Dos and Don'ts From Real-Life First-Time Flippers

Flipping a house can't be that difficult...right? Famous last words. See how these buyers dealt with unexpected problems and learn from their mistakes and triumphs.

Matt and Abby's First Flip

Check out Matt and Abby's story as they flip their first home.

About the show

Can two First Time Flippers turn a disaster house into a dream home? We chronicle the highs and lows of renovation as homeowners take on their very first flip. Will they make a profit? Or break the bank?

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16 First Time Flipper Mistakes to Avoid 16 Photos

Congratulations on deciding to flip a house, intrepid investor! Now double down on your bright idea by avoiding these rookie blunders.

The 10 Stages of Flipping a House 10 Photos

Flipping a house is an emotional roller coaster. If you’re thinking about following the lead of Jntuanantapur’s First Time Flippers, here’s what you can expect to experience, from first purchase to final sale.

Season 1, Episode 12

Flipping and Falling

Ben and his boyfriend Will are a little over their heads as they try to flip a house to make quick cash. Their hope is to come up with enough funding for a new business, a bakery of their own. If they can create a dream home for someone else, they may be able to kick start their own dreams.

Sunday
Mar 13
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

The Family That Flips Together

Jerry has wanted to try his luck at house flipping for years. With his brother in law as his financial backer and his wife and kids as the extra labor forces, he's finally got his chance. This flip is a family affair.

Sunday
Apr 10
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 5

Jntuanantapur or DIE

Megan and Sarah run a Jntuanantapur blog and workshop, but they've decided to take their projects to the next level: flipping a house! These girls may have an eye for design, but they have a lot to learn about construction. With the occasional injury and lack of focus, the girls struggle to complete their renovations on time and anywhere near budget.

Sunday
Jul 10
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 11

Flip School

After meeting in real estate school, Elsie, Derek and Serge decide that they should band together and flip their first house as a team. While they have taken on a huge project, there may be too many cooks in the kitchen with this flip. With conflicting ideas and things like an animal infestation plaguing the renovations, this group is finding that there might not be strength in numbers. All three of these flippers have a stake in this flip and need to learn to work together if they want to make a profit.

Saturday
Aug 13
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Flip School

After meeting in real estate school, Elsie, Derek and Serge decide that they should band together and flip their first house as a team. While they have taken on a huge project, there may be too many cooks in the kitchen with this flip. With conflicting ideas and things like an animal infestation plaguing the renovations, this group is finding that there might not be strength in numbers. All three of these flippers have a stake in this flip and need to learn to work together if they want to make a profit.

Saturday
Oct 1
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 4

Roto'til Death Do Us Part

Anna and Jake are a young couple attempting to flip their first house in a wealthy area of Pennsylvania. Anna wants this house to be as upscale as the neighborhood, but Jake is worried that his wife's grand ideas will push them so far over budget that they will end up losing money on the house.

Sunday
Nov 6
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

The Family That Flips Together

Jerry has wanted to try his luck at house flipping for years. With his brother in law as his financial backer and his wife and kids as the extra labor forces, he's finally got his chance. This flip is a family affair.

Monday
Nov 14
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

No Use Crying Over Spilt Paint

Marissa and Johan, an Orlando-based husband and wife duo, have decided to flip their first house. But the deeper they get into their renovations, the more they realize they might not be able to pull off this flip. Johan claims to have extensive home renovation experience, but Marissa soon realizes that he isn't as skilled as he says and it is up to her to figure out a way to control a flip that has spiraled out of control.

Sunday
Dec 11
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 13

Shiplap and Mishaps

Husband-and-wife flipping team Robert and Tobi have decided to renovate a historic home in New Jersey. After Tobi becomes fixated on salvaging and saving anything she can from the old home, Robert has to find a way to appease his wife while still updating the house for a modern buyer.

Sunday
Jan 15
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

The House of Broken Beams

Young architects Michele and her boyfriend Kris have decided to start their own construction and design business by flipping houses in upstate New York. While this couple may have the construction knowledge to rebuild this house right, the stress of the flip puts a strain on the couple's relationship. Tensions run high when Michele and Kris don't see eye to eye on the importance of certain design elements of the house.

Wednesday
Jan 25
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

Mother Knows Best

When Bobby told his mother that the real estate market in Portland was perfect for flipping a house, he did not expect her to quit her job and move in with him to find her own project. Now Bobby has to help his inexperienced mother flip her first house, but will she listen to his experience or stick to her own ideas about design?

