South Bay native Amie Schneider has called El Segundo home all of her life. She earned her associate’s degree from El Camino College in Torrance and then worked in various businesses before joining her father and mentor, Alex Abad, in the real estate industry. Amie and her husband, Tim, are raising their four young daughters in El Segundo.
How has motherhood made you a better entrepreneur?
“As a mom of four, I understand the importance of family and treat my clients as such. From the first meeting until after the escrow has closed, I am there for clients and pride myself in going above and beyond to make the home-buying process not only smooth but special.
Having children should not exempt women from developing other passions. As a full-time working mother, I am keenly aware that I am a role model to my four daughters, showing them by example that they can raise a family while thriving in their chosen career.
I have always been very good at multitasking; most women are by nature! However, motherhood has intensified this skill incredibly. I am proudly raising the next generation of ‘Women in Business’ under my own roof. Every step counts!”
Why did you recently join forces with Compass Real Estate Company?
“In seven years they have become the largest independent brokerage in the nation. The Compass vehicle is a solution-driven mindset for Realtors. They empower their partner Realtors from start to finish by developing innovative tools and marketing strategies. For example, Compass Concierge will cover the upfront costs of select services the agent recommends to increase a home’s selling price. Compass also provides many technological tools that empower their agents to work more efficiently so we can focus on our clients. As a working mom I needed a full working model, and Compass delivers on all fronts.”
Tell us about your ideal day off.
“In real estate and for moms in general, there are usually NO days off (although we all would like one)! I have to be very intentional about my time—whether it’s with clients or my family. I can tell you the struggle is real, but I know I am not alone.”