This Is Scott McGillivray

Get to know this real estate expert as he coaches rookie investors.

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Scott McGillivray's First-Time Home-Buying Tips

The pro behind Buyers Bootcamp walks us through what makes a property a prime potential investment—and what can be a deal-breaker.

Scott McGillivray's Top 12 Tips for Investing in Real Estate

The host of DIY Network's Buyers Bootcamp, Scott McGillivray, offers up some advice before you hand over your Benjamins.

About the show

Scott McGillivray offers a real-life opportunity for amateur investors to partner with him to buy - and profit on- investment properties throughout North America. Scott puts up his own cold, hard cash on deals with amateur investors and together, they either sink or swim.

About the Host

Scott McGillivray

Real estate expert Scott McGillivray stars in DIY Network’s new home renovation and real estate series, Buyers Bootcamp. All About Scott

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Season 1, Episode 1

Buyers Bootcamp

Scott McGillivray offers a real-life opportunity for amateur investors to partner with him to buy -- and profit from -- investment properties throughout North America. Scott puts up his own cold, hard cash on deals with amateur investors and, together, they either sink or swim.

Monday
Aug 29
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Buyers Bootcamp

Scott McGillivray offers a real-life opportunity for amateur investors to partner with him to buy -- and profit from -- investment properties throughout North America. Scott puts up his own cold, hard cash on deals with amateur investors and, together, they either sink or swim.

Saturday
Mar 3
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Luxury Victorian vs. Multi-Level Duplex

Craig and Lindsay have an upscale heritage home that requires extensive restoration while Kenson and Charles have an average home with a very unique building opportunity. With two exciting proposals in front of him, Scott McGillivray will have to crunch the numbers and decide which one is the safer bet. Being in a brand-new city and unfamiliar market, however, won't make it any easier.

Saturday
Mar 10
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Builder Basic vs. Backwards Bungalow

A desperate married couple and two business-minded sisters compete for Scott"s cash in a suburban face-off. When faced with the realities of both situations, he may need to ignore the numbers and go with his gut.

Saturday
Mar 17
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

Builder Basic vs. Backwards Bungalow

A desperate married couple and two business-minded sisters compete for Scott"s cash in a suburban face-off. When faced with the realities of both situations, he may need to ignore the numbers and go with his gut.

Sunday
Mar 18
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Wartime Gem vs. Dated Bungalow

Adam and Kelly have a great house in a great neighborhood. It needs a little work but it's already tenanted and making money. Shane and Deb, on the other hand, won't make any money until they finish their renovation, which is ongoing even after four years! Both teams need Scott's help so he'll have to decide which one needs him more and which opportunity will reap the most reward.

Sunday
Mar 18
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Luxury Victorian vs. Multi-Level Duplex

Craig and Lindsay have an upscale heritage home that requires extensive restoration while Kenson and Charles have an average home with a very unique building opportunity. With two exciting proposals in front of him, Scott McGillivray will have to crunch the numbers and decide which one is the safer bet. Being in a brand-new city and unfamiliar market, however, won't make it any easier.

Wednesday
Mar 21
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

Charming Victorian vs. Shabby Semi

Scott has to decide between a massive Victorian fixer-upper and a dilapidated semi-detached. Both houses are in hot markets, and both have a ton of potential, but the rookie mistakes that have already been made will play a big part in his decision.

Saturday
Mar 31
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 4

Wartime Gem vs. Dated Bungalow

Adam and Kelly have a great house in a great neighborhood. It needs a little work but it's already tenanted and making money. Shane and Deb, on the other hand, won't make any money until they finish their renovation, which is ongoing even after four years! Both teams need Scott's help so he'll have to decide which one needs him more and which opportunity will reap the most reward.

Tuesday
Apr 3
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 6

Luxury Victorian vs. Multi-Level Duplex

Craig and Lindsay have an upscale heritage home that requires extensive restoration while Kenson and Charles have an average home with a very unique building opportunity. With two exciting proposals in front of him, Scott McGillivray will have to crunch the numbers and decide which one is the safer bet. Being in a brand-new city and unfamiliar market, however, won't make it any easier.

