w…Read More
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