Tarek & Christina El Moussa as co-stars in Flip or Flop
Flip or Flop tracks the journey of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, as they risk hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy and flip foreclosures, short sales and bank-owned properties. They pay for these houses in cash, sometimes sightunseen. Some of the houses are easy fixes, but others are total teardowns. And they never know what they’ve got until they walk through the door.
On a lark, Tarek El Moussa, 31, sent in a demo tape he made with a borrowed camera to "Flip or Flop" and had a friend edit it. Before he knew it, he was signing a contract with Pie Town Productions for the new show. The couple would buy, fix up and flip 13 houses in 13 episodes.
Today, Tarek El Moussa spends most of his time hunting down new houses and showing the ones he has had fixed up to potential buyers, and Christina El Moussa lists houses for friends and family. Although Tarek El Moussa does some demolition in the show, the couple mostly relies on the skills of their contractor, Israel Battres, and his crew to rehabilitate the houses.