Clare Nation

Director & Negotiator

I joined The Property Exchange as an energetic 20 year old in 1998 to create a rent roll for this emergent company. Eleven years later, I had successfully developed the rental portfolio to over 300 properties and decided it was time to expand my experience outside the “TPE” fold.

Initially working as a Sales Agent and then overseeing the operations of a large real estate firm based in a mining town. My previous experience in management and sales helped me oversee project marketing, residential and commercial tenders, sales of residential and commercial developments, staff recruitment and corporate finance for various entities.

This experience put me in good stead when I returned to my beloved brand at The Property Exchange in 2018. I now oversee the sales team as well as being a practicing sales and marketing woman in and around the Subiaco area. In 2020 Niki gave me the opportunity to buy into The Property Exchange and I am looking forward to all the opportunities that this will bring as a Director of my much-loved business.

During my years in real estate, I have come to understand the importance of honesty, integrity, authenticity and the significance of being passionate about improving people’s lives overall, and setting them on a course which is going to benefit them in the future. To this end, when it comes time for my clients to sell their home, my absolute top priority is to give expert advice that will enhance the selling price and hence place them in a great position for their next move.

My technological ‘know how’, strong focus on proactive activities, client communication, and immense compassion, empathy and drive combine to create the very best outcome for my clients. This is what I pride myself on. And whilst my business is selling homes, my focus is and will always be on being there to transform the lives of my clients through home ownership.


Brittany Nation

Sales Associate

Growing up surrounded by family members in the property industry, I was destined to find my place in real estate, the passion and devotion my amazing mother holds has always been something I’ve looked up to.

Prior to joining The Property Exchange Team, I had a strong customer service background whilst studying a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Public Relations and Events Management. This truly formed my interpersonal skills and where I discovered my love for helping people and working with them to achieve goals.

I landed myself in The Property Exchange office after much consideration. To exceed in the field of real estate, I have seen first-hand the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm that goes into it. Knowing this, I am ready to start my real estate journey, I am up for the challenge and going to put my heart and soul into this career.

Every day I am learning the ropes and excited to continue growing and learning. I believe my experience in customer service has given me a solid foundation to achieve not just good, but great results! I am looking forward to my future at The Property Exchange and all the growth it will bring!

Living NOR and coming from a family that loves the coast, you can find me enjoying the beautiful coastline of Perth as much as I can, immersing myself in new travel experiences (fun fact: I lived abroad in London for my gap year), and enjoying time with my family and friends!



Niki Peinke

Founder & Brand Ambassador

I started my working life as a psychologist with Mental Health Services after attaining a Bachelor of Psychology at UWA and while I did not pursue a career in psychology, I have found it particularly useful when selling homes.

In 1978 I moved to South Africa and started a career in Public Relations within the hospitality industry, working for the Southern Sun group of hotels Holiday Inns and a very upmarket private Hotel named The Vineyard.  In 1984 I returned to Perth and attained a position as Public Relations Manager of the Merlin Hotel (now The Hyatt) and then 2 years later opened my own version of The Hard Rock Café in Hay Street, Subiaco, which was a resounding success and would be humming until the kitchen closed at 3am in the morning!  I ran The Hard Rock Café until it was bought by Matilda Bay Brewing Company and renamed The Oriel.

In 1988 I started my career in Real Estate in Subiaco and then in 1997 took the big step and opened The Property Exchange.  More than twenty years later, “ TPE “as we fondly call it, is still going strong, and is the most fun place I have worked.  We have created a work hard, play hard mentality which has created a great atmosphere without a lot of humour along the way.

My investment portfolio is based on property, where I buy and keep, this is why I still live in the same house I purchased in Claremont back in 1985, but of course I have thoroughly renovated and extended since then.

My real estate ethos is to give the best advice for my client’s needs and that may be not selling their property.  I am also very passionate about preparing houses for sale and making them the best they can be to get the best result possible for my sellers.

Outside of real estate I love collecting old and retro things, singing, and playing the guitar, talking to my parrot Banjo, entertaining friends and travelling the world.

If you would like to know more about Subiaco, Shenton Park & surrounding areas, chat with

Clare Nation at 0400 586 281 email clare@thepropertyexchange.com.au



  • From buyer to seller, both my experiences with Clare were nothing short of outstanding. Not to mention during ownership period, Clare and TPE team were extremely caring, sending out personal hand-written cards wishing me a Merry 1st Christmas in my new home, Happy Birthday, etc. When I seek professional services I always research for the best and for that reason I cannot recommend Clare enough. She’s not only a sensational professional, but also an amazing person and a pleasure to deal with.

    Guil Seller - Hay Street, Subiaco - December 2023
  • Clare is delightful to deal with and brings superb real estate insight and marketing advice. This is the second of our properties sold through Clare and she goes above and beyond industry practice.

    John and Trish Sellers - Burniston Street, Scarborough - December 2023
  • Clare was very knowledgable about the market and had evidence to back it up.

    Heather Seller - Douglas Avenue, Subiaco - December 2023
  • We recently used Clare, Brittany and the Property Exchange team to sell an investment property. Their service was incredible and they made the process so easy.  They were professional, friendly and helpful and dealt with a range of issues seamlessly.  I highly recommend them.

    Jodie May Avenue, Subiaco - December 2023
  • We recently listed our investment property with Clare at The Property Exchange. It was a very good experience with Clare and her team more than delivering on what was promised. The property was sold on the first home open. I would not hesitate in recommending The Property Exchange for sales in the greater Subiaco region.

    Peter Seller - Park Street, Subiaco - November 2023
  • A massive thank you to Clare Nation and her team at The Property Exchange! My deepest gratitude to Clare for her exceptional work in navigating the complex journey of selling my property in Shenton Park. Embarking on the adventure of subdividing a vacant land block was no small feat, and Clare showed unwavering tenacity and dedication every step of the way. Her commitment to exploring various options, including collaborating with developers, truly set her apart. You are amazing Clare!

    Michael Seller - Thomas Street, Shenton Park - November 2023
  • We had a great experience with Clare and the whole Property Exchange Team. Clare's market knowledge was impressive, her approach was pragmatic and ethical, and she gave us all the right advice to make sure that our home looked its best for photos and home opens (including taking care of all of the last-minute touches), without incurring costs that were unnecessary. We felt that Clare listened to what we wanted to achieve and really helped us get the best result possible.

    Rosemary and John Sellers - St Leonards Avenue, West Leederville - November 2023
  • Excellent knowledge, quick responses and efficient at all times. Would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends with confidence and have done so in the past. I have used her many times before and the result is always the same - efficiency personified. 11 out of 10.

    Rhonda and Peter Sellers - Mereview Way, Subiaco - November 2023
  • Clare was aware of the market condition and prepared the property well for sale in an efficient fashion. All the jobs were organised, making the sale process effortless for the vendor.

    Kwok Seller - Evans Street, Shenton Park - November 2023


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