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 10

Double Trouble

Will and Mike Homere are close cousins and are teaming up to flip a two-unit house as a new business venture. The two men are excited for the flip, but an unexpected event leaves one cousin shorthanded with a whole lot more work than he bargained for.

Thursday
Jul 2
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 17
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Hit The Brakes

Ernie and Megan are school teachers who have decided to flip a house during their summer vacation. While Megan wants to make this house the best it can possibly be, Ernie just wants to finish the flip and hopefully put some money in their pockets. With time and money running out, Ernie becomes increasingly frustrated with his wife's elaborate renovation plans and the fact that he has to do all the work.

Saturday
Mar 19
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Til' Tile Do Us Part

Chris and Rachel are attempting their first flip with the desire to make a profit and break out of their comfort zones. With Chris' ex-wife helping out with the renovations, comfort zones will no doubt be tested, but this soon-to-be married couple will need all the help they can get if they want their flip to be successful.

Wednesday
Mar 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Fighting Tooth and Nail Gun

For their first flip, Bryan and Kathy Froelich hope to make a profit large enough to get their home development company off the ground. They have a lot of hard work ahead of them, but with a little perseverance, their big dream may come true.

Saturday
Apr 9
8:30pm | 7:30c
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, which means 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. Will Plinio step up and pull his own weight, or will Andrew be left to flip this house all on his own?

Friday
Jun 10
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Family that Flips Together

When Brandon found out that his mother and stepfather were going to flip a house, he decided to go to real estate school and invest in their flip. Brandon may be the baby of the family, but he knows a lot more about what sells houses than Elsie and William. He struggles to get his parents to listen to him, which begs the question, will they be one big happy family, or will this flip be one big mess?

Saturday
Jun 11
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Reckless Renovations

Tom and Mike are long time friends who have decided to flip a two family home together. Mike is an experienced builder and Tom is a real estate, which seems like the perfect flipping team, but Tom's recklessness on a construction site might be the thing that sabotages this flip. These partners are about to have a flipping hard time.

Sunday
Sep 18
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Details and Demo

Sheen and his wife, Laurie, are flipping their first home in sunny Florida but, when the flip becomes significantly delayed, Sheen's meticulous methods annoy Laurie as she rushes to finish the flip in time for the open house.

Sunday
Feb 26
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 14

Danger and Demolition

Young real estate agent Arielle dreams of starting her own house flipping business in Philadelphia and has enlisted her happy-go-lucky boyfriend Ryan as free labor to help her do it. With constant injuries and a never-ending cycle of construction issues, Arielle and Ryan start to question whether they are cut out to be house flippers.

Wednesday
May 31
12pm | 11c
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
Jun 3
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 3

To Beam or Not to Beam

Best friends Blake and Tony have invested their life savings into their first flip. They need this flip to be successful, but the longer the flip takes, the more frustrated Tony becomes with his happy go lucky friend. Blake may have gone to school for architecture and know a thing or two about construction, but Tony needs Blake to work faster if they are to pull this flip off.

Sunday
Jun 4
2:30am | 1:30c
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
Oct 14
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 14

Danger and Demolition

Young real estate agent Arielle dreams of starting her own house flipping business in Philadelphia and has enlisted her happy-go-lucky boyfriend Ryan as free labor to help her do it. With constant injuries and a never-ending cycle of construction issues, Arielle and Ryan start to question whether they are cut out to be house flippers.

Saturday
Oct 21
7pm | 6c
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.

Saturday
Oct 21
7:30pm | 6:30c
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 finds themselves in high water as the renovation proves to be far more difficult than expected.

Saturday
Oct 21
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 14

A Day Late and a Nickel Short

Josh and Jayme are a young married couple who have decided to flip a house in Oklahoma City. When they encounter an unexpected and costly delay, Jayme grows concerned about the cost of extending their renovation but Josh's inner perfectionist refuses to sacrifice quality. Will they finish the house on time or will the devil in the details break the bank?

Saturday
Oct 21
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

Columns, Counters and Cousins

Corey decides to flip a house in Tennessee with his girlfriend Lauren and cousin Chris. While Corey has some construction knowledge, nothing can prepare the team for the amount of work in store for them. The more problems they run into, the more projects they try to do themselves to save money, but Lauren begins to worry that they are in over their heads and there are just some things they should leave to the professionals.

Saturday
Oct 21
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 2

Flue Season

A husband-wife duo flip an oddly shaped lake house in Leitchfield, Kentucky, with a unique history. She has a vision for the house while he has the construction knowledge, but things start to go awry when he gets involved with the design elements.

Saturday
Oct 21
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

Columns, Counters and Cousins

Corey decides to flip a house in Tennessee with his girlfriend Lauren and cousin Chris. While Corey has some construction knowledge, nothing can prepare the team for the amount of work in store for them. The more problems they run into, the more projects they try to do themselves to save money, but Lauren begins to worry that they are in over their heads and there are just some things they should leave to the professionals.

Sunday
Oct 22
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 2

Flue Season

A husband-wife duo flip an oddly shaped lake house in Leitchfield, Kentucky, with a unique history. She has a vision for the house while he has the construction knowledge, but things start to go awry when he gets involved with the design elements.

Sunday
Oct 22
12:30am | 11:30c
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 finds themselves in high water as the renovation proves to be far more difficult than expected.

Sunday
Oct 22
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 14

A Day Late and a Nickel Short

Josh and Jayme are a young married couple who have decided to flip a house in Oklahoma City. When they encounter an unexpected and costly delay, Jayme grows concerned about the cost of extending their renovation but Josh's inner perfectionist refuses to sacrifice quality. Will they finish the house on time or will the devil in the details break the bank?

Sunday
Oct 22
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Sweat Equity

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

Saturday
Oct 28
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 10

Never Flip With Family

Aspiring professional house flipper Kay convinces her younger cousin Arniece to help her flip a three-story townhouse in Philadelphia. Arniece reluctantly agrees to partner with her enthusiastic cousin and soon finds she has to take charge of this flip after Kay makes it clear she has no idea how to renovate a house.

Saturday
Oct 28
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Drowning in Design

Interior designer Denise has decided to take on her most ambitious project yet: flipping a three-story home in Philadelphia. She has partnered with her financially-savvy boyfriend, Tom, and has some grand ideas for the enormous home. Tom soon realizes, however, that Denise has become distracted by the smaller design elements of the house and he will have to take on the majority of the renovations to pull off this flip.

Saturday
Oct 28
7pm | 6c

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