Flipping Vegas

Common Sense Media says

Gambling on houses brings stress, cash, strong language.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Making a profit is the show's major theme.

Positive role models

Like most business owners, Yansey is driven by the need to make money.


Yansey loses his temper when things cost too much and yells and screams when things aren't done properly.

Not applicable

Words like “piss” are audible, while curses like "s--t" (and their Spanish equivalents) are bleeped.


Yansey's business, Goliath Company, is featured. Logos for various construction-related businesses, like Walker Zanger, are sometimes visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking is visible at casinos.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this although most of the content in this reality series about a colorful Las Vegas house "flipper" and his construction projects is mild, it does contain some strong language (curses like "s--t" are bleeped) and frequent arguments, usually about money. Yansey's real estate company, Goliath, is featured, and there's some gambling.

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What's the story?

FLIPPING VEGAS follows expert house flipper Scott Yansey as he buys homes on the cheap, remodels them on a limited budget, and then tries to sell them for a substantial profit. Real estate agent Heather Stone scours through thousands of Las Vegas properties for inexpensive -- and often badly damaged -- homes for Yansey to purchase. With the help of a team of project managers and Yansey's wife, interior designer Amie, they work quickly to convert the properties into livable, fashionable homes. Yansey faces lots of challenges with each project, usually in the form of unexpected damage, construction delays, and costly mistakes. But he must work through the madness and mayhem in order to meet his deadlines and sell the homes fast enough to make a solid profit amidst falling housing prices.

Is it any good?


This series offers a look at the challenges and stresses associated with house flipping. It also underscores the demise of Las Vegas' once-lucrative real estate market by showing how Yansey is trying to take advantage of it by gambling on cheap flips.

Most of the show is dedicated to showing the process by which homes are repaired and decorated for resale. But Yansey is definitely a colorful personality in his own right, especially when things end up costing more than he bargained for. As a result, the show offers some mild entertainment -- and some content (swearing, yelling, etc.) that's not appropriate for the youngest viewers.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why real estate-themed shows seem to be so popular. Are they intended simply to entertain, or do you think viewers are expected to learn from them?

  • There's a lot of information in the media about the difficult housing market, foreclosures, and other related themes. What does it all mean? When will it get better? Parents: How do you talk to your kids about some of these issues?

TV details

Cast:Amie Yansey, Heather Stone, Scott Yansey
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-PG

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Parent Written byRPoynt November 30, 2013

Flipping Las Vegas? Houses or the finger?

There are several negative messages about this show. First of all, Scott Yancey is greedy and always does the same things every time. He buys properties sight unseen, the complains loudly about the purchase. He always wants to fix them up on the cheap and make a fast buck. When things escalate beyond his estimation, he gets upset. He has a very negative personality that seems to use surface aggression to cover a perceived "fay" personality. He goes out of his way to prove how "macho" he is by constantly declaring that he is married to Amy, his Designer wife. He gets out of patience and gets condescending with workers and takes over by taking a sledge hammer to destroy something that could be removed carefully and reused. In the process, he wastes a lot of otherwise valuable materials. His wife, Amy is constantly touting the fact that she is "one of the best" designers in the business. If that is so, why isn't she working for an established firm? While her concepts are attractive, they tend to be extremely self-centered and trendy. While it is interesting to see the final transformation, the way they get there is filled with a lot of unnecessary drama based on a serious underestimation of time and a lack of communication. Just a Scott never wants to spend money on the fix ups, he ends up doing it anyway. This is particularly so with Amy's ideas, which are always the source for arguments. She is stubborn and listens to no one. She is confused about being an independent and strong woman, and being a professional. In fact, she loudly declares that she is "professional" especially when an agent made a frank observation about a shade of brown being a little too dark. I would have agreed with the agent, and am qualified having an art background. But perhaps the biggest negative about this show is the display of workers they hire. It's obvious that they hire Mexican workers on the cheap and then yell and scream at them because they are not certified craftsman and do shoddy work. Amy even made the derogatory remark to the site supervisor, "Where did you get these guys, in front of Home Depot?" Not only is that an indication of an underlying racist attitude, but a negative and potentially slanderous remark about Home Depot. If you've seen one show, you've seen them all. My only interest is in seeing what is done to transform the houses. But what is most concerning is the rushed jobs that are involved to meet Open House dates. Everything is for first impression "cosmetic" value. But the question is how long will this work hold up. This is particularly a serious issue considering that each of these homes sells for over $100,000. At that price, the buyer has the right to have the home and its upgrades last for several years. Lastly, Scott is writing a book. Based on what I see on this show, I would not think he would be the best person to advise the public on flipping houses given his history that is documented on this program, especially since one of his experiences landed him in the ER due to a heart attack.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Parent Written byremodel man February 9, 2013

Don't get your hopes up on flipping houses

Totally fake and horrible acting
Parent Written bymom100 July 9, 2011

Worst show ever

Worst show ever the guy is verb. abusive to the workers, all he does is complain about money. worst whinner
What other families should know
Too much swearing


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