CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Her clients fit the bill. Rudy wanted a house that could accommodate his parents. His partner, Fuz, wanted a fixer-upper that he could give a vintage industrial feel to, whereas Rudy wanted a comfortable, affordable place.
Can this house dilemma be solved? Watch "House Hunters Renovations" at 10 p.m. Oct. 28 to see Charleston native Brittany Walter take her clients on a tour of three houses.
"'House Hunters' is the No. 1-rated show on HGTV. 'House Hunters Renovations' is a spinoff. It's the same concept," said Walter, 27, now of West Hollywood, Calif.
In the hour-long episode, Walter will show her clients three houses. Viewers guess which property they will choose. The second part of the episode involves the renovations that the new homeowners undertake.
"I am not in the second part," said Walter, who has been in Charleston this past week, visiting family including her mother, Kathy Walter.
She said she responded to an email to real-estate agents from the producers seeking participants. Her clients, she said, fit the criteria and wanted to be on the show.
Both Walter, as the real-estate agent, and Rudy and Fuz, as the house hunters, had to submit separate audition videos to the production company.
Walter hopes her appearance on the show will bring business her way. She's had a couple of sales and has done lots of leases, but acknowledged it's a tough time to crack the California housing market.
Walter moved to Los Angeles shortly after she graduated in 2008 from Marshall University, where she majored in criminal justice.
"I came out here and, obviously, it's the film and entertainment industry. I didn't want to do that. I woke up one day and decided I wanted to go into real estate," she said.
Walter said she lives at the base of the Hollywood Hills. "I would go hiking in the Hills and was fascinated by the houses, the architecture and the history behind the houses."
She took into consideration that it was the worst time for the housing business. "I thought the worst time is probably a good time to get in and learn the business because there will be a big change," she said. "If you get in when times are tough, when it's better it will be all that easier."