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.

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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 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 5

The Family That Flips Together

Jerry has wanted to try his luck at house flipping for years. With his brother in law as his financial backer and his wife and kids as the extra labor forces, he's finally got his chance. This flip is a family affair.

Sunday
Jul 12
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 1

Philadelphia Fixer

Newlyweds Matt and Abby Shepard decided it was time to stop paying rent and start flipping houses. They bought their first project in Manayunk, right outside of Philadelphia, and they plan to live in the home while renovating it. They will attack the kitchen, study, living room, and bathroom, not to mention the front of the house, in an effort to cosmetically address a number of issues and improve the home's curb appeal and overall value. If they can stay under budget, they can make a quick profit that will start their new life together out on the right foot.

Saturday
Dec 12
2pm | 1c
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.

Monday
Feb 29
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 11

Window Pain

Chris Dipreta and Brian Defosses are business partners looking to make some quick cash on a house flip. The house they purchased needs a lot of work, but this could lead to a new arm to their business endeavors.

Monday
Mar 7
10pm | 9c
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 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.

Friday
May 13
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
May 22
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?

Friday
Jun 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
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 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?

Friday
Jul 29
1pm | 12c
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 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?

Saturday
Sep 24
6pm | 5c
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
Sep 24
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Saturday
Sep 24
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

Underprepared And Overwhelmed

Metahan and Annabelle have decided to flip a house in order to earn some extra money while Annabelle is on maternity leave. Metahan has worked in construction, but most of his work was managerial and took place safely in an office. Annabelle may have over estimated his experience, and the two of them find themselves in potentially dangerous situations throughout their flip. With their lack of experience and two youngsters to take care of, saying these two are overwhelmed is an understatement!

Saturday
Sep 24
7:30pm | 6:30c
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
Sep 24
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

Waterfront Worry

Matt and Amy knew that they wanted to flip a house in the beautiful beach neighborhood of Brick, NJ, but they didn't want to go overboard. They purchased a lovely waterfront home with mostly cosmetic needs. But Matt went off the rails gutting the whole house. Over budget and overwhelmed, Matt's overzealous plans for renovations are driving Amy out of her mind.

Saturday
Sep 24
8:30pm | 7:30c
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. 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
Sep 24
9pm | 8c
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
Sep 24
9:30pm | 8:30c
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
Sep 24
11pm | 10c
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
Sep 24
11:30pm | 10:30c
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. 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.

Sunday
Sep 25
12am | 11c
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?

Sunday
Sep 25
12:30am | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 25
2am | 1c

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