Meet the Experts

Melinda Vallett Broker

Melinda is a dedicated Broker who began her real estate career in Boston in 1984. She moved to Nantucket in 1990 as Sales Director for Nashaquisset, a large development project. She was lured to the beauty and lifestyle of the island and soon decided to make Nantucket her permanent home. Since then, she has successfully built up a full time, year round real estate following comprised of both new and repeat clients. Now some of her clients are the children of her clients from when she moved to the island.

Her life has expanded to include her husband, a native Nantucketer and local home builder and their daughter, Natasha. She now finds a fine balance between her work and fundraising to support many of the island’s non-profits centered around enriching childrens’ lives.  On a warm day, as sunset approaches, you can find her on her paddleboard in The Creeks alongside her daughter, or enjoying a sail on the family’s classic wooden Wianno Senior, which her husband recently restored.

Not a day goes by that she doesn’t look around, take a deep breath and say a ‘thank you’ for the many gifts offered by this island by the sea.


“We recently purchased a house on Nantucket. Melinda Vallett was wonderful to work with and helped make our purchase possible. Melinda has extensive knowledge of all aspects of year round life on Nantucket and accurate expertise in Nantucket’s unique real estate market including location, zoning and pricing. She listened to our “wish list” of price, location, size, and layout, showed us a variety of properties fitting those parameters, and patiently helped us find a house that met our requirements. Melinda was helpful in negotiating the terms of the purchase, finding us a local attorney, and even offering great advice for furnishing our new home. Melinda has continued to be a resource for possible rentals of our property, as well as for general advice on island life. -Bill and Lori, Maryland”

“The preparation of the property for listing was difficult. With Melinda Vallett's excellent guidance and her calming words to me I was able to prepare and ready the property for listing and final sale. I can easily say that I could not have done it without Melinda Vallett. -William P., N.J.”

“Melinda Vallett is a superb real estate agent.  In every instance of our Nantucket house sale she was positive, energetic, detailed, and prepared to meet prospective buyers at every turn. Often she was on the phone early in the a.m. with news about our house.  Also, she was able to suggest resources to make the sale  of our home more attractive to possible buyers.  Melinda doesn't miss a beat. -Ed and Norma, N.J.”