Do Any of These


Since your home expired off the market, you've probably gotten innumerable calls from real estate agents all making the same empty promises:

The Only Result


We know that a promise is only as good as the end result. And the only result that ultimately matters is that your home gets sold — and sold for the right amount.

Your Dreams


When things don't go as planned in the sale of a home, it can be easy for a seller to give up on the excitement to move that they once had. You may even be sitting there reading this thinking that it's best to throw the towel in and give up on the dream of selling, or to wait for an extended period "when the market is better," or to question whether or not to even work with a real estate agent. Like you, Steve and Angie went through a similar decision process when their house didn't sell.

Steve, and his wife Angie, and their four young children desired a move back western Iowa. It's where they were originally from, and Steve's elderly parents' health was beginning to weaken, so they wanted to be closer to family.

Sadly, when Steve and Angie listed their home in Dubuque things didn't exactly go as planned. They had previously listed with what they thought was a "top producer" who both over-promised and under-delivered. It became clear to Steve and Angie that most of the promises they were given were simply gimmicks to get them to list their house. And finally, after several months with lackluster activity, the listing expired off of the market.

"It was one of the most frustrating experiences our family ever experienced. With the hectic schedules of four young children, coupled with our own schedules and having to clean the house for days and weeks only to have it not sell, we were discouraged to say the least," said Angie when we met. met.

Brenda listed the house and went to work right away, employing pro-active marketing techniques to attract agents and buyers to the house. "I really felt charged with the responsibility to help Steve and Angie get back to be near their family. I was not going to be the second agent to fail. It was all worth it, for in just 2 days, a buyer made an offer on the house.

Less than 45 days later, the house sold at full asking price and Steve and Angie were on their way... finally.

"Brenda came in, as if it were divinely ordered, and saved our family," said Angie at the closing table.

If there was a chance to re-ignite the initial excitement you had to sell AND get you moved on with your life, wouldn't it at least be worth investigating? Isn't it time a real estate professional prioritized YOU and your family's goals, in lieu of handing out empty promises?

It's my pleasure to help. And you never know... after we meet, you might actually be fielding calls from moving companies, and not more real estate agents!

Testimonials About


"Brenda is absolutely wonderful to work with. She helped us sell and also buy a home. She helps make every part of the process easier, and is always available when you call. She is honestly the most professional and efficient Realtor I've ever met. I'm so very happy we went with her. She is now the only Realtor I care to do business with and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing a Realtor! I referred my sister to Brenda recently and she share my sentiment. Wonderful experience all around, in a business that can be very emotional and difficult, no less."
- Kelly Marie

"Brenda is top notch and I recommend her unconditionally. She sells a lot of real estate, but is so organized that we got first rate service each and every time we contacted her. E-mails were often answered within minutes and we feel that she gave us excellent advice. We interviewed a few of the top Realtors in Dubuque and selected her as the best. We were not disappointed in our choice."
- Lyndel

"We were moving from Iowa to North Carolina and had to leave our house unsold. I had the highest confidence leaving the house in Brenda's care. She went by the house often and checked on everything and kept in contact with us regularly."
- Bridget

"We would highly recommend Brenda. She not only sold our home, she found one exactly perfect for us. She goes above and beyond to assist in both home sales and home purchases. Hire her. You won't regret it!"

"Brenda was amazing to work with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house. She was honest, and we trust(ed) her in our first home purchase. She was very responsive, and always worked around our hectic schedules, even if it was house hunting on Sundays. She helped to make a dream come true, and we absolutely LOVE our new house. A huge THANK YOU to Brenda and ReMax for making our first home purchase an awesome experience!
- Amanda

"Brenda was very easy to work with during the entire process. She responded to all of our questions quickly and efficiently. We will definitely call her again when we need a Realtor!"
- Timothy

It's All About Putting


Here are a few of Brenda Charlson's recent sales. For the most up-to-date information on our statistics, you can visit

               50 Bluff Street                       SOLD!                  102% of list price
               555 Michigan Avenue.          SOLD!                  100% of list price
               67 Gandolfo Street.              SOLD!                  103% of list price
               2970 Timberline.                   SOLD!                  102% of list price
               597 Montgomery                  SOLD!                   100.5% of list price
              1985 Carter Road                  SOLD!                   100% of list price
              2892 Katrina Circle                SOLD!                   99.5% of list price
              13372 Ballymore Lane           SOLD!                   98% of list price
              845 Euclid                              SOLD!                   99.6% of list price
              2358 Graham Circle               SOLD!                   99.5% of list price

It's Time For


Gone are the days when an agent could just put up a listing in the Multiple Listing Service and sit back and wait for another agent to sell the house for them. And if all it took to sell a house was simply putting it in the MLS, wouldn't everyone be selling their homes themselves? And by now, don't you owe yourself more than the status quo?

