Our Team

Our Team


Shelley Pilkington, Director
Marketing Consultant & Copywriter

Shelley believes that to be successful in any business, it should never be about simply making the sale but ALWAYS about building an on-going relationship with clients. When people know, like and trust you, they do business with you. It’s a simple formula, a more enjoyable way of doing business and life, and more rewarding than always chasing the sale.

In 2011, after working as a marketing assistant for one of Barfoot & Thompson’s top salespeople, Shelley saw the opportunity for a marketing communications business specialising in real estate. With her marketing training and own experience as a real estate investor, combined with a background in information technology, market research and desktop publishing, this was the perfect combination of skills to begin Downright Brilliant.

Shelley is now privileged to work with many highly successful real estate sales professionals who are at the top of their game and who truly care about their clients’ needs, as well as many salespeople new to the industry who are keen to get a headstart with prospecting.

Outside of work, Shelley enjoys time with her husband and three children. She especially enjoys combining family time with her love for the New Zealand bush, birds and nature. She is also Chairperson of her local Community Centre with a goal of building a thriving, caring and connected community.


Rach Miller, Personal Assistant
“Behind the Screen” Extraordinaire

Having worked as a personal assistant with Barfoot & Thompson then Mike Pero Real Estate, Rach fully understands the crazy juggle required to manage vendors, buyers, advertising deadlines, printers and the all-important family-life, while keeping potential new listings continually flowing into the prospecting pipeline.

The “wish I was an interior decorator” part of her LOVES looking at photos of other people’s homes—ideal when she also gets to write compelling advertising copy to entice potential buyers to come to an open home!

The master of efficiency and keeping operations running smoothly, Rach is the prowess “behind the screen” publishing newsletters and writing advertising copy.

The Rest of the Team

We have a great team of freelance journalists, writers and designers on-call as required (even Shelley’s teenage son enjoys pocket money from the odd Photoshopping job).

We’re all here to make YOUR life easier. How can we help you today?

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