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 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.

Thursday
Jul 30
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 5
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Aug 17
7pm | 6c
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.

Saturday
Aug 22
12:30am | 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
Aug 29
11pm | 10c
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?

Saturday
Dec 12
3pm | 2c
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
Jan 13
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Mar 12
5pm | 4c
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.

Saturday
Mar 26
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.

Friday
Jun 10
5pm | 4c
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.

Saturday
Jun 18
8pm | 7c
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
Aug 6
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 17
5pm | 4c
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.

Saturday
Aug 27
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
1am | 12c
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 10
10pm | 9c
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.

Saturday
Sep 10
10:30pm | 9:30c
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 10
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 11

Flip School

After meeting in real estate school, Elsie, Derek and Serge decide that they should band together and flip their first house as a team. While they have taken on a huge project, there may be too many cooks in the kitchen with this flip. With conflicting ideas and things like an animal infestation plaguing the renovations, this group is finding that there might not be strength in numbers. All three of these flippers have a stake in this flip and need to learn to work together if they want to make a profit.

Saturday
Sep 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 11
1am | 12c
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.

Sunday
Sep 11
1:30am | 12:30c
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!

Sunday
Sep 11
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 11

Flip School

After meeting in real estate school, Elsie, Derek and Serge decide that they should band together and flip their first house as a team. While they have taken on a huge project, there may be too many cooks in the kitchen with this flip. With conflicting ideas and things like an animal infestation plaguing the renovations, this group is finding that there might not be strength in numbers. All three of these flippers have a stake in this flip and need to learn to work together if they want to make a profit.

Sunday
Sep 11
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 14
12pm | 11c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 14
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 14
1pm | 12c

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