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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kayla Kovarna and Russ Baker
    Buying a home is exciting and stressful, especially if you are new to the community and don't know anyone. After moving from Chicago to the Des Moines area and learning we were expecting, we soon realized we were going to need more space than the apartment we were renting. It was time to buy a home.…Read More
  •  Leslie Snook
    Without question Mark is the realtor to use!Words cannot express my delight and appreciation to Mark on selling my mother’s house. Being an older house, we were concerned how quickly we might get an offer. Thanks to the wonderful description and pictures of the house there were multiple showings and…Read More
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