Global Real Estate Advisor & Luxury Real Estate Specialist
Malia took Vail and Beaver Creek luxury real estate by storm quickly becoming recognized for her infectious passion, intelligence, and candor. Her tech savvy approach quickly 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 was the 3rd producing real estate agent in the Vail Vail Valley out of nearly 700 Realtors and was recently acknowledged by Newsweek as being in the top 500 Real Estate Agents in the United States in 2020. America's Best Real Estate Agents in Colorado has her in the top .1% of all real estate agents in Colorado (ranked 21st in 2020). Malia was also recently given an award by LuxuryRealEstate.com for her significant sale, achieving the highest sales price of all time for a residence she had listed in Edwards, Colorado (2019).
Having grown up in the Vail Valley, at a time that was rare, Malia brings a uniquely local Vail Valley experience to her clientele. Every new homeowner deserves that local connection that gives them a window into the most trusted local vendors and the area’s hidden treasures. Malia earned her Business marketing degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1995 and went on to the University of Denver College of law to finish at the top of her law school class. Although Malia still retains her law license to practice 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 (what was one of the largest property management companies in the area) in order for Malia to pursue her desired career in luxury real estate and for her husband to more fully focus his construction general contracting business.
Malia is driven by a passion and ability to orchestrate an ideal set of circumstances for each and every client that she represents. She cultivates each listing by conveying and orchestrating what needs to be accomplished to get to the end result of the ultimate financial outcome for each particular client. She analyzes property through the buyers lens as it relates to location, design, quality of construction and materials, and how those translate to value, in order to maximize appeal to the widest audience of buyers. Although it may take a tremendous amount of her time to help prepare a residence for sale, and only result in a nominal increase in her commission dollars, Malia recognizes that what is a small increase for her is a substantial amount of money for her client and she is always seeks to achieve their highest and best outcome for her all of her clientele.
Known as one of the most tech savvy Realtors in the Vail Valley, Malia leverages the latest advances in marketing and visual media to deliver each listing's story to the widest targeted audience possible, both locally and internationally, to connect her properties to the right buyers at the right time with the right story being told.
Malia is also uniquely suited to analyze data related to the market which provides her clients easy to digest information to make intelligent decisions quickly. Malia enjoys the diversity of working with an individual buyer or seller as well as working with repeat investors. Any person that becomes a client gets her full attention no matter what the price point. Some of her best referring clients are the clients that thought their home was not expensive enough for Malia to represent the sale and were thrilled at the attention to detail they received.
Speculation investors and buyers can expect an unusually detailed and interactive approach to the analysis and presentation of data to instill confidence in direction. Malia remains highly personally involved in these developments through collaboration on design, construction and ultimately the successful sale, to help ensure that funds expended are directed to their highest and best use as they relate to return on the 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 a desire to negotiate and bring each end of every transaction to a smooth close. She lives by the motto that there is always more to learn, never be complacent, and there is always a next level. Malia is driven by a passion to deliver exceptional results to her clients.
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