Malia Cox Nobrega
GLOBAL REAL ESTATE ADVISOR & LUXURY REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
A "little" about me
Malia took Vail and Beaver Creek luxury real estate by storm, quickly gaining recognition for her infectious passion, intelligence, and candor. Her tech savvy approach launched her to the top of luxury real estate, culminating in her being named Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Outstanding Rookie in 2015. Now, five years later, Malia is the 3rd top producing real estate agent out of nearly 700 realtors in the Vail Valley. Acknowledged as one of the top 0.1% of all Colorado real estate agents (based upon sales volume for REAL Trends’ America’s Best Real Estate Agents, 2019), Malia recently received an award from LuxuryRealEstate.com for her significant sale, achieving the highest sales price of all time for a single-family residence in Edwards, Colorado (2019).
Having grown up in the Vail Valley, at a time when that was rare, Malia brings a uniquely local experience to her clientele. Every new homeowner deserves a local connection that gives them a window into the most trusted local vendors and the area’s hidden treasures. For her higher education, Malia stayed within Colorado, earning her business marketing degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1995. She went on to attend the University of Denver College of Law, where she finished at the top of her law school class. While she has retained her license to practice law in Colorado, Malia shifted from litigation to real estate when she and her husband took over her family property management company in 2004 and started their family. After 10 years, Malia and her husband Jay sold the company (one of the largest property management companies in the area) so that she could pursue her chosen career in luxury real estate and her husband could fully focus on his construction/general contracting business.
Malia is driven by her passion to orchestrate an ideal set of circumstances for every client she represents. For each new listing, she first conveys what needs to be accomplished in order to maximize the financial outcome. Malia analyzes property through the buyer’s lens as it relates to location, design, quality of construction, and materials. She then translates and clearly communicates this value, appealing to the widest audience of buyers. Although it may take her a tremendous amount of time to help prepare a residence for sale that may only result in a nominal increase in her commission dollars, she recognizes that even though it may only be a small increase for her, it could be a substantial amount of money for her client. Thus, she always seeks to achieve the highest and best outcome for her clients.
Known for her cutting-edge approach, Malia leverages the latest technology to market the story behind each listing to a vast targeted audience spanning both locally and internationally. She connects her properties with the right buyers at the right time while telling the right story. Malia is also uniquely suited to analyze data related to the market. This provides her clients with easy-to-digest information, enabling them to make intelligent decisions quickly. She enjoys the diversity of working with individual buyers or sellers as well as repeat investors. Any person who becomes her client gets her full attention no matter the price point. Some of her best referrals have come from clients who originally thought their homes were priced well beneath her sweet spot however, were surprised by her meticulous approach and the exceptional representation they received.
Speculation investors can expect an unusually detailed and interactive approach to the analysis and presentation of data, instilling confidence to proceed in the best direction forward. Malia remains very personally involved in these developments through collaboration on design, construction, and, ultimately, the successful sale, helping ensure funds are directed to their highest and best use as it relates to the return on investment.
Leveraging the ultimate brand in luxury real estate, Sotheby’s International Realty, and the best luxury brokerage in the State of Colorado, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Malia is driven by the desire to negotiate and ensure each transaction results in a smooth close. She lives by the motto that there is always more to learn, one should never be complacent, and there is always a next level. She is driven by her passion for delivering exceptional results to her clients.
Malia focuses on the following 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), and all of Avon (including Wildridge and Mountain Star, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Wolcott).
My clients are awesome
and here is what they are saying
As it happens, we stumbled upon Malia because we had interest in one of her new listings. We quickly realized we were in a competitive situation and that the property was going to sell quickly. After speaking with Malia, we gained confidence that she was a very savvy agent and asked if she would represent us on the purchase. She outlined her role as a Seller’s Agent and explained that her status would change to a transaction broker if she also worked as our agent. She explained that there are pros and cons for both the Seller and the Buyer to use a transaction broker in these circumstances. She went over it with us and explained that we could choose to work with another broker as a buyers agent.
We were concerned about the timing and had faith that she was very honest about how things would work and that we should move forward with her working on both sides (listing agent and our agent). Thank goodness we did as we have no doubt that her instincts and intelligence helped us win out on a listing that was very competitive. She helped us craft the offer to appeal to the seller and we even won out with a much lower offer price than other offers that came in due to the tips she gave us on crafting the remainder of the offer terms as competitively as possible. For example, we ditched the appraisal contingency as Malia noted that the property was going to struggle to appraise and explained why. The other offer had various tough additional provisions and an appraisal so we won out with a much lower purchase price than the other offer.
After we were under contract Malia helped us navigate the sales process and provided us with a recommendation for a great home inspector. She also provided us with excellent vendor resources and helped us get bids for things we wanted to accomplish as soon as we closed. Malia seems to know everyone as she has grew up in the Vail Valley. In a resort mountain town it can be very challenging to get good vendors quickly. This is not something we could have accomplished on our own but she has the influence that made it happen. Malia has great instincts and is very intelligent and hard working. She was amazing and we cannot thank her enough for helping make our dream Vail property a reality. We will refer her to anyone and everyone we can over the coming years.
Thank you, Malia!!”