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 7

Til' Tile Do Us Part

Engaged couple Chris and Rachel are attempting their first flip in St. Louis, Missouri, 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 these fiances will need all the help they can get if they want their flip to be successful.

Saturday
Sep 5
11pm | 10c
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
Oct 17
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 13

Elevate to Renovate

Best friends Cole and Tony take on a hurricane-damaged house in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, as their first flip. They have to first raise the house an entire story before they can tackle the interior. The pair has a lot of work ahead of them, but they hope to make this house better than ever and turn a profit.

Tuesday
Mar 8
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

To Beam or Not to Beam

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

Sunday
Mar 13
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Jun 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Jul 30
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Bayou Buyin'

For their first flip, Maria and her boyfriend Randy are turning a rundown, two-family home in Gretna, Louisiana, into a large dream house in hopes of making a substantial profit. As if a first time flip isn't stressful enough, the tension increases when Maria calls in her ex-husband to help with the demolition, but these two need the help to get the job done.

Sunday
Aug 14
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Til' Tile Do Us Part

Engaged couple Chris and Rachel are attempting their first flip in St. Louis, Missouri, 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 these fiances will need all the help they can get if they want their flip to be successful.

Wednesday
Aug 17
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 3

To Beam or Not to Beam

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

Wednesday
Sep 14
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 4

Hole Budget

Samm and her husband, Chris, have always loved doing Jntuanantapur projects on their own home, so they decided to flip a house in Dallas. They were able to find a condo instead and thought starting smaller would be a good idea. While the square footage may be less, this condo hasn't been touched since 1970 and everything needs to be updated. Troubles with the HOA and disagreements over their budget may make this first flip a flop.

Sunday
Dec 4
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 9

Side by Siding

Jean and her niece, Elizabeth, have worked together for years as land surveyors, and they have decided that their teamwork is strong enough to tackle their first house flip in Johnsburg, Illinois. While they start out optimistic, they realize they might have bitten off more than they can chew by flipping a house and a small cottage on the same lot. As things continue to go wrong at every turn, these ladies begin to doubt if they will ever finish their project.

Saturday
Jan 28
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 7

Dubious Flip in DuBois

Brooke and her boyfriend Shawn update an enormous historic home in DuBois, Pennsylvania. 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
Jun 24
8pm | 7c
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.

Saturday
Dec 2
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 9

On a Limb

A woman in Milford, CT, begins to worry when her husband's haphazard renovation methods take their flip off the rails. She's worried about the quality of the job and knows taking back control of the construction is the only way to carry them through.

Saturday
Feb 24
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 1

Flipped Out Friends

Two real estate agent best friends flip their first home in Tacoma, WA, with hopes that their insider knowledge of what sells will pull them through. However, with no prior renovation experience, they put their friendship, flip and safety on the line.

Saturday
Feb 24
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 11

Rebuilder's Remorse

A husband recruits the help of his wife to flip their first home in Grand Forks, ND. She loves demo but things get tricky when it comes time for rebuild. He realizes he might not have the best partner to navigate the waters of the rebuild process as the North Dakota winter approaches.

Saturday
Feb 24
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 6

When Duty Calls

Busy parents attempt their first flip in Kettering, OH, but things get hectic balancing life at home, their landscaping business and the flip's short schedule. When he's constantly pulled away with his day job, she grows concerned that they can't devote enough attention to finish the project on time.

Saturday
Feb 24
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 11

Rebuilder's Remorse

A husband recruits the help of his wife to flip their first home in Grand Forks, ND. She loves demo but things get tricky when it comes time for rebuild. He realizes he might not have the best partner to navigate the waters of the rebuild process as the North Dakota winter approaches.

Sunday
Feb 25
12am | 11c
Season 7, Episode 6

When Duty Calls

Busy parents attempt their first flip in Kettering, OH, but things get hectic balancing life at home, their landscaping business and the flip's short schedule. When he's constantly pulled away with his day job, she grows concerned that they can't devote enough attention to finish the project on time.

Sunday
Feb 25
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

On a Limb

A woman in Milford, CT, begins to worry when her husband's haphazard renovation methods take their flip off the rails. She's worried about the quality of the job and knows taking back control of the construction is the only way to carry them through.

Sunday
Feb 25
3am | 2c
Season 7, Episode 1

Flipped Out Friends

Two real estate agent best friends flip their first home in Tacoma, WA, with hopes that their insider knowledge of what sells will pull them through. However, with no prior renovation experience, they put their friendship, flip and safety on the line.

Sunday
Feb 25
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 7, Episode 8

Quick Flip or Slow Drip?

A competitive couple attempts to power through their first flip in Holmes, PA. The project starts strong as the couple strives to do most of the work themselves and keep costs as low as possible. Unforeseen plumbing issues lead to a near flood in the basement, however, causing the panicked couple to question if they can pull through at all.

Saturday
Mar 3
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 7

Momma Knows Best

A college student enlists the help of her mother while flipping a house in Connecticut for money to pay for her tuition. The duo feels optimistic after a strong start attempting most projects themselves to save money. The young student is a little less enthused by the job as their schedule presses on, however, leaving her hard-working mother worried her daughter's social life will distract her from pulling her weight in the project.

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

Flipped Out Friends

Two real estate agent best friends flip their first home in Tacoma, WA, with hopes that their insider knowledge of what sells will pull them through. However, with no prior renovation experience, they put their friendship, flip and safety on the line.

Saturday
Mar 3
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 6

When Duty Calls

Busy parents attempt their first flip in Kettering, OH, but things get hectic balancing life at home, their landscaping business and the flip's short schedule. When he's constantly pulled away with his day job, she grows concerned that they can't devote enough attention to finish the project on time.

Saturday
Mar 3
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

Flipping in the Big Easy

Two friends and stay-at-home moms decide to flip their first house together in New Orleans, Louisiana, but their conflicting design styles and schedule test the limits of their friendship. In order to finish the flip on time and on budget, they'll have to find a way to compromise.

Saturday
Mar 3
9pm | 8c

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