Nico Dowding

Marketing and Community Liaison Manager

Nico has been in the real estate industry since November 2011 and has a lot of passion for what she does. She started with the company initially as a receptionist, where she then moved into the role of assistant property manager. Nico went on to gain her Property Manager qualification and commenced the role as a Leasing Agent to form the leasing department within the office.

Working in Property Management has allowed Nico to learn a wealth of knowledge and has assisted her in providing an impeccable property management service for our owners and tenants.

The ‘Top Leasing Agent’ for LJ Hooker Western Australia was awarded for the November 2015 quarterly awards which is a fantastic achievement and a compliment to her as she progressed within the business.

After over 3 years of solidifying this role, Nico moved into one of the most important roles in our team, Business Development Manager. She has practical knowledge of the Real Estate industry and understands the importance of long-term sustainable growth. Nico worked closely with our Senior Business Development Manager Clare, who has years of hands on experience. Nico completed her Sales Representative qualification during this time as she had an interest in expanding her knowledge in all aspects of a Real Estate business, so that she can provide the best service for our clients.

The Rookie of the Year for LJ Hooker Western Australia 2015 – 2016 was awarded to Nico at the WA NOTS LJ Hooker Awards night 2016. She was also nominated by her industry peers for the National LJ Hooker Summit 2016 for the International Talent Award!

Since returning from maternity leave part-time, Nico has been expanding her knowledge even further managing the marketing for the office, as well as community liaison.

Her attention to detail and high level of service skills is a credit to her, she takes pride in her communication and knowledge in the marketplace. With high responsibility, she is very driven and is always willing to go above, her dedication exceeds expectations.

What our customers say

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Nico treats me the same way as renter and owner, with respect and listening too me. Thanks Nico, I really appreciate your compassion and attitude towards everyone, don't ever change that

Mr N & Mrs A-M Pretorius

I would like to thank the Team at LJ Hooker Rockingham for their dedication and personal approach as managers to my property. Jadye, Nico, Casey & Ash have been extremely professional with their approach and attention to detail with my property, treating it as if it were their own. Jayde & Nico’s communication was excellent, and, in my opinion, they went above and beyond in keeping me 'up to date' and ‘on track’ with requirements and needs to get my property on the rental market and especially living in Melbourne I know, and can trust that my property is in safe hands. I can confidently recommend LJ Hooker Property Management Team to anyone and again would like to extend my sincere gratitude for all their help.

Nico has been very professional in all of her dealings with us. We are particularly impressed the prompt feedback and communication, which is both personable, efficient, and helpful. Thank you Nico!

Not sure there is one word that sums up the service that we have been provided by Nico. Amazing, consistent, friendly, caring and exceptional all spring to mind. From the moment we first spoke with Nico, she has been a shining example of what a great real estate agent should be. Her knowledge and guidance has been invaluable and she helped navigate a highly stressful situation to achieve a great outcome for us as property owners. Good customer service is hard to come by, amazing customer service, even harder. But for Nico, it is in her DNA and I could not recommend her services more highly.

Libby Whitfield

As property owners disgruntled with our previous property management team Nico has opened our eyes to how property should be managed and how we should be consistently communicated with. We reside over 400 kilometres from our rental property which is situated within 15kms of LJ Hooker. We rely heavily on our management team to have sound processes in place, oversee our investment, report regularly to us and be trustworthy and approachable. Nico exemplifies all of this.

Mr B R & Mrs C A Appleby

Nico helped us fulfill our dream to move into the house we wanted as a newlywed couple. We just fell in love with that retro house and its perfect location. We knew there were many applications for that rental and we were a bit worried about how LJ HOOKER would deal with so many applications. Nico handled the whole process like a very professional person. She contacted us many times when she was doing the references check and made sure we could provide all the documents required to ensure our application will have the same chances as any other applicants, to be accepted by the owner. She really took our case seriously and took in consideration our expectations and our eager to get accepted by the owner. She always returned our calls and our emails and she managed to get the whole process done in a very short time. We would highly recommend Nico to anyone who may have to hire LJ Hooker's services.


Hi Nico, Thank you very much. I am really impressed with the service I have received from you so far. I appreciated the communication via email and telephonically letting me know exactly what is happening with the leasing process. I am also impressed that you managed to get a tenant in less than 1 week. I think this happen due to the good advice you gave us in regards to the marketing and photos. Regards

Aida Sfetsos

Thanks so much Nico! As always you have been so helpful in finding our new tenants. You always give 110% and go above and beyond the call of duty! We really appreciate all your help that you give us and will miss you when you go on Maternity Leave!!!! Take care xx

From Kerry, Peter, Darcy and Harry Hall

"Nico is an extremely professional and accomodating individual who represented her company well and looked out for our interests. I will recommend her to friends and colleagues "

Mr KM & Mrs DM, Marr

You are clearly a very professional BDM and LJH Rentals appears to be a very professionally run organisation. We are quite confident that our property would be in good hands with LJH.

Owner, Halls Head

"Nico Dowding is very knowledgeable in the processes and systems of the rental property market. Nico gave us a clear understanding of the expectations of the tenant and the property owner, which I believe is fair and important. Nico has always been professional and acts on any issues immediately then follows up with an email or phone call. It has been a relief to find some one to manage our property to such a high standard."

