How Many Gardeners in Hawaii Love Their Jobs?

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As with most things in life, no matter how refined the details, sometimes you've gotta kiss a bunch of frogs to find a prince. Just the matter of odds. And pricing. One guy offered to be our Hawaii gardener for $40 a month, and he came only once a month, too. For 15 minutes. By picking up a ton more houses in our community, he was earning $160 an hour. So he paid his workers ten bucks an hour.

They descended on our street like blowhard locusts. Now, most of them are gone. We blasted through a few more. However, now our last gardener, a guy who lives on my street, sent me a video, which I have posted in my blog today. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Settling on a Hawaii Gardener for our Second Home.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Elizabeth- how sweet of him to send you the video. Love your porch area. When we lived in Northern VA, we were so lucky to have a landscaping company who did a thorough job. On the other hand, the company we used to have here in VA constantly broke our sprinkler heads and never fixed them. 

Nov 20, 2018 05:34 PM #1
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Kathy Streib He only showed a small portion of our back lanai. We have side gardens and a really large open front garden. When I first thought of buying a house in Hawaii, I read a book that said trees grow 10 feet in a month. Well, they don't, but they do grow a good 12 inches over 30 days.

Nov 20, 2018 05:50 PM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, finding good contractors for most things sometimes can be challenging!    One of my friends just gave a deposit for some work in her basement and never showed up again, and she never saw her $1200 deposit again.  UGH!  

Nov 21, 2018 07:59 AM #3
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

How cool!  I love that your new gardener sent you that video to show you what he's done.  He really does love what he does.

Nov 21, 2018 01:38 PM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is so hard to find good dependable help. Not being there all the time makes it even worse to monitor. Looks like you might have a good one now.

Nov 21, 2018 07:30 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm blaming it on the holiday, Elizabeth.  But, somehow, I missed this post when you first posted it. There is a vast difference between gardeners who love their work and those who don't.  I've had both kinds at my home.  My current lawn guys have been with me for over 13 years now.  They are wonderful.  I don't know what I'd do without them!

Nov 25, 2018 06:57 PM #6
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