As a full time Realtor® and avid artist, Velia Lala has a gift for helping people buy and sell a desired lifestyle. Born and raised in Louisiana, Velia has been traveling to the white-sandy beaches of Destin, Florida, long before relocating and purchasing her first piece of paradise in 2008. Since then, Velia has built a strong reputation for her charisma and involvement with the art and philanthropic communities.
Velia loves helping her clients obtain their dream home. With over 30 years of sales and marketing experience, she brings her knowledge and enthusiasm to every real estate transaction. She has always had a passion for marketing beautiful high-end homes and luxury RVs. As a local real estate investor, she understands buying a property from Destin to the 30A area is more than needing specific house features—it’s investing in the tranquil and desired lifestyle of owning near the beach.
As a knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate associate of Keller Williams Realty, Velia has access to over 170,000 associates across the country to help sell her client properties as quickly as possible for the most amount of money. She utilizes smart technology and effective marketing strategies to deliver a white-glove level of service to her clients. Her wealth of knowledge about the area makes Velia a highly sought-after real estate agent along the Emerald Coast.
In addition to real estate, Velia has also built a strong reputation for blending her custom artworks with high-end real estate properties. Velia’s original works exude energy with vibrant colors and textures that evoke authentic and positive emotions. She believes there is a strong relationship between art and luxury real estate since many high-end buyers are often art lovers. She uses various techniques in her art, including epoxy high gloss and body casting, to bring life to her property listings and help them stand out among thousands of condos and houses on the market through her creative staging processes.
Velia’s artistic work has been featured in regional and national media publications, been showcased in multiple galleries, and has received numerous awards. She continues to be a contributing artist to various organizations, such as: Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Children’s Advocacy Center Gala, and many more. Velia is on the Board of Directors for Aletha’s Legacy, a 501(c)3 dedicated to improving the education and welfare of underprivileged children in Liberia, as well as the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, a 501(c)3 providing services for children in Okaloosa and Walton counties that have been abused, neglected or assaulted.
In her free time, Velia enjoys taking in the view and enjoying a nice glass of wine on her swing from her waterfront property. She is often accompanied by her sidekick, Lexie Lu Lala, the long-haired chihuahua, who has also established a strong reputation in the community from her various appearances hanging at art galleries and her own dedicated