Mel Shutt

Director and Property Consultant 


Prior to Mel beginning her career as a Property Consultant in 2009, she came from a 14 year career in Child Protection where her communication skills were developed to a very high standard.

Since joining Ripple in 2012, both her tireless dedication and fine-tuned personal and communication skills have resulted in her becoming a highly regarded and sought after Consultant in her own right.

Outside of real estate, Mel is married with two adult step-children, two grandchildren and has labradoodles that are the apple of her eye!

In her rare personal down time she enjoys playing competition squash, running and spending time in her garden.
  • Thank you so much to Ripple Realty and in particular Mel for her wonderful help in selling my property in Lindisfarne. I could not have asked for a more professional and positive agent. Mel gave me excellent advice on preparing my house for sale and I was so impressed with the exceptional photos that were taken by Rachel and the marketing of my property. Mel kept me informed throughout the process and I was very happy with a great result in a very short period of time. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mel to anyone else looking for an agent and she is certainly an asset to Ripple. The customised lower commission did not in any way mean I received a lower level of service. Well done Mel!

    Kath – Lindisfarne

  • What attracted me to use Mel to sell our house, was that when we were looking at purchasing a property she took us through with the utmost care to ensure all of its assets were noted. You could tell that she truly enjoyed her job. When we had questions she promptly provided us with the answers. A couple of years on, we recently sold our tenanted property. Mel was so courteous towards our tenants and new purchasers that on many occasions she went the extra mile to ensure that everyone felt comfortable with the transition for the tenants between new and old owner. Her attention to detail and the effort she puts in is second to none. We highly recommend Mel!

    James & Ashleigh - Kingston

  • We have now bought and sold a home with Mel Shutt and what a pain and stress-free experience it has been both times. Mel is so warm and friendly but always professional and we trust her judgement of the market implicitly. She has been right on target both times! If Mel says she’ll get back to you with an answer on anything, you can rely on her to do just that. Even after we had a conditional contract on our house she still was working to keep other buyers in the wings, ‘just in case’. I never thought that I would say that selling a house could be pleasant, but in this case, it certainly was. I would recommend Mel and Ripple Realty’s services to anyone who is buying or selling a home. Trust us – you will notice the different in the service!

    Deborah & Rob – Geilston Bay

  • My husband Paul and I recently sold our house with Ripple Realty. Mel Shutt was the Property Consultant that handled the selling process for us and we would like to express our sincere thanks to her and to Ripple for making the experience a pleasure and a success. Mel’s conduct has been professional and very positive. Mel is always willing to discuss any ideas and she is ALWAYS available. We have bought and sold many houses and found Ripple the stand out choice for quality service, marketing strategy and great value for money. Paul and I would not hesitate in recommending Mel and Ripple Realty to anyone wanting to sell their property.

    Janet & Paul – Blackmans Bay

  • Mel Shutt has sold my home. When I first met with Mel I immediately felt comfortable that she was the best person for the job. Mel took her time explaining the whole process of selling a home to me and if I did not understand something she would explain it again until I was clear and comfortable. Mel did not over promise, was realistic and very professional in the responsibilities she had. After open homes I would get feedback immediately and Mel always had a strategy in place. Mel worked really hard in achieving results and for this I thank her very much. I am extremely grateful for her hard work, honestly and reliability. Selling my home was emotional and Mel took this on board always above and beyond. If you are looking for a real estate consultant that offers above and beyond Mel Shutt is your lady.

    Lisa - Montrose

  • We are wanting to pass on our appreciation for the way our house sale was handled by Mel; her professionalism, expert advice, realistic approach and genuine friendliness makes her a great Real Estate Agent! Her whole approach in the appraisal process was a deciding factor for us to go with Ripple (we had four different agents appraise our house). She was also right on the mark as to what price range our house was in – and within 6 weeks had a sale in that range that we were very happy to accept! (We had been told by another agent that our house was worth $50,000 less than what Mel achieved!) We also loved the way Mel communicated with us and kept us in the loop, and the thoughtfulness in giving plenty of notice before a private inspection. I would recommend Ripple to anyone thinking of selling. A big thank you to Mel and the team a Ripple for a very rewarding selling experience.

    A & S

  • Our experience with Mel has been very positive. I have mentioned this to a few people who are thinking of selling. Mel did not over-promise, was realistic, efficient and very comfortable in carrying out her responsibilities. I found her very timely in appointments and in providing feedback. We felt comfortable that she would do the best she could. Overall, my comments to others who have asked us about Ripple, was that they carried out all the claims made in the marketing material. It was a relaxing experience.

    David – New Town

  • Our Ripple experience was entirely positive. I have sold only one property using an agent in the past and was so disappointed with the agent’s performance that I sold the next two properties myself with support. However in selling our Mother’s home and the family home we grew up in, we needed an agent that we could rely on to do this emotionally difficult job on behalf of my brother and I. Mel was very supportive and sensitive to our situation (only recently having lost our Mother). Mel also always did exactly as she said she would – such an important quality in my view. She always let us know in advance when she was showing someone through the property and always rang to pass on the feedback. Her attention to detail, her preparedness to put in the hard yards and keeping us fully informed throughout the whole sale process, checked all the boxes for us. Mel was extremely flexible in meeting the needs of potential purchasers, showing them through the property as late as 5.30pm and as early as 7.00am! As a consequence of her efforts the property sold in only 8 or 9 weeks in a tough market. We are entirely happy with out Ripple experience and will be highly recommending Mel Shutt to others.

