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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My Blog Posts
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buying advice
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What my clients are saying...

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Darla Phillips is a top-notch realtor! My husband and I used her for the purchase of a condo in Wailea and because of her expertise and personality, what could have been a very stressful situation, ended up being a positive experience!

Darla is extremely knowledgeable about the Maui real estate market having lived there for years and owned rental properties there. Besides being knowledgeable, she is very accessible and responsive which is one of the most important characteristics when doing business these days. Furthermore, she is detail orientated, upbeat, funny, a great listener and poised under pressure.

Our transaction had some complicating factors, and at one point, we had serious doubts about moving forward. Darla never pressured us, and she continued to work tirelessly in our best interest. She did extensive research into the complicating areas and educated us on findings. In the end, we closed on a beautiful condo that we love! And it couldn’t have happened without Darla!

— Cindy Estes

My experience with Darla Phillips was A+. Everything went smoothly with Darla's assistance. As a first time home buyer, she made it so easy, I certainly recommend her.

— Brian Smith