Darla Phillips


There’s nothing quite as rewarding as seeing the joy that my clients experience after a successful closing. With luxury properties, the stakes are high, and that’s why I treat every transaction with the care and excellence needed to reach that joyous conclusion. When it comes to helping those in search of Maui's affordable condos or a family buying their first home, I maintain that same standard of excellence, providing the attention to detail and transactional knowledge that are key to a successful, seamless real estate transaction.

Raised in Florida, I originally moved to Maui for a one-year hiatus with my sister and best friend. From the second I stepped off the airplane and onto Maui soil, I fell in love with the island and never looked back. I have called Maui my home for the last 40 years, and I truly believe there’s no better place to live! Having lived and worked in both South Maui and West Maui, I know the island well, and as a Realtor specializing in luxury properties, I use this extensive local knowledge to help my clients find the right location and property so they can enjoy all that there is to love about the island.

For over 30 years, I worked in Lahaina helping clients upgrade their interiors, and have been inside thousands of condos and homes across Maui. Since becoming a Realtor, I have used my interior design background to help buyers find a home that will fit their lifestyle and aesthetic, while also helping sellers market their property in the best way possible. As a new agent with the Top Maui Homes sales team, I co-listed and sold an oceanfront home for over 7 million dollars.

As a Realtor at Hawai’i Life, I work with a professional team that reflects the Maui community as a whole - There is a sense of teamwork, ohana, and constant support from within the company. Hawai’i Life also gives back to the communities that we serve through outward contributions and charity funds, and this is a value that I share.

Beyond my professional accomplishments, I am proud to say that I am a wife, mother, and grandmother to two precious little children that I adore. When I’m not working or spending quality time with my family and friends, I enjoy snorkeling, SUP, kayaking, hiking, tennis, pickleball, and fully embracing the active Maui lifestyle. If you’re ready to share the joy of life on Maui, and successfully sell or buy a luxury property on the island, contact me today and I’d be happy to partner with you!



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What my clients are saying...

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful process. I have worked with many realtors, own many real estate properties, primary homes and investment properties on main land and Maui. I also ran a real estate investment firm’s realtor recruiting and training department. Hands down Darla is one of the of the best relators I have met. I have known Darla over 15 years and one of the best customer advocates that you will ever come across.

I have very high expectations and I interviewed many realtors and was looking for a realtor with these trades to represent me on Maui: who know the Maui market, professional, knowledgeable in the RE process, excellent negotiator, have a sense of urgency, patient, excellent customer advocate with highest level of integrity. And someone that had the talent and resources to stage my property for sale for a reasonable commission rate. And Darla made the cut. We started discussing selling one property and I was so please she ended up representing and selling 3 properties. They were all closed on the same day. What I have learned over the years there are many realtors but only 2% fall in to the best realtor category and Darla in my opinion falls in the 2% categories. If you are new to the island or long time Maui resident, you will not be disappointed selecting Darla as your realtor.

— Saman Dias

Positive: Professionalism

Darla was the co-lister for my oceanfront home on Maui. She was at every showing and made sure she was knowledgeable about the finishes, the home and the neighborhood. On the few chances I was at the house when a potential buyer was; she was light and funny and made everyone feel at home. She is an enthusiastic and optimistic person and her personality comes out with her salesmanship. The process and closing was seamless and timely.

— Donna Poseley