Malia Cox Nobrega

LIV Sotheby's International Realty


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 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 the 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).

Profile Details

Year Established
Regent Territory
Denver, Boulder, Telluride, Crested Butte and Vail, CO

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Additional Resources

Recent Blog Posts

Malia Appears on TV8 Good Morning Vail | 382 El Mirador

Mar 22 - Malia Cox Nobrega, LIV Sotheby's International Realty

Vail Valley Market Report January 2016 | Malia's Analysis

Mar 22 - Malia Cox Nobrega, LIV Sotheby's International Realty

Vail Valley Market Report 2015 Year End

Feb 23 - Malia Cox Nobrega, LIV Sotheby's International Realty

My Listings

Edwards, CO, United States

$42,000,000 USD

8 16
Edwards, CO, United States

$1,400,000 USD

3 2
Vail, CO, United States

$15,500,000 USD

5 6
Vail, CO, United States

$11,775,000 USD

4 5


We recently hired Malia to list and sell our home in Vail, Colorado. We honestly were not initially planning on listing with her as we have friends and know various Realtors in the area, but we decided meet with her before we made our final decision. We were shocked when she presented her marketing plan and gave us examples of what she would be doing to market and sell our home. The amount of ingenuity and work that she puts into her advanced marketing efforts was obviously exceptional. Her passion is infectious and just hearing about some of the details encouraged us to make a swift decision to list with her. We felt that it was best to keep friendship out of selling one of our largest personal assets and potentially straining a relationship.

Malia did everything she promised and more. It was pretty humorous because we even emailed some of the marketing materials to a good friend of ours (the websites, email brochures, and video) because we knew he doesn’t think much of real estate brokers and we were interested to see his reaction. He replied back something to the effect of “congratulations you found the one great Realtor out there.”

Not only does Malia use high tech methods to market her listings but she also uses the old school approach by having various print ads to promote our home in the local paper and real estate magazines etcetera. She had several ads promoting our home in print at all times.

It is important to note that Malia effectuated all of this on her own arranging access to the neighbor's home for showings even though it was not on the market for sale. She used her great relationship the other homeowner and also explained to them that access to their home would likely result in a higher price for our home which, in turn, would promote stronger values overall in the complex.

The bottom line is where can you find someone that grew up in the area, has a background as an attorney, an incredible ability with marketing and technology, and combines that with a work ethic that drives her to go the proverbial “extra mile” then I don’t know why you would hire anyone else. Malia truly raises the bar. We cannot recommend her enough and have already done so and will continue to do so.

Seth and Mary Barsky

In a word...Sensational! Malia's level of expertise is top drawer. She is a true professional and is supported by a staff equal to her expectations, and most certainly ours. She is a thinking woman who is clearly in touch with the market as well as her clients needs and expectations. Her marketing skills reflect a practiced eye for showing a property in it's very best light.

Morris and Helen Ginsburg

Malia was fantastic throughout the process. As a native of the area she was extremely helpful in all aspects from our first phone call to closing. She took the time to understand my needs and help me focus on the right properties and maximize my visits to the area. She played my interests to ultimately help me find a great home in Vail, but also aid in all the issues that come with any process doing anything needed locally as I was remote. I highly recommend Malia without hesitation. You would be in great hands.

Joe Mrak -CEO of FolioDynamix

We are currently working with Malia Nobrega to buy our next home. Malia had come highly recommended to us by a friend who had worked with her in the past. Malia has an extensive and intimate knowledge of the HOAs in the Vail Valley because she has her own property management company. This was particularly helpful because as we reviewed each potential home, Malia already knew how we could potentially change the exterior of the home to better suit our needs. For example; adding fences and tree removal at one home we liked and leveling out a slight slope to create better play space at another. She also has a legal background which was really helpful as she was able to help us put together an offer (on a home we liked) within the unique buying/selling contingencies we are currently facing. We didn't know if Malia would even work with us as potential clients as she typically works with clients buying and selling higher end/luxury homes. We need not have worried; Malia was as responsive to us as any of her other clients buying and selling bigger and more expensive homes. On several occasions we called her after driving by potential homes and liking their curb appeal she was quick to offer us tours of them.... right then and there. "I'll meet you there in 15 minutes" was always her response. We also found that Malia really listened to what it was we were looking for and was quick to find us a number of potential homes that we could really envisage living in for the next 30 years. She has an excellent creative eye and always had excellent suggestions as to how to enhance certain features within homes to 1. better suit our needs and 2. easily add value to the home. We have put our search for a new home on hold for the winter and will revisit this in the spring and will continue to work with Malia at that time. Even after we had told her we had decided to put our search on hold until the spring Malia was happy to show us further homes we liked the look of to help us explore/research/better understand the market. We never felt like we were wasting Malia's time. She definitely encouraged us to 'get a feel for what is out there.

Rachael Stroker - Edwards, Colorado

Malia took on a very complicated real estate transaction and was able to pull off a small miracle! Some deals require someone that works at a higher dedicated level which Malia provides. I highly recommend Malia for real estate business requirements. She is intelligent, personable, and has a high level of integrity.

Mitchell Karlin

I could not believe I stumbled upon a Realtor with this combination of connections and expertise.

Jayme Ferrnandez

Malia is very professional, she is knowledgeable in every aspect of the sale. No details were overlooked thru the entire process. She made many honest recommendations throughout the sales process to keep us informed on market value. The most important detail is she worked for us thru every step of the process thru closing no rocks unturned.

Marcy Perry -Mountain Star

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