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.

Sep 13
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

Road Trip to Flip

After realizing their hometown of Franklin, TN, is too expensive for their first flip, a couple decides Memphis' market is right for their budget. However, flipping 200 miles from home has its drawbacks and they worry about finishing in four weeks.

Sep 13
9am | 8c
Season 15, Episode 5

Flippin' Outdoors

Kitchens and baths may sell homes, but curb appeal draws buyers from the sidewalk into the door. Memorable first time home renovators take on exterior issues from logging to masonry.

Sep 13
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 9, Episode 13

Crashing Down in Connecticut

A Connecticut couple's first flip spirals out of control as they go further over budget with every project they tackle. While she struggles to get things back on track, his love of new tools and expensive fixtures constantly interferes.

Sep 14
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 1

Jokin' Around in Georgia

A married couple flips their first home in Locust Grove, GA. He has construction experience, but the flip becomes harder than expected when she gets easily distracted, threatening their ability to finish the project on time.

Sep 15
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sep 16
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sep 17
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sep 18
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sep 19
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sep 20
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sep 21
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

Live and Learn ... or Sellout

Garren and Beau struggle to find common ground while attempting their first flip in Columbia, TN. When the renovation gets derailed by flooding and a major roof leak, they must decide whether to risk it all in order to finish the house or walk away.

Sep 22
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sep 23
4:30am | 3:30c

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