    Tracey - Glenorchy

  • Mel was more than helpful with a friendly and professional attitude. I was very impressed with the service I got and at a great price. More people should try Ripple. The transition from Listing to Sale was effortless, I couldn’t have wished for a more Professional service.

    Simon – West Moonah

  • I have found the Ripple service first class with no criticism whatsoever. Mel Shutt is an outstanding operative in every way.

    Hugh – Tranmere

  • From my first meeting with Mel Shutt from Ripple Realty, I immediately knew that she was the right person to sell my home. She was very focused and demonstrated a high level of knowledge of selling a broad range of luxury homes. From the first week there was a constant stream of inspections and much interest in the property and despite the slower than usual market, the house sold quickly. Mel was a pleasure to work with and provided feedback after each inspection. She was positive and enthusiastic throughout and I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is considering selling. Ripple Realty provided a five star service without the over-inflated prices charged by other agents. It is a true indication that they are in touch with the state of the market!

    Kay – Midway Point

  • Thank you Mel for your efforts in securing the sale of my house in Leslie Vale. I appreciated your sensitivity when organising inspections, and your friendly and professional approach to the sale negotiations. You provided valuable feedback from prospective buyers and helped the sale proceed.

    Jon – Blackmans Bay

  • ‘Mel’ at Ripple Realty made selling my property a breeze. At all times throughout the process Mel was highly approachable, professional and friendly. She gave realistic expectations and conducted her work in a timely manner. I absolutely appreciate Mel’s honesty and hard work – she clearly works for her clients and aims for the very best outcomes. Should I ever sell a property again in the future, I will most definitely go back to Mel at Ripple and I would recommend her to any potential vendors or purchasers.

    Travis & Melanie – Chigwell

  • I was extremely happy with Ripple’s (Mel’s) attention to detail and their dedication to both vendor and prospective buyers. It was a very fair outcome for both of us. Dealings with tenants and past occupiers of the house were handled with sensitivity, ensuring a smooth transition to new owners. I would recommend ‘Ripple’ to all.

    Joan & Denys – Blackmans Bay

  • We were away on holidays immediately after putting our house on the market and Mel was amazing. She took late viewings, repeat viewings and had sold it for us in under a week. This is the second house we have sold with Mel and for knowledge of the area, the market and dedication to doing the best she can for the vendor, she is second to none. We can’t recommend her highly enough. A professional and caring agent.

    Deborah & Robbie – Oakdowns

  • Mel made selling my property a breeze. At all times throughout the process she was highly approachable, professional and friendly. Mel gave realistic expectations and conducted her work in a timely manner. I absolutely appreciate her honesty and hard work – she clearly works for her clients and aims for the very best outcomes. Should I ever sell a property again in the future, I will most definitely go back to Mel and Ripple and I would recommend her to anyone considering selling.

    Maria – Moonah

  • Mel was a pleasure to work with and her commitment to detail is outstanding! Always pleasant and a warm smile and generous with her time to make sure we were always kept informed as to what the buyer’s feedback was for the property. All in all, a wonderful experience and great result.

    Ollie & Elizabeth – Rosetta

  • Mel sold our house in Lenah Valley recently and we were very pleased with her professionalism, integrity and level of service. The house was under contract within days of the first open home at a price we were very pleased with. Mel was very friendly and a pleasure to work with. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to others and plan to use her services again when we next sell.

    Anne & Hannah – Lenah Valley

  • Mel was so responsive and helpful. Always returned calls and explained everything. She understood the sale of this property was difficult for me and was sensitive to my feelings

    Seller – Granton

  • Mel is a true professional. I would highly recommend her if you want to sell your house.

    Seller – Sandy Bay

  • Mel is exemplary, has great communication skills and is approachable and efficient. We would absolutely recommend Mel to anyone, we could not fault her. She is genuine and made us feel that we were her Number 1 priority. A really enjoyable and stress-free experience.

    Seller – Geilston Bay

  • Mel went over and above to help sell my property arranging personal inspections as per my wishes to not open the home to the public. Mel managed to negotiate with the eventual buyer through some complicated conditions for a successful sale. Very much recommend!

    Seller - Berriedale

Property Showcase


5 Perry Court 




Sandy Bay 

15/1 Plimsoll Place 



Offers over $450,000 


62 Van Morey Road 



Offers Over $795,000 


76 Arunta Crescent 



Offers over $485,000 

Old Beach 

1/8 Bay Waters Court 



Offers over $485,000 

Oyster Cove 

16 Mathinna Road 



Offers Over $895,000 

Old Beach 

7 Magus Terrace 



Offers Over $285,000 


10 Coraki Street 



Mid to High $500,000 


34 St Aubyn Square 





19 Carnegie Street 





4/78A Chapel Street 





113 Malunna Road 





1/46 Riverway Road 




Blackmans Bay 

205 Roslyn Avenue 





6 Central Avenue 





1 Broad Street