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 11

Window Pain

Chris and Brian are business partners looking to make some quick cash on a house flip in Middletown, Connecticut. The house they purchased needs a lot of work, but they're hoping it leads to a new arm to their business endeavors.

Saturday
Oct 17
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Not So Silent Partner

Chad and April finally saved up enough money to quit their jobs and start flipping houses with the help of their silent partner, Michelle. But when Michelle shows up unannounced to throw in her two cents, April and Chad are the ones left speechless. The girls take the flip for a detour, and Chad is left wondering if he can handle all the work on his own without doing more damage to their budget, or himself.

Friday
Jul 29
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Her Way or The Highway

Monica and Whit put their relationship to the test as they flip their first house. Monica has worked on her own home and believes that she knows everything about construction. Her partner Whit thinks she might be making things more difficult than they need to be, but what Monica wants, Monica gets.

Saturday
Oct 1
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Not So Silent Partner

Chad and April finally saved up enough money to quit their jobs and start flipping houses with the help of their silent partner, Michelle. But when Michelle shows up unannounced to throw in her two cents, April and Chad are the ones left speechless. The girls take the flip for a detour, and Chad is left wondering if he can handle all the work on his own without doing more damage to their budget, or himself.

Monday
Nov 14
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Sweat Equity

First-time flipper Jeneane decides to partner with her seemingly experienced boyfriend, Eric, to renovate a house in Sanger, Texas. As the flip progresses, Jeneane realizes that Eric may not have as much construction experience as she thought, and she'll have to take charge if they're ever going to finish this flip.

Tuesday
Feb 7
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

High Heels and High Budget

Susan and Rolf are a husband-and-wife flipping team that have found the bargain of a lifetime in one of the country's most expensive zip codes: the Hamptons. The flippers soon find that the amazing location may not be worth all the issues they discover in this rundown home. With problems around every corner and a dwindling budget, Susan and Rolf must rush to finish the house before they completely run out of money.

Sunday
Mar 5
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Late Again

Friends Paul and Chris decided to start a house flipping business together in Ocean Township, New Jersey. Paul's experience as a builder is mostly from the comfort of an office overseeing the business side, and Chris is a little more laid back. Paul wants to get this renovation completed as soon as possible, but that means zeroing in on each task while Chris moves from one project to the next.

Wednesday
Apr 12
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 14

California Flippin'

Storeowners Drew and Plinio have always wanted to flip a house, but after they start, Plinio is constantly leaving the job site to check on their beloved shop, leaving Drew is on his own. These two are putting their relationship to the test and taking a huge risk by investing all their money in this house.

Wednesday
Apr 12
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Flip School

After meeting in real estate school, Elsie, Derek and Serge band together to flip their first house as a team, but 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 trio finds that there might not be strength in numbers. But all three have a stake in this flip and need to learn to work together if they want to make a profit.

Saturday
Apr 15
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Father Flips Best

A young, aspiring house flipper, Becky, partners up with her father to flip a house in Dundalk, Maryland. Perry wants to teach Becky all the ins and outs of home renovation, while Becky, on the other hand, wants to finish this flip as soon as possible. While the flip starts off smoothly, Becky soon realizes that she may be in for way more father-daughter bonding time than she can handle.

Sunday
May 28
1am | 12c
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.

Sunday
May 28
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

The Nails 'n the Coughin'

Lifelong friends set out to flip their first house together in their hometown of Overland, Missouri. While one has past experience renovating houses, the other is a total newbie. It doesn't take long before they start questioning each other's methods and are left wondering how to best complete their first project.

Sunday
Nov 19
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 8

Tropic Blunder

A mother-daughter team flips their first house on the beautiful island of Kauai, HI. While the flipping newbies have real estate experience, a surprise visit from a building inspector quickly gets them off track. The ladies soon find themselves in high water as the renovation proves to be far more difficult than expected.

