Netflix & Flip: 5 Best House Flipping Shows to Watch in 2023
House flipping is all the rage right now. We all love them, whether we’re expanding our house-flipping portfolio or watching home renovations for fun. There’s nothing quite like seeing a run-down house turn into a beautiful home.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few of the best house-flipping shows of all time. You might even pick up a few pro tips that you can use in your house-flipping projects down the road.
#1 – Flip or Flop
One of the most popular house-flipping shows of all time, Flip or Flop has been a massive success since it first aired in 2013. Despite the couple’s breakup, the show remains strong with high ratings and a loyal audience that loves watching home renovations.
The show follows former spouses Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack, who travel across Southern California buying distressed homes and turning them into beautiful properties. They walk away with huge profits as well, of course, which is what all home flippers aspire to achieve.
Tarek mainly handles the property’s repair and renovation, while Christina is responsible for developing its overall design. They also dive into the nitty-gritty of the real estate market, making it a must-watch for people hoping to dip their toes in.
Watch Flip or Flop on HGTV.
#2 – Holmes on Homes
If you’re not a big fan of the glamorized version of house flipping, then Holmes on Homes is the show for you. This show is a great option if you want to learn more about repairs and renovations.
A Canadian series that debuted in 2003, it follows dissatisfied homeowners whose properties were ruined by low-quality repair work. Luckily, they’re saved by Mike Holmes, a general contractor who comes across as the Gordon Ramsay of the real estate industry.
In each episode, Mike shows the substandard work done on the property and explains in detail how they should have been executed correctly. He also talks with the homeowners, asking them to describe their experience with the original contractor and how it affected the way they live now.
Watch Holmes on Homes on HGTV.
#3 – Stay Here
Streaming giant, Netflix, is also riding the house-flipping trend with Stay Here. In the reality show, you follow along with interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate broker Peter Lorimer. In each episode the duo gives serious TLC to a short-term rental home, transforming it into a moneymaker for its owner.
One of the best things about the show is that it features unique vacation rentals, including a houseboat in Seattle, a firehouse in Washington, and a brownstone in Brooklyn. Apart from remodeling these, Genevieve and Peter also provide viewers with updates on real estate industry trends, as well as advice about finding success in this line of business.
Watch Stay Here on Netflix.
#4 – Home Town
If you’re interested in learning what it takes to remodel historic properties, then Home Town is the house-flipping show for you. It features Ben and Erin Napier, a husband-and-wife team restoring beautiful Southern homes in Mississippi using up-cycled materials to retain the property’s old rustic charm.
The couple is known for infusing their clients’ characters into the homes they remodel. For example, one episode featured a local restaurant owner looking to settle into a cozy cottage with her grandmother. They ended up with a custom-built rolling kitchen island and a handmade raised garden bed. Both of which were inspired by their personalities.
Watch Home Town on HGTV.
#5 – Designed to Sell
Want awesome tips and tricks that will help make your properties sell? Sit back and tune in to Designed to Sell, a show where each 30-minute episode features a home that has sat unsold on the market for a long time. Real estate experts and general contractors are then given $2,000 to renovate the property to the best of their abilities.
Because of this limited budget, this show is perfect for flippers who want creative design ideas while getting the most bang for their buck. It also highlights the country’s most cutthroat real estate markets—Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, Designed to Sell ended; although, there’s still a backlog of episodes to enjoy.
Watch Designed to Sell on HGTV.
Why House Flipping Shows Are Great for Learning
In all of these shows, you’ll get a real look into what renovations are like—and it’s not always pretty. They’re great for learning about all the unexpected issues that come up since even the most experienced house flipper can’t predict everything.
So, if you’re starting out, we recommend watching these to get an idea of what it really like. Budgets make need to increase or you might have to scrap your ideas entirely if it’s not possible.
What Else is on Your Watch List?
House flippers need to stay updated with the real estate market to earn profits and with the current design trends to create appealing homes. And there’s no better inspiration than the hit shows we’ve listed above. We’re sure there’s at least one series for you—whether your niche is in historical homes, vacation rentals, or luxury properties.
What other house-flipping shows have you enjoyed? Is there anything on your watch list that we didn’t include here? Let us know in the comments—we’d love to hear from you!