Malia Cox Nobrega
GLOBAL REAL ESTATE ADVISOR & LUXURY REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
Malia took Vail and Beaver Creek luxury real estate by storm, quickly being recognized 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 producing real estate agent in the Vail Valley out of nearly 700 realtors. Acknowledged as being in the top .1% in all of Colorado real estate agents (based upon sales volume, REAL Trends’ America’s Best Real Estate Agents, 2019), Malia was recently given an award by LuxuryRealEstate.com for her significant sale, achieving the highest sales price of all time for a residence in Edwards, Colorado (2019). With approximately 100 million in sales thus far in 2020 (including sold and pending sales), Malia continues to be at the forefront of luxury real estate in the Vail Valley.
Having grown up in Vail at a time that was unusual, 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 remained in Colorado and earned a Business degree with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Colorado in Boulder. 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 Malia still retains her law 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. 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 Jay to more fully focus on construction general contracting and development.
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 accomplishing what is needed to maximize positive outcomes for her clients (financially or otherwise). She analyzes property through the buyer’s 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 the highest and best outcome for her clients.
Known as one of the most tech savvy and highly acclaimed realtors in the Vail Valley, Malia leverages the latest advances in marketing and visual media. She delivers 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 has great instincts and is uniquely suited to analyze data related to the market which provides her clients with 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 can expect an unusually detailed and interactive approach to the analysis and presentation of data to instill confidence in direction. Malia is 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.
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 (Wildridge and Mountain Star, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Wolcott).
She is a consummate professional and I was so happy with the outcome.
Her Assistants, Alex and Ilse, prepared and toured properties with me to better understand the current market, and what the competing properties had to offer at different price points. Malia helped me with both the HOA and the Property Manager to ensure a smooth closing.
Her team created great digital content (photography, videography and matterport) that I think helped sell the house fast!
Malia or her assistants, Alex or Ilse, personally attended all showings to buyers, previews and vendors. She wisely, made sure to continue to show the property, even though under contract, in order to make sure to have backup buyers in the event they were necessary.
She is a consummate professional and I was so happy with the outcome.”
David W., Vail, Colorado
Malia was nothing less than a Godsend at a time I really needed her
Steven J., Edwards, Colorado
From our first conversation with Malia we knew that we had found the perfect agent for our search
Valerie A., Edwards, Colorado
Incredibly dedicated, intelligent, honest and she has great instincts
Amy V., Vail, Colorado
Malia is one of the best I’ve had the privilege to work with
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!!”