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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

  • Matt and Donna
    Not only were me and my fiancee going to be first time homeowners, we were also going to look for our home in a new city. We honestly had no idea where to start and who to contact. After a few "recommendations" from friends that turned out to be duds, we finally ventured over to trulia.com. Our…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
  • Nathan Wolf
    Mark Charter and his team were easy to talk with and get hold of for more questions. With this being my first time buying a home, I had more than few questions to ask and he took the time to answer and explain them all. Mark was able to help me find and buy the house that fit exactly what I was look…Read More
  • Brad, Angie, Anna, Lucy and Brenna Kamps
    Last summer, we made the difficult decision to sell our first home. Being first time sellers, we really had no idea what we were in for. We asked around and one of our friends suggested we contact Mark, and we could not be happier with our decision to buy and sell with Mark Charter. He made the proc…Read More
  • Scott and Rachel Fergel
    Found out we were being relocated to Iowa due to a job promotion. Sold our house in 9 days and had 2 weeks to be out. So this was a very quick turn around. So you can imagine our stress level with trying to find a house that quick from out of State. Mark took a lot of the stress off our shoulders. H…Read More
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