Press Releases

Head of Wells Fargo Lending Provides Update on Mortgages During COVID-19

Michael DeVito, Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending, debunks common misconceptions surrounding banks and mortgages during the COVID-19 pandemic in an exclusive interview on The Brian Buffini Show podcast

CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 23, 2020) — In a recent interview on The Brian Buffini Show, Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Lending, Michael DeVito, shared how the mortgage industry has adapted to support homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic. DeVito follows guests like Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist with the National Association of REALTORS®, and Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Housing Secretary, who have also appeared on The Brian Buffini Show podcast in recent weeks to provide clarity in these unprecedented times.

As the world grapples with what the new normal will be post-coronavirus, DeVito says the major banks are constantly working on ways to adapt, like processing loans and appraisals remotely. Unlike the housing crash of 2008, DeVito explains that the COVID-19 pandemic happened at a time when the financial system could support those economically impacted. Once this crisis passes, DeVito believes that there will be new opportunities for the banks to step up: “The most adaptive of us – the most adaptive companies, the most adaptive teams, the most adaptive people – they’re going to be the winners.”

Brian Buffini, a real estate industry influencer, engages DeVito in a compelling discussion, getting answers to questions on many borrowers’ minds. Buffini agreed with DeVito, explaining the significance of assessing the situation then adapting. To help individuals adapt to their new normal when coronavirus subsides, Buffini also mentioned his 5 Circle Fit Challenge, a new free wellness program from Buffini & Company.

The Brian Buffini Show podcast is one of the top business podcasts in the world with nearly 10 million downloads and record-breaking listenership. Launched in 2016, the podcast quickly reached the no. 2 spot in the Apple Podcasts business category. Brian brings his Irish Wit, impactful content and inspiring guests to each episode, drawing in all types of listeners from around the world.

What:  “Take This to the Bank — an Interview with Michael DeVito, EVP, Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending #211 ”   

Who:    Michael DeVito, Executive Vice President and head of Wells Fargo Home Lending

Where: Hear the podcast and download a transcript at

When:  AvailableThursday, April 23, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m. Pacific

            –  MORE  –

Courtney Klepsch
Director of Marketing Content & Communication
Buffini & Company
(760) 827-2101 x2149

#  #  #

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

May 12, 2021

Buffini & Company: Navigating Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated on 6/2/2021 Due to unforeseen circumstances at our intended venue, we have to cancel our […]

December 21, 2020

Top 10 Notable Buffini & Company Achievements in 2020

The future is bright for North America’s largest real estate training and coaching company as they […]

December 8, 2020

Real Estate Leader Brian Buffini, joined by NAR’s Lawrence Yun, Reveals ‘Bold Predictions’ for 2021 Real Estate Market

Tight inventory, rising home prices and low mortgage rates are the new normal for 2021 as […]

November 19, 2020

Real Estate Hall of Famer Brian Buffini will Kick-Off the 2020 REALTORS® Virtual Conference & Expo with ‘Strategies for Success in 2021’

Brian Buffini, an industry legend and New York Times Bestselling author, shares his strategies to help […]

November 16, 2020

Buffini & Company Unveils 100 Days to Greatness®, World-Class Training Program for New Real Estate Agents

The 100 Days to Greatness® real estate training program gets newly-licensed agents started on the road […]

November 8, 2020

Buffini & Company Honored With San Diego Top Workplaces 2020 Award for Fifth Straight Year

The San Diego Union-Tribune has selected Buffini & Company as a “Top Workplace in San Diego” […]