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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

  • Gayle Alberda
    I used Mark to buy a home in Des Moines. I was moving there from out of state. He made the process ease, especially since I had no idea of the area and was home buying from afar. He was knowledgeable, responsive, professional, helpful and provided a stress-free home buying experience.I would highly …Read More
  • Ryan Schweitzberger
    I was extremely impressed with the way Mark handled selling my current home and helping me to find and purchase a new home. He did all this in under 30 days!!! This was very hard for me to imagine being possible and without Mark it wouldn’t have happened! The thing that impressed me the most was how…Read More
  • Scott Edwards
    Sold a house and bought a house with Mark. Awesome experience through the whole process. Made a stressful situation a pleasant experience. Mark's whole team is very professional, knowledgeable, and great to work with. They went out of their way to make everything run smoothly through the sales proce…Read More
  • Bryan and Kim Olmstead
    We were introduced to Mark through a friend after our first realtor's performance was less-than-stellar. He had to overcome high skepticism from us, and from the beginning, he proved he was worthy of having his name and sign in our yard. We had our first showing within a couple of days, followed by …Read More
  • Jon and Jennifer Shelton
    Out of the eight different realtors my wife and I have used to buy and sell multiple homes in the past, Mark Charter is definitely the best one we have ever worked with. Somehow he managed to sell our home in less and than 3 days and we found the home we wanted to buy in just one day. He took the ti…Read More
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