Last year we brought you a sneak peek of a hot, new reality competition, Flip It To Win It. Now the show’s back with a full season of NEW episodes (Tuesdays 11/10c) to take you on the ultimate flip adventure.
It all starts at the steps of the courthouse with six teams of expert flippers in a bidding war for three abandoned homes.
And here’s the kicker….it’s all sight unseen, they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. When the dust settles…three auctions are won, three houses get renovated, and three finished homes compete on the market for top dollar. In the end, we get to find out who took the biggest risk and who came out on top.
But the real fun is following the teams as they take high-stakes flipping to a whole new level. These guys and gals really know their stuff:
TEAM JOSH and ALISHA
Josh Michaelian and Alisha Karandikar are a force to be reckoned with. Josh developed a passion for real estate at a very early age learning from his father and uncle how to buy, renovate, and flip properties. When not busy buying property you can find Josh spending time with his family or dining at one of his many favorite restaurants.
Alisha is a Bay Area native and has assisted hundreds of buyers and sellers in her 17 years as a realtor. Alisha’s success comes from her genuine love of helping people with one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Alisha is also the mother of 3 wonderful kids, loves sports and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
TEAM BEAU and GREG
Beau Eckstein and Greg Cromwell are personal friends as well as business partners for flipping real estate. Beau Eckstein is a licensed real estate broker and managing director of a private money fund, which lends to other house flippers. His real passion lies within his company, SFR Ventures, Inc., which is focused on designing, developing and renovating properties throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
Greg is a contractor and owner of Naked Construction for the past five years and has been living in Concord, CA for 29 years. Greg specializes in complete house transformations and has a keen eye for design. Before embracing his career in real estate renovation, he was building custom motorcycles and attended the police academy. Beau and Greg share a passion for sushi, weight lifting and mixed martial arts.
TEAM MIKE and MANLY
Manly Danh and Mike Bui are masters in the world of real estate. These young guns are at the top of their game with almost 20 years of real estate experience between them.
While Manly oversees sales, real estate development and manages a portfolio of investors throughout the world in real estate investment opportunities, Mike is focused on hunting for great real estate bargains, buying, remodeling and selling them for top dollar.
TEAM DOM and KRISTA
Krista Garren and Domenique “Dom” Montes have a passion for real estate and renovation. Through their company, Funders Group, they are purchasing and renovating homes from California to Washington, Arizona to Florida.
Krista is the real estate hunter and loves to find a diamond in the rough, while Dom and his crew renovate, turning every house into a home with sophisticated and luxurious touches house hunters love. When they’re not busy flipping homes, you can find Krista at the stables riding her horse and Dom relaxing at the gym!
TEAM TODD and MICHAEL
Michael is the numbers guy and worked with two of Silicon Valley’s largest brokerages; Grubb and Ellis and CB Richard Ellis. Michael researches available homes using online resources only he understands. He’s the mad scientist of foreclosure evaluation.
Todd is the shark at the auction with over 15 years experience building, remodeling and selling residential and commercial real estate. For years he built high-end homes and knows exactly how to bring those luxury finishes to every home he buys.
TEAM RICK and VINNIE
Realtor, Rick Kaluza and contractor Vinnie Sebastiano have over 30 years of real estate and renovation experience between them. Both of Italian decent, Vinnie is originally from Bensonhurst Brooklyn and Rick is from the San Francisco Bay Area. Brought together by a mutual friend, the late Rich Manfredonia, a major figure in San Francisco construction, they formed an unbreakable partnership. Together they bring their expertise and relentless work ethic to a business where only the most determined succeed.
While Rick is a master of the real estate market, Vinnie is the king of remodels. Together, they are untouchable when it comes to maximizing profit from the highest quality renovations. There is never a project too small or too big (for these meatballs) and everything they touch turns to gold. When they’re not buying and selling homes you can find them enjoying food and drink with friends and family at their local neighborhood San Francisco restaurants and watering holes.
This is one you don’t want to miss!
NEW episodes of Flip It To Win It air Tuesdays 11/10c on HGTV.
In the meantime, here’s a cool trailer from the show.