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.

Sunday
Jun 28
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 9

Digging Up Trouble

Mother-daughter duo Darlene and Laura are flipping their first home together in Rahway, New Jersey. They quickly discover that they have a lot to learn, but with some hard work, they may be able to work a miracle and turn the profit they're hoping for.

Sunday
Jun 28
3am | 2c
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.

Thursday
Jul 30
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 12

Flipping and Falling

Ben and his boyfriend, Will, are in a little over their heads as they try to flip a house in Pittsburgh, PA, to make quick cash. They hope to make enough of a profit to open their own bakery so they can kick-start their own dreams by creating a dream home for someone else.

Saturday
Dec 12
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Digging Up Trouble

Mother-daughter duo Darlene and Laura are flipping their first home together in Rahway, New Jersey. They quickly discover that they have a lot to learn, but with some hard work, they may be able to work a miracle and turn the profit they're hoping for.

Saturday
Mar 12
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Take a Load Off

Chrissy and Eric have some big ideas for their first flip. Problem is, neither Chrissy nor Eric know for sure if these plans are even possible. They want an open concept first floor and they want to tear down an entire structure in the backyard. It's a wild ride, but they're in it for the big money.

Saturday
Apr 16
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Double Trouble

Cousins Will and Mike are teaming up to flip a two-unit house as a new business venture in Elizabeth, New Jersey. They're excited for the flip, but an unexpected event leaves one cousin shorthanded with a lot more work than he bargained for.

Saturday
Nov 12
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Family that Flips Together

When Brandon found out that his mother and stepfather were going to flip a house in Hamilton, New Jersey, 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?

Monday
Nov 14
2pm | 1c
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
Jan 28
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

Toddlers and Timelines

Jackie and Eric's original timeline of three months for their flip is unexpectedly cut down to one month when Eric gets a job offer in another state. Jackie and Eric must work as fast as they can to complete their flip, which is made increasingly difficult with their three toddlers at the job site.

Saturday
May 6
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Hit The Brakes

Ernie and Megan are schoolteachers who have decided to flip a house in Vineland, New Jersey, 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
Jun 10
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

Missing the Muscle

When Craig and Matt decided to flip a house on the Jersey Shore, they expected it to be an easy project. However, their Asbury Park flip is sent into a tailspin when Matt leaves for several months for a new job and Craig must figure out how to finish the flip on his own.

Sunday
Jul 23
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Pipe Shelving Dreams

A husband and wife team decide to flip an enormous log cabin in South Carolina, but they soon realize that they have very different interests. As she becomes more focused on the design features of the house, he worries that too many important construction projects are left incomplete. The two young flippers must find a middle ground if they are going to finish on time.

Sunday
Nov 12
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Season 6, Episode 5

A Flip for All Seasons

First-timers enlist their friend to flip a house in Long Island, NY, but quickly realize that the project is more complicated than they ever expected. After the group is forced to tear down the entire frame of the house, the race is on to rebuild it from the foundation and finish as fast as possible. While one has the construction knowledge to lead the flip, his inexperienced partners will need to learn fast if the three of them are going to make up any ground together.

Tuesday
May 22
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 7

From Tune-Up to Teardown

A young couple believes they have scored the deal of a lifetime when they acquire an old farmhouse for their first flip. They soon realize, however, that the house is beyond repair. They're left to rebuild from the ground up, risking everything they have in the process.

Tuesday
May 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Pipe Shelving Dreams

A husband and wife team decide to flip an enormous log cabin in South Carolina, but they soon realize that they have very different interests. As she becomes more focused on the design features of the house, he worries that too many important construction projects are left incomplete. The two young flippers must find a middle ground if they are going to finish on time.

Tuesday
May 22
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 11

I Now Pronounce You Flippers

A young couple simultaneously plans a wedding and flips their first house together in Miami, FL. While they initially think they will save a ton of money by doing a lot of the construction themselves, their inexperience ends up delaying them at every turn. With each project, they realize that they might need to dip into their wedding budget to get this house finished correctly.

Tuesday
May 22
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

Columns, Counters and Cousins

Corey decides to flip a house in Knoxville, 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.

Tuesday
May 22
11am | 10c
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?

Tuesday
May 22
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Trowel and Error

Best friends that are behind on their flip in Guntersville, Alabama, disagree on how to get back on track. One wants to hire subcontractors to help pick up the pace, but the other wants to protect their profit margin by figuring it out themselves.

Tuesday
May 22
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 10

No Gutters, No Glory

A young married couple has decided to flip a house with the help of her brother. While the flip starts off well, the project soon falls behind. The guys want to move as quickly as possible but she is concerned that important details are being overlooked in the mad dash to the finish. Her fun-loving brother's reckless methods may also be putting his safety, and the entire project, at risk.

Tuesday
May 22
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 22
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
May 22
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

I Now Pronounce You Flippers

A young couple simultaneously plans a wedding and flips their first house together in Miami, FL. While they initially think they will save a ton of money by doing a lot of the construction themselves, their inexperience ends up delaying them at every turn. With each project, they realize that they might need to dip into their wedding budget to get this house finished correctly.

Saturday
May 26
8pm | 7c
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.

Saturday
May 26
8:30pm | 7:30c

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