Saturday
Apr 1
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Mistakes Lead to Breaks

Kristen and her boyfriend, Mario, decide to flip their first house together, but when their contractor unexpectedly abandons them in the middle of the project, they struggle to finish their flip on time. Tensions run high as Kristen wants to start a new career as a professional flipper, while Mario just wants to rush through the renovation and get it over with.

Saturday
Apr 8
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Father's First Flip

Courtney has enlisted her father, Dennis, to help her flip her first house at the lake. The father-daughter team hopes their flip will bring up property values at their family's beloved vacation retreat, but doing all the renovations themselves proves more challenging than they expected.

Saturday
May 27
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 7

Dubious Flip in DuBois

Brooke and her boyfriend Shawn update an enormous historic home in DuBois, PA. However, Brooke's construction inexperience slows down the progress and the young couple clashes when Shawn keeps reassigning projects to himself to save time.

Saturday
Aug 19
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 8

Don't Quit On A Sandpit

After quitting his job to focus all of his attention on his first flip, a man and his wife grow concerned about finishing the project on time. While he attempts to complete everything on his own, she's worried his work will cause more damage than he realizes and wants to call in professional help. Will he give in so they can wrap up their first project by their strict deadline?

Saturday
Aug 19
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

In The Binder We Trust

Two young actors try to earn extra money by flipping a house in Morrisville, PA. Because of their inexperience, one of them strictly follows instructions she printed from the Internet and compiled into a "construction binder." As the flip goes on, they start to question whether it's better to flip by the book or figure it out on their own.

Saturday
Aug 19
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 9

In The Binder We Trust

Two young actors try to earn extra money by flipping a house in Morrisville, PA. Because of their inexperience, one of them strictly follows instructions she printed from the Internet and compiled into a "construction binder." As the flip goes on, they start to question whether it's better to flip by the book or figure it out on their own.

Sunday
Aug 20
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 7

Dubious Flip in DuBois

Brooke and her boyfriend Shawn update an enormous historic home in DuBois, PA. However, Brooke's construction inexperience slows down the progress and the young couple clashes when Shawn keeps reassigning projects to himself to save time.

Sunday
Aug 20
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 8

Don't Quit On A Sandpit

After quitting his job to focus all of his attention on his first flip, a man and his wife grow concerned about finishing the project on time. While he attempts to complete everything on his own, she's worried his work will cause more damage than he realizes and wants to call in professional help. Will he give in so they can wrap up their first project by their strict deadline?

Sunday
Aug 20
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Mistakes Lead to Breaks

Kristen and her boyfriend, Mario, decide to flip their first house together, but when their contractor unexpectedly abandons them in the middle of the project, they struggle to finish their flip on time. Tensions run high as Kristen wants to start a new career as a professional flipper, while Mario just wants to rush through the renovation and get it over with.

Saturday
Aug 26
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 5

Dancing on the Drop Ceiling

When Daniel accidentally wins a dilapidated house in an auction, he and his pregnant wife, Katie, must rush to finish the house before their baby's due date. With multiple delays and a serious lack of experience, the chances of these flippers finishing before their baby arrives gets slimmer and slimmer as the days progress.

Saturday
Aug 26
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 14

Design Debates

When Tom decides to parlay his career as a real estate agent into house flipping, he partners up with his interior design-savvy friend Leisa. However, Tom ignores Leisa's design ideas, leading Leisa to become increasingly frustrated as the flip progresses.

Saturday
Aug 26
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 13

It's Raining Cabinets

Justin enlists his wife, Gulay, to help with the renovations on his first house flip. But when the flippers run into multiple delays and make mistakes on simple projects, Gulay starts to doubt their ability to successfully finish the flip.

Saturday
Aug 26
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

The Not-So-Handyman

Real estate agent Tabitha enlists her husband, Quincy, to flip a house with her in a quiet suburb outside Atlanta. A self-proclaimed handyman, Quincy is determined to save money by doing all the work himself. But as the flip goes on, Tabitha realizes that Quincy is not as handy as he claims to be, and the quality of the flip starts to suffer from his lack of experience.

Saturday
Aug 26
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 11

Communication is Turnkey

A young married couple flips a house in South Bend, Indiana, and struggles to communicate during the flip. He has more experience and gets frustrated with his wife's lack of construction knowledge, while she gets increasingly upset when he fails to explain the renovation projects.

Saturday
Aug 26
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Father's First Flip

Courtney has enlisted her father, Dennis, to help her flip her first house at the lake. The father-daughter team hopes their flip will bring up property values at their family's beloved vacation retreat, but doing all the renovations themselves proves more challenging than they expected.

Saturday
Aug 26
9pm | 8c

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