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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Joe Earp
    Mark was extremely open, honest, and professional in all our dealings with him. He continued to keep me up to speed on the market and how things were moving, and always took the time to explain things I didn't understand. Professional website, professional attitude, and an extremely realistic and po…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
  • Craig and Jen Bouska
    Mark's knowledge of the market helped us sell our home after only four days! He was not afraid to give an honest perspective of our home not only concerning a price point, but also giving advice and offering critical staging expertise followed by professional photography.…Read More
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