For the past 18 months, she has worked for Keller Williams -- "a huge, huge company -- a worldwide franchise company" -- first as a part-time assistant to a top agent in the office.
"The market out here is crazy -- very, very competitive," she said.
Walter said people have been hesitant to try to sell their houses because the market is so low. As a result, the housing inventory is also low.
"There are a lot of bidding wars and multiple offers on properties. It's shifted from a buyer's market to a seller's market," she said. And unless the purchaser has all cash, they can't get a great deal on a house anymore.
Walter maintains a Facebook page, where she shows the properties she has sold or leased. To keep viewers engaged, she puts several celebrity-owned houses, such as Madonna's, on her page as well as other houses in those neighborhoods that she finds interesting.
She takes the caravan tour of houses every Tuesday for agents to look at new listings. She's toured the house Ashton Kutcher was buying and has been through several designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
"It's fun and exciting to be in a celebrity house, but 1 out of 10 houses on tour is a celebrity's house," she said.
"I'm not working with multimillion buyers yet," said Walter. And she has a part-time job on the side to help make ends meet.
"I am not from L.A., so it's a little harder to build up a clientele base, but I am slowly getting my stride," she said.
"It is so much fun. To be in a contract and negotiating and helping people find their dream houses ... it's very rewarding."
Walter added that she is always willing to help out any West Virginian moving to L.A. to lease housing or for advice on buying or selling.
She may be contacted at brittanysell...@gmail.com.
Reach Rosalie at ea...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5115.