I know some people have written the show off as another 'reality television' show shipping a husband and wife team, but I do think the show starting off fairly legit. I think it's a basic primer for buying moderate sized homes from banks, renovating them using a contractor, then selling them through open house. Whenever they are successful, they usually make in the lower five figures, which I believe is reasonable (after the initial investment, renovation money, giving the contractor his fair cut, and finally paying the closing costs). Initially, Tarek and Christian El Moussa started off buying houses through daytime auctions. Now, they are shown using an online app that notifies them of listings in real time (I'm not sure of the name of the app, maybe someone here can help me out with that). What are your opinions of this husband and wife team buying and selling real estate? Even if you feel that the show may be becoming more and more staged, what do you feel about the concept? How can it be improved? My initial thoughts are that it must take a LOT of starting capital. From the looks of it, Tarek came from fairly good means and his family pitched in with the initial investment. To compete, they sometimes have to buy houses in cash for 400k easily. And the wife Christina is more than just 'eye candy' (lol), she has a pretty good eye for design in the renovation, especially for someone who probably didn't study that in college. Plus she's good with the home staging when they present it to buyer families. I will say that now they are poses to make more money selling their "tips" through training workshops. So it's an extension of the business to make more money on the side.