It's time for a new agent, new marketing, new buyers, and most of all... new possibilities. Ultimately, my goal is to sell your property for the most money possible, and in the process re-connect you with the excitement you originally felt upon first listing. And here are some of the ways we achieve this:

  • Comprehensive Marketing Plan - My comprehensive marketing plan will get your home seen by thousands of motivated buyers. Ultimately, my goal is to get your home the most exposure necessary to highlight the best qualities of the home. Please get in touch with me and I will be happy to provide you with a copy of my marketing plan.
  • Professional Photography - Over 90% of buyers begin their home searches online, so first impressions matter. This is why I take the expense of hiring a professional photographer for every one of my listings, ensuring we show your property in the best light from the very beginning.
  • Premium Online Placement – You may have heard of real estate syndicate websites like,,, and more. Unlike with other brokerages, we believe in promoting and showcasing your home on as many websites as possible.
  • Staging - Feedback buyers often give of homes that don't sell is that they couldn't envision themselves living in it given the current owner's choice of furnishings and any clutter or imperfections. According to US Housing and Urban Development, a staged home will sell, on average, 17% higher than a home that is not staged. The National Association of REALTORS® states that the average staging investment is between 1 and 3% of the home's asking price and generates a return of 8 to 10%.
  • Dedicated Social Media Promotion – We are dedicated to the online promotion and social media marketing of your property. We make sure that we've left no stone unturned in the internet marketing of your property.
  • 5-Star Response Time to Buyer Leads - According to a study done by MIT, the odds of contacting a lead more than 5 minutes versus 30 minutes drops 100 times. From 5 to 10 minutes the odds decrease by 5 times. Is there any wonder why the average agent misses so many opportunities to convert buyer leads for their sellers? The statistics are clear-- the modern internet consumer moves fast, and expects us to do the same.
  • Print Media Campaign – I firmly believe it's still important to have a print media campaign for your home. This would include a professionally printed color brochure as well as home facts and highlight sheets for potential buyers. We also still promote our homes through newspaper and magazine advertising.

"As you can see we cast a wide net to attract as many buyers as possible to your home."

Hire in Confidence


As you undoubtedly are starting to see, whether or not your home gets sold depends heavily on the agent you choose to hire for the job. And choosing the wrong one can be extremely costly. One of the most common concerns we hear from sellers who have been through a negative experience previously is that they don't want to be tied down into another lengthy listing contract with another agent. We think that makes complete sense. You could be locked into a situation for months with no recourse if things go awry.

Knowing this, Brenda Charlson, Re/Max offers a cancellation guarantee through our "Easy-Exit," no- questions-asked listing contract. Either you are completely happy with our services, or you can terminate the listing agreement at any time. There's no gimmick here... It's plain and simple, and most importantly, in writing.

Why You Should Hire


You will receive a precision marketing campaign that will provide strong and targeted marketing using ALL mediums of exposure to market your property. I can promise you that I will spend the money to market your home properly and work the hardest to get it sold.

  • Excellent service and support
  • A comprehensive comparative market analysis
  • A winning marketing campaign
  • Every effort to sell your home
  • The resources of Re/Max

With over 18 years of experience, you can rest assured you have an expert full time REALTOR who is knowledgeable about the local market, as well as schools, shopping, public transportation, churches and other amenities offer by our community.



Brenda Charlson epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Brenda grew up in the Midwest and has resided in Dubuque, Iowa for the past 20 years. She started a full time career in real estate 18 years ago.

Brenda has continued rising early, working hard and has since built a successful career in real estate. She has worked many aspects of the industry representing sellers, buyers, investors, home builders and banks in both the residential and commercial market.

Aside from her real estate life, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their families. In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading, boating and motorcycle riding.

Brenda has been trained and inspired by some of the best in the business. She flies the country to continually learn and stay on top of the latest trends so she can offer the tri-state area the best real estate services.

Brenda uses her experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. She will initiate communication in every detail of the transaction, from the first phone call all the way to close. Five words you can count on from Brenda Charlson, integrity, commitment, passion, reliability and authenticity.