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

  • Lee and Marit Patten
    We would highly recommend Mark for either buying or selling a house. He helped us sell our townhouse and was able to generate a significant amount of people to view it before we found the right buyer. Mark also helped us find the house we eventually purchased. He is very well organized and was alway…Read More
  • Carol Hill
    Not knowing who to call to start the process of putting my home on the market, I got online and found a reference company for selling real estate that recommends personnel from various agencies that best fits your geographical area and needs. Very shortly after sending in my information to this comp…Read More
  • Joe Smeltzer
    I met Mark roughly 3-4 years ago through a previous co-worker of mine. He would stop in on a regular basis about once a month and he always made time to make his rounds throughout the office and say hello. I obviously knew what his occupation was, but he didn't push it on me that I MUST use him when…Read More
  • Chad and Randi Johnson
    One of the most important aspects of relocating to the Des Moines area was finding a good realtor. We were very happy to find Mark, and found him to be easy to communicate with, flexible with our schedule since we were from out of town, and knowledgeable about the area. He made the home buying proce…Read More
  • Gabe and Amanda Glynn
    I have known Mark for many years so when it came to selecting a REALTOR to find our new house he was our first choice. He answered my calls and emails even when I was shooting him ideas and questions during the evening hours. He was incredibly knowledgable, easy to work with, and we actually enjoyed…Read More
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