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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Season 9, Episode 9

Measurable Misfortune

A pair of passionate, yet inexperienced flippers face constant setbacks due to endless measuring mishaps in Phoenix. Even with their combination of brains and brawn, they can’t seem to complete a project without struggling to get it right the first time. After both their framing and French door installation projects go awry, the flippers find themselves at odds with each other as they struggle to stay on their projected timeline.

Sunday
Mar 22
7am | 6c
Season 8, Episode 1

Bugging Out Over Beams

A married couple flips a gutted ranch-style home in Owasso, Oklahoma. The discovery of termite damage puts this flip behind schedule and over budget from the start. But the real trouble begins when one flipper ignores the other's design ideas and starts making all the decisions, turning this flip into a power struggle between a cautious wife and a risk-taking husband.

Sunday
Mar 22
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 9, Episode 10

Termite Turmoil

A couple are flipping their first house in Pasadena, California, but while she has a lot to learn, nothing slows them down like the house itself. From asbestos removal to termite treatment, they take hit after hit.

Sunday
Mar 22
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 13

Power Problems in Chicago

Two cousins flipping a funky, outdated house in Chicago find themselves tearing it back to its original structure. Plumbing and electrical problems threaten their progress, but they don't see eye to eye when it comes to hiring professional help. One flipper is extremely optimistic, while the other is more realistic about whether they may have taken on more than they can handle.

Sunday
Mar 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

School House Rocked

A couple is forced to spend half their budget and timeline fixing structural issues on a house she chose in Clyde, NC. He wants to bring in professionals to finish the job, but she's desperate to stay on budget and do the work themselves.

Sunday
Mar 22
9am | 8c
Season 10, Episode 3

Measure of Skill

A couple flips a home in College Park, GA, and thinks the hard part is over because the interior demo is complete. However, when their first project goes awry and their timeline is busted by permit delays, they worry the flip is nothing but a money pit.

Sunday
Mar 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Another Brick in the Flip

A couple decides to flip an old farmhouse in North Carolina, but the two soon realize they may have taken on more than they can handle. With time running out, they worry that if they don't bust their budget and hire professional help, their flip will never end.

Saturday
Apr 25
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 4

Funhouse Flip

Two friends think they have hit the jackpot when they nab a large house in Westport, CT, as their first flip. They soon realize, however, that the house has more quirks than they expected and the seemingly simple flip turns into a nightmare. With their investment on the line, these partners are forced to keep moving on a never-ending flip.

Saturday
Apr 25
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 14

Unscrewed Flip

A real estate agent takes on a flip with her mom in Bossier City, Louisiana. These novices are in over their heads from the start as basic tools cause a struggle and attempted projects go awry. Tensions run high as they blow past their expected six-week schedule, hurting their budget and possibly their business partnership.

Saturday
Apr 25
8am | 7c
Season 9, Episode 5

Plagued By Perfectionism

A woman wants to support her husband's dream of flipping a house in Parma, OH, but she quickly realizes his perfectionism will result in a slower flip than anticipated. As each project becomes more complicated than the last, and he takes his time in order to get it right, she feels stuck in a never-ending flip.

Saturday
Apr 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Shock and Awe

Despite their lack of knowledge, a married couple takes on an enormous house in Rohnert Park, CA, for their first flip. His reckless approach might be worse than their inexperience, leaving her worried it could cost them in the end.

Saturday
Apr 25
9am | 8c
Season 15, Episode 6

Funniest Flippers

From non-stop questions to incorrect use of tools, flippers find themselves in some seriously funny situations. They experience trials, tribulations and hilarious moments during their renovations.

Saturday
Apr 25
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 15, Episode 1

Best Kitchen Transformations

Though they may not have a lot of experience, some first-time flippers find success in the real estate market with their renovations. Since nothing sells a home more than a great kitchen, these flippers know where to put their money by transforming old, run-down kitchens into beautiful spaces any buyer would want.

Tuesday
Jun 9
10am | 9c
Season 15, Episode 2

Craziest Flipping Fails

There are a million things that can go wrong for first-time flippers! These newbies learn the hard way that one should never underestimate the difficulty or safety of a routine renovation.

Tuesday
Jun 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 15, Episode 3

Best Flip Ever

With plenty of preparation, smart design choices and a little hard work, savvy flippers who know what buyers want create stunning homes by making dynamic and jaw-dropping renovations.

Tuesday
Jun 9
11am | 10c
Season 15, Episode 4

Family Flippers

Family ties are put to the test in colorful and unforgettable flipping moments involving siblings, cousins and parents. Success is still possible, but only if they can come together to get the job done.

Tuesday
Jun 9
11:30am | 10:30c

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