About Malia

Malia took Vail and Beaver Creek luxury real estate by storm in 2014, quickly being recognized for her passion, intelligence, and candor.  Her tech savvy approach launched her to the top of luxury real estate culminating in her being named the 2015 Outstanding Rookie by  “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.”  Six years later, Malia was the third producing real estate agent in the Vail Valley in 2019 (with approximately 70 million in sales) and continues to elevate, selling nearly $100 million in 2020 and $130 million in 2021.  By sales volume, Malia is ranked as  the #14 agent in all of Colorado in 2022, which is the #2 individual agent in the Vail Valley (Eagle County), and the #1 Sotheby’s International Realty Agent in the Vail Valley.  One of her favorite accolades is her award from LuxuryRealEstate.com for achieving the highest sales price of all time for a residence in Edwards, Colorado. Malia is set to shatter her own record with a sale under contract that will greatly surpass the previous high water mark in Edwards.  Malia is also a member of the Aspen area MLS and partners with local Aspen agents on high end development projects for the real estate fund that she co-manages.


A Vail Valley native, Malia brings a uniquely local experience to her clientele.   After elementary through high school in the Vail Valley, Malia headed to the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned a business marketing degree.  She went on to the University of Denver College of Law and graduated at the top of her law school class - 6th out of 254 students.  Although she retains her law license in Colorado, Malia shifted from active law practice to real estate when she and her husband took over her family’s property management company in 2004. Malia and her husband sold the property management company in 2014 which enabled her to focus full-time on a real estate sales career and for her husband to fully commit to general contracting and real estate development. 


Malia cultivates each of her listings by analyzing each property through the buyer’s lens as it relates to location, design, quality of construction and materials, and how those translate to value.  She leverages the latest advances in marketing and visual media to tell a story about the experience and lifestyle.  Malia casts a wide net in her marketing approach, merging  a huge digital footprint with targeted print media to maximize exposure to buyers locally throughout Colorado, nationally, and internationally.  Malia notes that there is a much larger international presence in the area than statistics show due to entity ownership protecting the privacy and assets of the underlying end user.  Malia connects her properties to the right buyers at the right time with the right story being told.  


She not only has great instincts, but she is uniquely capable of analyzing data related to the market which helps provide her clients with easy-to-digest information to make intelligent decisions quickly.  Malia asks the right questions to provide clarity, saving her clients time and money.  

 

Malia works with various developers, and they can expect an unusually detailed and interactive approach to the analysis and presentation of data to instill confidence in direction.  Malia is often highly personally involved in developments through collaboration on design, construction, and ultimately the successful sale, to ensure funds expended are directed to their highest and best use as they relate to return on the investment.  This skill set lends well to helping all buyers and sellers maximize their outcomes.  

*Data based upon sales volume, REAL Trends’ America’s Best Real Estate Agents 2022

Focus Areas:  all of Vail (East Vail, West Vail, Sandstone, Vail Golf Course, Vail Village, Lionshead, Cascade Area), all of Edwards (Arrowhead, Lake Creek, Singletree, Homestead, Cordillera Ranch, Cordillera Divide, Timber Springs, Red Canyon Estates, Cordillera Valley Club, Cordillera Summit) all of Avon (Wildridge and Mountain Star, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Wolcott).


Client Testimonials

"Malia’s professional website and national reputation sold our home. We were most impressed with her
"This was our first experience selling a property in Vail, Colorado and everyone we had contact with
"In purchasing our home in Cordillera, Malia not only functioned as a superb real estate professional
"We discovered Malia on Zillow. She was everything that the other reviewers had promised and more.
"She is great! She has the best disposition and attitude. She knows everything. She really tries to m
"I am so happy to have sold my home in less than 45 days start to finish! Malia facilitated a prema
"Malia was nothing less than a Godsend at a time I really needed her. I had to sell my property for
"From our first conversation with Malia we knew that we had found the perfect agent for our search. M
"Malia is amazing! I have bought, developed and sold a ton of real estate in my life and I now use Ma
"I’m a majority shareholder in a mortgage banking company and have had the opportunity to work with t

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