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 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. Six years later, Malia was the third producing real estate agent in the Vail Valley in 2019 and remains on top, selling nearly $100 million in 2020. Acknowledged as being in the top 0.1% in all of Colorado real estate agents*, Malia was given an award by LuxuryRealEstate.com for her significant sale, achieving the highest sales price of all time for a residence in Edwards, Colorado.
Malia has been rooted in the area for over 40 years, having grown up in the Vail Valley and therefore brings a uniquely local experience to her clientele. After elementary through high school in the Vail Valley, Malia headed to 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 property management company in 2004. After a number of years, Malia and her husband sold the property management company in order for her to fully focus on her 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 the story” and convey a lifestyle. Malia casts a wide net in her marketing approach, merging old and new with a huge digital footprint as well as targeted print media in order 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. 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 help ensure that funds expended are directed to their highest and best use as they relate to return on the investment.
*Data based upon sales volume, REAL Trends’ America’s Best Real Estate Agents 2020
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) and All of Avon (Wildridge and Mountain Star, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Wolcott).
She was everything that the other reviewers had promised and more.
Mark & Ashley J., Beaver Creek, Colorado
Malia knows how to navigate to a successful close.
based on her excellent website. They were not disappointed when they first saw the property two weeks later. Malia and her team, Alex and
Ilse, were tireless in communicating with all parties. Malia knows how to navigate to a successful close.”
Nina & Luke O., Edwards, Colorado
Her reputation speaks for itself and she is universally known for being highly knowledgeable, scrupulously honest and working very professionally and efficiently with sellers and buyers.
Malia and her engaging and helpful team worked alongside the home stagers to present our home very positively beyond our expectations. We were thrilled with the marketing photographs, videography and matterport footage. Her suggestions about establishing a correct asking price, setting up previews, and marketing the property resulted in multiple full price offers in less than 24 hours after listing. Despite being under contract, she and her team continued to show our property and secure a non-contingent backup offer which enabled us to feel secure during the pre-closing phase of our contract.
Overall we recommend Malia and her team without reservation for their psychological understanding of buyers and sellers and their encyclopedic knowledge of Vail Valley real estate.”
Jack D., Vail, Colorado
Malia not only functioned as a superb real estate professional but held our hands from start to finish.
Kimberly S., Edwards, Colorado
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
She is great! She has the best disposition and attitude.
Monica S., Vail, 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!!”