Saturday
Feb 3
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 14

Unscrewed Flip

A real estate agent takes on a flip with her mom in Bossier City, Louisiana. These novices are in over their heads from the start as basic tools cause a struggle and attempted projects go awry. Tensions run high as they blow past their expected six-week schedule, hurting their budget and possibly their business partnership.

Saturday
May 19
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 4

Light at the End of the Flip

A married couple starts on what they believe will be the perfect flip in Rochester, New York. But one partner's meticulous nature leads the couple to move at a pace so slow it could jeopardize their two-month schedule, while the other's sense of urgency induces stress over the timeline. These flippers soon realize that the only way they may finish this flip is to divide and conquer on their own terms.

Saturday
May 19
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Weathering the Flip

Two cousins take on their first flip as hurricane season approaches in Louisiana. They weather the storm but they're left to fix a ton of residual damage. It's a lot for any project but it's especially tough for first timers hoping to keep their heads above water.

Saturday
May 19
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 10

Lonely Star State Flip

A young couple finds themselves in deep water on a flip in Pecan Grove, Texas. While he works on an oil rig for two weeks at a time, she struggles to find projects she can take on alone while she cares for their baby. The stress of their approaching open house starts to hit home as they try to split their schedules between the flip, a full-time job and full-time parenting.

Saturday
May 19
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Flip-cation

A West Coast couple attempts a four-week flip while on vacation in her hometown of Perry, New York. As the end of their trip approaches, he wants to find contractors to finish the house when they're back home, but she worries that they won't find anyone who can see her vision through to completion.

Saturday
May 19
11pm | 10c
Season 7, Episode 13

Besties on a Budget

Two best friends flipping a house in Amherst, NY, struggle to complete renovation projects themselves due to lack of experience. Failed project after failed project leaves one looking to the pros. The other, however, begins looking to the numbers in search of a cheaper way.

Saturday
May 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 14

Unscrewed Flip

A real estate agent takes on a flip with her mom in Bossier City, Louisiana. These novices are in over their heads from the start as basic tools cause a struggle and attempted projects go awry. Tensions run high as they blow past their expected six-week schedule, hurting their budget and possibly their business partnership.

Sunday
May 20
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 4

Light at the End of the Flip

A married couple starts on what they believe will be the perfect flip in Rochester, New York. But one partner's meticulous nature leads the couple to move at a pace so slow it could jeopardize their two-month schedule, while the other's sense of urgency induces stress over the timeline. These flippers soon realize that the only way they may finish this flip is to divide and conquer on their own terms.

Sunday
May 20
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Weathering the Flip

Two cousins take on their first flip as hurricane season approaches in Louisiana. They weather the storm but they're left to fix a ton of residual damage. It's a lot for any project but it's especially tough for first timers hoping to keep their heads above water.

Sunday
May 20
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 10

Lonely Star State Flip

A young couple finds themselves in deep water on a flip in Pecan Grove, Texas. While he works on an oil rig for two weeks at a time, she struggles to find projects she can take on alone while she cares for their baby. The stress of their approaching open house starts to hit home as they try to split their schedules between the flip, a full-time job and full-time parenting.

Sunday
May 20
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Flip-cation

A West Coast couple attempts a four-week flip while on vacation in her hometown of Perry, New York. As the end of their trip approaches, he wants to find contractors to finish the house when they're back home, but she worries that they won't find anyone who can see her vision through to completion.

Sunday
May 20
2am | 1c
Season 7, Episode 13

Besties on a Budget

Two best friends flipping a house in Amherst, NY, struggle to complete renovation projects themselves due to lack of experience. Failed project after failed project leaves one looking to the pros. The other, however, begins looking to the numbers in search of a cheaper way.

Sunday
May 20
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Another Brick in the Flip

A couple decides to flip an old farmhouse in North Carolina, but the two soon realize they may have taken on more than they can handle. With time running out, they worry that if they don't bust their budget and hire professional help, their flip will never end.

Tuesday
May 22
8:30am | 7:30c

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