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RISMedia Honors Buffini & Company Founder, CEO as 2023 Newsmakers for Fourth Consecutive Year

Brian Buffini and Dermot Buffini recognized as RISMedia 2023 Newsmakers for innovation, dedication to real estate market

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2023) — RISMedia, the leading news provider for the residential real estate industry, has recognized Buffini & Company founder and chairman, Brian Buffini, and CEO, Dermot Buffini, as RISMedia 2023 Newsmakers. Brian Buffini was recognized in the category of “Influencers” while Dermot Buffini was selected for the “Luminaries” category. Honorees are chosen based on a range of accomplishments, from advancing the industry and impacting change to thought leadership and influence. This is the fourth consecutive time Brian and Dermot Buffini have been honored by RISMedia. 

Brian Buffini expressed gratitude to RISMedia for the honor of once again being named as an “Influencer” in the industry.    

“For nearly 30 years, my mission, as well as that of our company, has been to impact and improve the lives of our clients, personally and professionally,” Brian Buffini said. “Through my podcast series, ‘It’s a Good Life,’ and together with Buffini & Company, I want to inspire real estate leaders and agents to not only get through this next season but to thrive and help them live their best lives.” 

Dermot Buffini noted the company is ready to support its clients however they need as the market shifts from its torrid pace of the past few years.

“Our message to our clients is, ‘We’ve got you.’” Dermot Buffini stated. “Buffini & Company is committed to providing experienced coaching, training and support to our members and clients to help them excel, no matter what the market does or where they are in their career.”

RISMedia’s 2023 Real Estate Newsmakers included nearly 300 industry leaders in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Motivators, Luminaries and Trendsetters. All recipients were nominated by the outlet’s readers, as well as its editorial team, and were chosen based on their ability to rise to the occasion in helping their companies and their communities through an economic and health crisis, while also accomplishing high levels of success.

The full list of Newsmakers can be viewed online here.

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 45 countries improve their business, increase net profit and enhance their quality of life. To learn more about Buffini & Company, visit


About Brian Buffini
Brian Buffini, chairman and founder of Buffini & Company, was born and raised in Dublin and emigrated to San Diego 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 your best life. His wit, wisdom and motivational style make him a dynamic speaker and host of “It’s a Good Life” podcast where he delivers simple tips, tools and training for a good life. He is a New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestselling author with his latest book, “The Emigrant Edge.” Learn more at

About Dermot Buffini Since 2013, Dermot Buffini has challenged and transformed what it means to be an effective chief executive officer. As CEO, Dermot leads Buffini & Company, ensuring each team member has the tools to help clients win in business and life by securing more leads, sales, income and time off. Before becoming CEO, Dermot was involved with events, training, coaching, corporate relationships and business development as the senior vice president of business development. Dermot has been recognized as a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s CEO of the Year, a RISMedia Newsmaker and ranked in the Swanepoel Power 200. His commitment to excellence has led the San Diego Union-Tribune to recognize Buffini & Company as a Top Place to Work in San Diego consecutively since 2016. Dermot emigrated to San Diego from Dublin in 2004. He currently resides in Southern California.

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