Maila grew up between Missouri, O'ahu, Kaua'i, and Oregon. Her father is originally from Missouri and met her mother on O'ahu while stationed in the Army. Maila lived in 11 different homes before the age of 19. Little did she know, this would plant the seed for a career in real estate, but before that, she would pursue her passion for music.
Maila won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award in 2011 with Ben Vegas (Ben Maila), sang at Carnegie Hall with Grammy Award Nominees Ho'okena, has written songs for feature films and commercials, and performed with multi-platinum artists like Jim Brickman and Natalie Cole. While she enjoyed a lot of success in music, she never took her eyes off the real estate market. She obtained her real estate license in 2007 and sold for Marriott Vacation Club at Ko 'Olina. In 2017, she activated her license full time. Since then, she has been nominated twice for the Aloha 'Aina Award, was featured in Honolulu Magazine as a top agent, has a Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation, worked on the Hawaiian Homes sales team, and has helped in many facets of real estate including 1031 exchange, foreclosure, bankruptcy, renovation, first time homebuyers, etc. from the North Shore to Waikiki. Maila has also taught first time home buying seminars and has been on local news stations sharing her knowledge of the Hawaii real estate market. When asked what makes her different, Maila says she loves using her creative, entertainer spirit to market properties. If you read her testimonials, you'll find Maila's clients raving about her empathy, thorough communication, and understanding of people as well as the market.
Maila volunteers lends her voice and time to various charities like the Special Olympics and Soroptomist International. In her downtime, Maila enjoys surfing, hiking, and living in East Honolulu with her husband and 2 English cocker spaniels.