Luxury Property Specialist
Luxury Property Specialist
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
1314 S King St Fl 2nd
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Malia’s experience as an accomplished attorney, her psychology degree, and her enthusiasm and passion to provide her clients with an unparalleled level of representation and service bring an exceptional perspective to her real estate business. Having worked with large national and multi-national companies as well as start-up ventures, Malia is skilled at analyzing information to make strategic investment decisions.
Malia’s psychology degree provides her with the important ability to understand people, personalities and motivations. She uses this knowledge with her negotiating skills to successfully navigate her clients through the entire process of buying or selling a home.
Malia is proud to be a Specialist in the prestigious Coldwell Banker Previews International program, the market leader in luxury home sales both locally and nationally. Previews Specialists must demonstrate the highest level of market knowledge and professionalism in the luxury market arena. This standard of excellence is why Coldwell Banker Previews International dominates the market. Malia earned this designation within six months of being with Coldwell Banker, and is now in the Elite tier of Previews, which represents the top 15 of over 400 agents on Oahu. Malia was awarded Coldwell Banker’s 2015 and 2016 International President’s Circle award, which is given to the top six percent of more than 85,000 agents in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, for their overall sales volume. Other recognitions include Outstanding New Experienced Associate for Coldwell Banker in 2015, and Best in Real Estate, 2016 and 2017 Honolulu Magazine.
Malia grew up on Oahu and returned home after living abroad and on the mainland for ten years. She is a graduate of Punahou School, Boston College, B.A. magna cum laude, and the University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D. cum laude, Thurston Honors Society, and Order of the Coif. At Punahou School Malia was an all-state track and field athlete. She had the wonderful experience of living in Paris, Munich, Barcelona and Tokyo working as a professional print and runway model.
Malia supports charitable causes including Women’s Fund of Hawaii, JDRF, and the Aloha Medical Mission. Her interests include running, wine and traveling. Malia and her husband James have twin boys and a Boston Terrier.
"I am so glad to have Malia Kakos as our realtor. She recently helped us secure a property we liked. She was effective, and negotiated a smart price point on our offer. She was also diligent in following through each and every step of the closing process. Malia gave us tons of good advice, including how to spruce up the place once we take possession. Overall, we are glad Malia was there to help us with the purchase of our property. Thank you, Malia."
-Mrs. Bahar, Client
"Malia was so great to work with. We just moved into the house of our dreams - largely thanks to her. There were multiple offers on the house we chose - but Malia had a unique strategy that put us ahead of the other bidders, without overpaying. She was also great during our search - very patient and helpful and always made herself available. We highly recommend Malia."
-Mr. and Mrs. La Forgia, Client
"Malia Kakos is a high energy, intelligent and tenacious individual with exceptional follow through and dependability. She not only spotted our dream home for us, but her legal expertise was an unexpected, tremendous benefit to us when the situation with our buyers took a complicated turn. We could not have made this important transaction happen without her and love our new home."
-Mr. and Mrs. Craven, Client
"Malia worked tirelessly to find us potential properties. Her contract negotiation skills were instrumental in getting us into our new home in an extremely competitive neighborhood. If we ever decide to move, Malia will be the first person that we call."
-Dr. Walle and Dr. Shiraishi, Client
"Malia Kakos was able to identify the right property that exceeded our dreams and organize all details to complete the offer. Her attention to detail and expertise did not end there. Our family is very pleased with the professional experience and personal touch that Malia brought to an emotional transaction. We highly endorse her credentials and recommend her to handle your next home purchase."
-Mr. and Mrs. Sibley, Client
"Malia's attorney background and knowledge of the housing market gave Kathy and me the confidence to buy our dream condo (which she patiently found for us) before selling our house. From the outstanding photos her photographer meticulously shot of our Palolo home to the professional staging of each room, Malia focused on getting it sold. We received a full price offer within 24-hours of our first open house and closed within 14 days of the condo we purchased. She did all of the big - and small - things that made the whole experience so gratifying. We would highly recommend Malia to anyone selling or buying a home."
-Mr. and Mrs. Holden, Client