I am a buyer I am a seller

Three ways to list your home!


commission % 5


commission % 6

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

  • Jon and Jolene Liebl
    Sunday night at 8pm. Who answers their business phone on a Sunday night at 8pm? Mark Charter did. We had made Mark’s acquaintance a couple months earlier when we planning on building our next home. Mark was courteous and congratulated us on that direction and simply said “if there’s everything I can…Read More
  • Joshua and Vanessa Collier
    If you are looking to purchase, or to sell, check out Mark Charter! We had a great first time buying experience!!! Mark Charter made everything go super smooth and easy. Truly a professional in his field. If I had one word to describe Mark Charter, I'd have to say dedicated! Mark's enthusiasm added …Read More
  • Aaron Garner
    Mark Charter is a good guy to know if you are looking to buy or sell a home. Mark mixes the ability to get the job done with an approach that keeps things light and stress free. I would use Mark again and encourage others to do so.…Read More
  • Nate and Brittany Simons
    Mark Charter was extremely helpful during the buying of our new house and selling of our old. Even prior to listing our house Mark was marketing it to potential buyers looking in the area we were selling. Our house ended up selling in less than 24 hours with multiple offers. Mark also has many other…Read More
  • Royce and Ashley Mahoney
    We found Mark on a website and did a little research to determine if he would be a good fit for us. We met with Mark and there was an instant connection – we were eager to find our first home and knew Mark would be able to answer our questions. Mark has knowledge of the area, housing market, and sug…Read More
Read all of our client reviews
Contact us