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RESPRO® President Anticipates ‘Delay Not a Decline’ for Real Estate Industry

Exclusive interview on The Brian Buffini Show podcast unveils insights about coronavirus effect on the market from top experts in the real estate and banking industry.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 7, 2020) — RESPRO® President and Executive Director Ken Trepeta joined real estate leader Brian Buffini on his podcast, The Brian Buffini Show, to discuss how the industry is adapting to the new normal during COVID-19. The Real Estate Services Providers Council (RESPRO®) unites everyone from real estate agents to title agents to better assist consumers — giving Trepeta a unique perspective on the situation. His insights complement those of recent podcast guests, including Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, and Michael DeVito, Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending.

During the exclusive interview, Trepeta shared how he’s seen the industry adapt to the current situation to promote safe, timely transactions: “There are impediments to getting deals done, but, even in the hardest hit areas, people are coming through.”  When it comes to housing demand, Trepeta said he anticipates a delay, not a decline: “People are ready to live life again, and part of living life again is getting a new home or upgrading.” 

Brian Buffini advised all real estate and banking professionals to continue serving customers at the highest level. He also reminded listeners that “We’re all in the same storm, but not everybody’s in the same boat,” and encouraged people to take market projections with a grain of salt.

Ken Trepeta has spent more than 20 years serving in the housing and banking fields. Before becoming President and Executive Director of RESPRO®, Trepeta spent more than a decade at the National Association of REALTORS®, and served as a Vice President at JP Morgan Chase. His work with RESPRO® creates a more productive environment for real estate professionals and related industries.

In 2016, The Brian Buffini Show podcast launched, quicking reaching the no. 2 spot in the Apple Podcasts business category. The podcast brings Brian’s Irish wit, profound insights and well-known guests to professionals and consumers around the world. Quickly approaching 10 million downloads, the show’s record-breaking listenership has secured it as one of the top business podcasts in the world.

What: Real Estate’s One-Stop Shop — an Interview with Ken Trepeta #215

Who: Ken Trepeta, President and Executive Director of the Real Estate Services Providers Council (RESPRO®)

Where: Hear the podcast and download a transcript at

When: Available Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m. Pacific

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Courtney Klepsch
Director of Marketing Content & Communication
Buffini & Company
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About Buffini & Company

Buffini & Company is the largest coaching and training company in North America. Founded by real estate legend and master motivator Brian Buffini, the company provides a unique and highly-effective lead generation system. Buffini & Company’s comprehensive business coaching, training programs and cutting-edge content have helped more than 3 million professionals in 37 countries improve their business, increase net profit and enhance their quality of life. Buffini & Company is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please email

About Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini, chairman and founder for Buffini & Company, was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, emigrated to San Diego, California in 1986, where he became the classic American rags-to-riches story. Discovering real estate, Brian quickly became one of the nation’s top real estate agents working a non-traditional methodology based on building long-term relationships with clients. Today, he travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to “live the good life.” His wit, wisdom and motivational style make him a dynamic speaker and podcast host, adept at helping people tap into their full potential and achieve their dreams. He is a New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal best-seller with his latest book, “The Emigrant Edge.” Learn more at

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