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



  • We have lived in the western suburbs for 45 years and had interactions with several agents. Property Exchange has been by far and above better than any others. The whole team is professional, efficient and friendly, helping us with selling, buying and rental management. They are a young vibrant office- but helped a pair of pretty un-techy seniors with honesty and unfailing good humour. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

    Linda Seller - 46/2 Wexford Street, Subiaco - March2024
  • We were so happy and grateful to deal with Clare on selling our home recently. Clare helped and supported us gladly and made what could have been a very stressful time (with selling and moving) feel very organised and stress free. We felt tended to and looked after every step of the way. And appreciated her warmth, sincerity and kindness. Clare is utterly genuine, reliable and professional. Her communication, expertise and support were excellent and it was a real joy to deal with her. 

    Amanda Seller - 5/112 Reupert Street, Subiaco - March2024
  • Clare, Brittany and the Property Exchange team deserve my highest recommendation. Clare throughly researched my suburb as it was not her usual “stomping” ground. I was pleased to follow her professional, honest and transparent guidance. She ensured I was kept up to date with every step of the process and was always contactable. It was an exciting time. Outstanding commitment by Clare and the Property Exchange team. It was an exciting time for me. My 15 massive thank you to a lovely lady.

    Phyllis Torre Seller - 220B Swan Street, Yokine - March2024
  • Clare and her team were fantastic throughout the whole sale process for me and my partner. She was easily contactable throughout the sale, patient and accommodating with us. Communications were great throughout and we always knew what was going on. Clare provided her experience and guidance when it came time to deciding on the multiple received offers. We were very happy with the final sale price. I would highly recommend Clare and her team to any of my friends looking to sell in the future.

    Jonathon Seller – 8/34 Cunningham Terrace, Daglish - March2024
  • As our real estate agent, Clare Nation has been outstanding. She has demonstrated a deep knowledge of the market, excellent communication skills, and a proactive approach to finding us the perfect property. Clare's professionalism and dedication have made the entire buying/selling process smooth and stress-free. We are extremely satisfied with her work and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of real estate services.

    Dena and Ibrahim Buyer – 2 John Street, Shenton Park - March2024
  • I had a wonderful experience working with Clare and her team. They were a delight to work with - friendly, communicative, and supportive throughout the process. Her advice was balanced and resulted in a seamless selling experience. Huge thanks to Clare and her team. 

    Sam Kendal Seller - 6/12 Onslow Road, Shenton Park - March2024
  • Clare knew the sales market in the area but also encouraged us to look at the rental market before committing to selling. Her and her team communicated well and assisted wherever we needed it. A great overall experience and ended with a price at the expected level.

    Audrey Leonard Seller - 2/11 Roydhouse Street, Subiaco - February 2024
  • Highly recommend Clare and her team when selling a property. As a first home buyer, she made the entire process an extremely pleasurable experience, free from as much stress as possible when buying a property. Clare and her team were easy to talk to and provided constant support during the process. She was very knowledgeable, transparent, honest, and always answered queries. It’s clear she worked hard to ensure both parties were happy with the sale. Couldn’t be happier with the service received.

    Jake Buyer - Roydhouse Street, Subiaco - February 2024
  • I couldn’t be happier with my experience with Clare & her team at The Property Exchange. Every step of my property sale was met with professionalism, efficiency & care. The process went so smoothly & it really took the stress away. Highly recommend to anyone needing an agent!

    Hayley Seller - Roydhouse Street, Subiaco - February 2024


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