Flat Fee Realtor


What if you could have all of the services offered by traditional real estate brokerages without paying out so much of your home equity? While other companies may charge you 5% to 7% to sell your home, there is a more affordable option that is equally effective through a flat fee Realtor like myself.

My name is David Charlson and I’m a real estate agent serving the Des Moines metro area. I’ve been selling real estate since 2012 and I am a broker associate with Dream Street Realty, a flat fee brokerage in Urbandale, IA. 

I strive to offer a full-service experience in every home transaction. Your listing is advertised to a vast network of local agents through the Des Moines Multiple Listing Service (DMAAR). We reach all of those qualified buyers who are working with agents.

A full-service listing starts with a market analysis and a free in-home consultation. You also get professional photography, listing on top home sites, legal forms, open house hosting, a lockbox, signage, flyers, and much more. 

List for a flat fee of $2,500 plus 3% to the buyer’s agent. Pay nothing until closing!

MLS Listings on DMAAR - Oct. 2019


You may have already started searching for your next home online which is a great place to get ideas. It can be fun to dream about the possibilities and to see what is available on the market. 

However, a serious home buyer will want to get out to these homes and neighborhoods in person. Home photos can sometimes be deceiving and it’s difficult to imagine commute times without actually driving it. 

If you are only calling listing agents or homeowners to view homes, it’s time to kick things up a notch. A dedicated buyer’s agent is someone you can trust, someone with whom you can build a professional relationship. This person understands your goals and motivations for moving and works with you to help achieve the best results. 

You are in control but you have a knowledgeable and qualified agent alongside to help you access homes, maneuver financing, draw up paperwork, and negotiate on your behalf. There is so much more that a buyer’s agent can do for your next real estate transaction. 




    Zillow 5 Star Review  David is an expert level real estate professional. He brings a thoughtful perspective to every interaction. He combines real world experience, practical knowledge, and patience to provide the type of advice you need whether you are buying or selling a home. Further, when any challenges came up in…

    August 31, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  David provided honest suggestions on what we needed to do to prepare our home for sale. He was always available for questions and helped us get a good price for our home. We would recommend David to sell your home.

    August 26, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  David was a huge help in making the stressful process of selling our home a little less stressful. He was responsive and professional and always answered our questions.

    colleen j friedman
    June 14, 2019


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