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.

Season 1, Episode 2

Flippin' Termites

Tabatha and Scott are out to flip their first house, but their property has a pesky little problem that could turn into major money loss. They'll need to adjust their schedule and their plan of action to get this house in market ready condition. Will they come out with a profit?

Sunday
May 10
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Inspector Havoc

Phil and Sheri bring their energy and funny chemistry to this quaint renovation. Their unconventional methods of mule kicks, chainsaws and designer boots seem to get the job done until an unexpected visitor threatens to put an end to their beginner's luck. Will they finish their first flip or get stuck paying a mortgage they can't afford?

Sunday
Jun 28
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Inspector Havoc

Phil and Sheri bring their energy and funny chemistry to this quaint renovation. Their unconventional methods of mule kicks, chainsaws and designer boots seem to get the job done until an unexpected visitor threatens to put an end to their beginner's luck. Will they finish their first flip or get stuck paying a mortgage they can't afford?

Monday
Aug 17
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

Flippin' Termites

Tabatha and Scott are out to flip their first house, but their property has a pesky little problem that could turn into major money loss. They'll need to adjust their schedule and their plan of action to get this house in market ready condition. Will they come out with a profit?

Saturday
Sep 5
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Saturday
Oct 3
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Bayou Buyin'

For their first flip, Maria Plaisance and her boyfriend Randy are turning a run-down, two-family home into one 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
Apr 10
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 17
1:30am | 12:30c
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?

Sunday
May 8
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

Digging Up Trouble

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

Wednesday
Jul 6
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 3

Inspector Havoc

Phil and Sheri bring their energy and funny chemistry to this quaint renovation. Their unconventional methods of mule kicks, chainsaws and designer boots seem to get the job done until an unexpected visitor threatens to put an end to their beginner's luck. Will they finish their first flip or get stuck paying a mortgage they can't afford?

Sunday
Oct 30
1:30am | 12:30c
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Friday
Nov 11
5:30pm | 4:30c
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?

Sunday
Nov 13
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Elevate to Renovate

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

Tuesday
Dec 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Saturday
Dec 10
7:30pm | 6:30c
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Saturday
Dec 10
8pm | 7c
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
Dec 10
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
Dec 10
9pm | 8c
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Saturday
Dec 10
9:30pm | 8:30c
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.

Saturday
Dec 10
10pm | 9c
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
Dec 10
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Abandon Flip!

Former detective turned small-business owner John and his friend Alex purchased a home from the 1970s in the town of North Bergen, New Jersey. Everything in the home needs to be brought up to modern standards. Alex has experience and is more logical in his plans but John is the one paying for renovations and wants to do as much as he can without hiring help. As their timeline stretches, tensions will run high in this flip.

Saturday
Dec 10
11pm | 10c
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
Dec 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
Dec 11
12am | 11c
Season , Episode

Sunday
Dec 11
12:30am | 11:30c
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
Dec 11
1am | 12c
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.

Sunday
Dec 11
1:30am | 12:30c

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