Just caught this show last night. I really like the couple - although Tarek is a bit pushy. I suppose he's got the kind of forceful personality necessary to flip houses though. That's such a huge gamble, even in a good market. Both houses they showed last night they made a huge profit on so I'll be interested to see episodes where it doesn't go so well for them.
Also, get the screaming baby out of the shot!! OMG that was awful to hear. They might be used to their screaming brat, but we aren't!
I felt badly for the stager at the Spanish style home. Baby was following them around yelling at the top of her lungs and stager-lady had to pretend she didn't hear and/or didn't mind. I guess when you're asking someone to pay you for a service it's hard to say "Excuse me, could you please put your screaming kid somewhere else? She's giving me a headache."
Until I saw Tarek trying to fill up a swimming pool with rocks and broken concrete, I thought that the flips were probably done well. Now I suspect that they're just slapping lipstick on these pigs and passing on other serious issues.
Well, we know they have to do everything to code. Like how they had to rip out the vents and replace them because of mold or how they had to replace a window because it wasn't big enough for the contractor to crawl through. And I suspect HGTV wouldn't want to have a show where the hosts were cheating on code violations because, who wants a lawsuit? There's probably someone in charge of these shows who makes sure that doesn't happen. But I guess it's perfectly OK to bury the concrete from the torn-out pool under the ground, legally.
In as much as any of these shows are faked, I did notice that one of the potential "buyers" at the open house was the same guy who was at the auction, so LOL for random extras hired to play multiple roles.