Joe Schneider is the Director of Global Strategy and Engagement at the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). He oversees the day-to-day operations of NAR’s international efforts and actively maintains partnerships with 99 like-kind associations in 80 countries around the world. While the nature of each partnership varies, Joe and his team ensure that NAR and its members have business avenues into these markets, while helping NAR’s partners advance their real estate markets through education, best practices, and strategic development initiatives.
Joe has worked on many special international projects in his position ranging from industry advocacy, the creation of licensing laws and regulation, and advancing specialized training programs for the real estate industry.
Joe’s previous real estate experience comes from a small municipality consulting company, the Bay Area HomeBuyers Agency (BAHBA) where he worked as the Business Development Lead. BAHBA focused on affordable housing initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. During this time, Joe also practiced as a REALTOR® focusing on first-time homebuyers.
Joe also has extensive technology experience in business development and sales roles at tech companies RocketLawyer.com and Groupon Inc.
Joe is a native San Franciscan as well as a newlywed. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife, Rachel. They enjoy traveling and attempting to cook adventurous meals together.