|Regent Territory||Denver, Boulder, Telluride, Crested Butte and Vail, CO|
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. 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.