If you've ever caught an episode of HGTV's Flip or Flop, you've most likely learned a thing or two about which features help sell a house from Christina and Tarek El Moussa. But one of our favorite things about the show is how upfront the couple is about their difficult journey to becoming house flippers. Each episode kicks off by explaining that Christina and Tarek, both former real estate brokers, started flipping houses when the housing market crashed in 2008-they pretty much lost everything and had to work their way back up to be successful again.
By now Christina and Tarek have become pros at navigating Southern California's tricky real estate. We often see them attend fast-paced auctions on the show, at which they strategically battle it out with other investors to buy a house for the best price for returning a profit.
Starcasm recently did some digging to answer one of the most-asked questions about the show: Are these real estate actions real or staged?