Jonathan Gartrelle strives to deliver a seamless real estate experience crafted through hard work and strong interpersonal relations. "It's all about establishing trust with my clients, and viewing their wants and needs through their eyes so I can find them the best fit in a home they'll love." Having spent years in the service and education fields, Jonathan has a natural tendency to help and can translate information in a clear and useful manner. "Service is about anticipating desires and providing satisfaction," he says. "Teaching involves relating to people on a basic level and getting results. The two together make me an efficient and effective real estate agent who listens puts my clients' needs above all else." A native New Yorker, Jonathan has lived in various parts of the city including Jamaica, Queens, Brooklyn Heights, Harlem and Washington Heights where he currently resides. He holds a degree in Japanese and Mandarin from Occidental College in Los Angeles, plus can converse in French and Spanish. Jonathan previously moved to Japan on a whim and lived there for a year, proving that he can cross cultural barriers and interact well with anyone. Other than work and practicing languages, Jonathan enjoys martial arts, foreign films and jogging, which to him is "almost like full body meditation!"