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

  • 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
  • Shelly Ward
    Mark and his team at Charter House Realty met all of our expectations and then some. I called Mark about listing my home and he was there the next day to look at it, and then he sold it in one day! Not only is he professional, but also caring and personable. He offers great commission options and  …Read More
  • LaRie Sylte
    Mark was recommended to us by a friend. We were actually moving to the Ames area from out of state and had to find a house very quickly. He was on top of the market and kept me in the loop. He was available via phone, email and text. Very easy to get a hold of and see houses. Mark had an extremely f…Read More
  • Alec Schaufenbuel
    When I first started the home buying process I had no idea what I was doing. I spent several months looking online and making sure the financial side of things would work but being a first time home buyer I had no idea what to expect or do after that. I found the company online and started reading r…Read More
  • Scott and Erin
    Being first time homebuyers, we were anticipating a long and painful search for the perfect home. We were referred to Mark when we first decided to start looking at homes. We gave him a call and he immediately wanted to set up a time for a meet and greet… and within a few minutes of talking w…Read More
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