My wife and I have been coming to the Vail Valley for the past 15 years for both winter and summer family vacations. We finally decided it was time to purchase our own home during the summer of 2015 and we were introduced to Malia Nobrega through a mutual friend. Finding the right real estate professional was very important to us and we were looking for someone who had a complete knowledge of the Vail Valley and who would work to find the right home for us not just complete a transaction. Furthermore, as a 2nd home and living in Chicago, the ability to engage in the real estate process was very concerning to us so we were looking for someone we could completely trust. What we found in Malia was so much more than what we expected in a real estate professional. From the very beginning she took the time to get to know us as people which enabled her to know not just our price range or property type but to have complete insight into what we were looking for in a property. So when she saw a property go on market on a Saturday morning and called us immediately in Illinois to say she was certain she found the right property for us we had complete trust she was right. Furthermore, she had already reviewed the property, taken pictures of the property, provided video footage of the property, and had outlined a plan to submit an offer on the property all the while showing genuine excitement about finding a property that fit us perfectly. And because of our trust in her, we were able to quickly react and meet the needs of the seller. By Saturday evening we had a offer out to the sellers built on Malia’s professional insight and heroically completed on her drive back and forth to Denver for a Bronco’s game. If I was asked to describe Malia in words it would be hard working, thorough, knowledgeable, accessible, personable, caring, trustworthy, but most of all committed to finding the right property for her clients. It also did not end at the contract signing. She was there through the whole process referring me to legal counsel, insurance providers, inspectors, and financing providers. Each proved to be exceptional referrals making the entire process smooth. And when I needed someone to do my final walk through she was willing to do that for me as well as taking the time to measure rooms for furniture. In the world of residential real estate, Malia is a rare professional willing to go the proverbial extra mile to meet the needs of her clients.