Tuesday
Apr 3
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 11

Dated Design vs. Irregular Layout

Scott thinks he has a pretty easy decision to make after touring a dated house in need of an overhaul and a large home with a bizarre layout. Scott's all set to deliver the news, but when an unexpected change in financing comes into play, he changes his mind on the spot.

Sunday
Apr 15
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Charming Victorian vs. Shabby Semi

Scott has to decide between a massive Victorian fixer-upper and a dilapidated semi-detached. Both houses are in hot markets, and both have a ton of potential, but the rookie mistakes that have already been made will play a big part in his decision.

Sunday
Apr 15
12pm | 11c
Sunday
Apr 15
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 2

Charming Victorian vs. Shabby Semi

Scott has to decide between a massive Victorian fixer-upper and a dilapidated semi-detached. Both houses are in hot markets, and both have a ton of potential, but the rookie mistakes that have already been made will play a big part in his decision.

Tuesday
Apr 24
12pm | 11c
Tuesday
Apr 24
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 5

Builder Basic vs. Backwards Bungalow

A desperate married couple and two business-minded sisters compete for Scott"s cash in a suburban face-off. When faced with the realities of both situations, he may need to ignore the numbers and go with his gut.

Tuesday
Apr 24
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 7

Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper

Scott puts his real estate skills to the test when presented with two homes in an unfamiliar market. He quickly discovers that flipping in a new city can have some unexpected financial repercussions.

Tuesday
Apr 24
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

Wartime Gem vs. Dated Bungalow

Adam and Kelly have a great house in a great neighborhood. It needs a little work but it's already tenanted and making money. Shane and Deb, on the other hand, won't make any money until they finish their renovation, which is ongoing even after four years! Both teams need Scott's help so he'll have to decide which one needs him more and which opportunity will reap the most reward.

Tuesday
Apr 24
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 8

Colonial Competition

Scott faces a tough decision when he has to choose between two classic Colonial-style houses. Some renovation surprises are to be expected, but when he discovers a "phantom" third floor, it takes the rehab to a whole new level.

Tuesday
Apr 24
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 6

Luxury Victorian vs. Multi-Level Duplex

Craig and Lindsay have an upscale heritage home that requires extensive restoration while Kenson and Charles have an average home with a very unique building opportunity. With two exciting proposals in front of him, Scott McGillivray will have to crunch the numbers and decide which one is the safer bet. Being in a brand-new city and unfamiliar market, however, won't make it any easier.

Tuesday
Apr 24
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 11

Dated Design vs. Irregular Layout

Scott thinks he has a pretty easy decision to make after touring a dated house in need of an overhaul and a large home with a bizarre layout. Scott's all set to deliver the news, but when an unexpected change in financing comes into play, he changes his mind on the spot.

Tuesday
Apr 24
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 10

Battle of the Beachside Bungalows

Scott McGillivray debates partnering with an eager couple new to flipping and another couple stuck in a mid-flip crisis. With two great houses full of value adding possibilities at his fingertips, Scott is confident that he can't make a wrong choice. But when some exterior issues threaten to derail the project, Scott and his new partners learn there's no such thing as a sure bet.

Saturday
Apr 28
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 7

Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper

Scott puts his real estate skills to the test when presented with two homes in an unfamiliar market. He quickly discovers that flipping in a new city can have some unexpected financial repercussions.

Saturday
Apr 28
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 10

Battle of the Beachside Bungalows

Scott McGillivray debates partnering with an eager couple new to flipping and another couple stuck in a mid-flip crisis. With two great houses full of value adding possibilities at his fingertips, Scott is confident that he can't make a wrong choice. But when some exterior issues threaten to derail the project, Scott and his new partners learn there's no such thing as a sure bet.

Sunday
Apr 29
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 7

Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper

Scott puts his real estate skills to the test when presented with two homes in an unfamiliar market. He quickly discovers that flipping in a new city can have some unexpected financial repercussions.

Sunday
Apr 29
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Charming Victorian vs. Shabby Semi

Scott has to decide between a massive Victorian fixer-upper and a dilapidated semi-detached. Both houses are in hot markets, and both have a ton of potential, but the rookie mistakes that have already been made will play a big part in his decision.

Wednesday
May 2
12pm | 11c