Mr & Mrs Hewett

"Nico Dowding is an asset to LJ Hooker Rockingham. Your organisation is very lucky to have a staff member with such high level customer service. Based on my initial contact with Nico I would not hesitate to recommended your organisation to family and friends"

Mr Kuzmar

I contacted LJ Hooker and Nico regarding my property being managed after a less than desirable result from another agency. The response I recieved from Nico exceeded my expectations and went beyond other agencies replies. Also the time it took to lease my property was very prompt and I believe it was a reflection of the quality advert that was placed by Nico, her professionalism and knowledge of the market. I would highly recommend Nico and LJ Hooker Rockingham to friends and family

Mr D A Virgo

Dear Director of LJ Hooker Baldivis , I am writing to you concerning Nico Dowding. We are currently renting a beautiful property through your baldivis office. I met Ms Dowding whilst inspecting a property on Blaxland terrace. That property was probably the 10th property I had looked at in the space of 10 days and 10 different agents. Ms Dowding was professional, punctual, informative and approachable. She told me about all the other properties she had on offer , she screened me by asking a series of questions about what I was after. Ms Dowding possesses a rare quality in real estate and customer service - the ability to relate to a wide cross section of clients , an ability to listen and empathise with clients and the ability to communicate. Every phone call and email was answered promptly from the beginning . The service we were shown was above and beyond (even in her out of work time ) what we were expecting and far surpasses any service from any other agent across all of our real estate dealings in the past 15 years. Ms Dowding is an absolute asset to your office and I would be more than happy to buy a property from her ! Hint hint For Nico there ! Without going Into great detail every agent we spoke to treated us as measly renters that weren't worthy of their time.Which is certainly not the case. Renting for us is a way to test suburbs and facilities etc without being locked into a particular area especially with the strict school zoning in the area. We will be purchasing upon the end of this lease and would live to be able to work with someone such as Nico . Also I would like to say that as a former landlord having someone like Ms Dowding look after my property / lease my property would be the best possible peace of mind as an investor. I have reinforced that with our owner also as we have met that there is absolutely no concerns with the management of his investment. Which he was pleased to hear also. Thank you for your time and thank you to Ms Dowding also. Kind regards

42 Lemon Gum Drive Baldivis

"Nico is awesome to deal with - especially since this is the third time she has leased this property for me and she knows the property and my expectations. I believe that she does an outstanding job. she excels at communicating effectively, sourcing tenants and meeting my high standards on who I would like to lease my property."


On the 18th day of December 2015 I was notified of two parties wishing to rent my property. Nico Dowding, the leasing Agent having only listed my property two weeks prior was very professional in her dealings thus secured a tenant. I can not speak any more highly of Ms Dowding and recommend her to any other party needing prompt and professional assistants.

Cameron Becsi

Hi, I'd like to leave a testimonial in regard to having Nico as my leasing agent. Nico has been very prompt and professional with communication in regard to me leasing a rental property. She is very friendly and has been very helpful throughout the entire process. Thanks

Dean Lofts

Hi Nico It was a pleasure having you as our Leasing Agent. We had two properties become vacant about the same time. We took your advice and listened to you and we had both rented within a couple of weeks. Well done and thank you for all your hard work you did to get them released. Kind regards

Wendy Reynolds

Hi Nico, Thank you for ensuring that our property was well presented in this current competitive rental market and subsequently rented out out in a timely manner and right price. We were also always well informed and updated on viewings and potential tenants. Kind Regards


Well done Nico. Thank you for finding a tenant for my property. I really appreciated the fact that you listened to and followed my instructions. The main objective was to get my house tenanted again as soon as possible, and your professional attitude and approach towards the task at hand, plus your effort and positivity gave me confidence that you were the right person for the job. Thank you on a job well done.

B. Paul Charteris

Hi Nico, Thanks for your prompt anticipation and professional services to handle our property. Wishing you all the best for being a leasing agent at LJ Hooker. Regards,

Jimmy Djayawinata

Dear Nico, Thank you for your effort in getting a new tenant for my unit (28/76 Kent Street, Rockingham). I look forward to getting the paperwork and I would also like to thank you for the effort you have put into keeping my unit tenanted for most of the years I have had it let through L.J. Hooker.


Hi Nico, Trying to find a property while we were away in Queensland was proving to be a challenge. Your assistance in finding this property proved to be invaluable. We would not hesitate to recommend yourself and L J Hooker for quality of service provided. Best regards,

Terry and Andrea O'Driscoll

Hi Nico, Thank you for making the process of finding a new tenant a hassle-free one. We appreciate the constant updates and the efforts for the weekly open homes. Your professionalism and communication through this stressful period have been outstanding! Will definitely recommend you to our family and friends ;-p Kind regards,

Luke & Vanessa

Hi Nico Thankyou for providing us new tenant for our property we have been happy with the service and look forward to on going relationship

Jeff Deebank

Having lived in the UK, NZ and most recently Cairns we have dealt with quite a number of real estate agents over the years for buying, selling and renting property. We can honestly say that Nico is one of the very best. On arrival in WA we needed to rent a house quickly but without any local knowledge. Nico not only actively listened to our needs but gave great impartial advice that allowed us to focus on the area and housing that absolutely suited our needs. Nico manages to combine professionalism with a relaxed and friendly manner, which makes her a pleasure to deal with. We recommend Nico without hesitation and have directed other family to her and the LJ Hooker team in Rockingham for their property needs. That is because we know they are in good hands. Kind regards

Pat & Alan Burton

Nico has been a very effective and efficient property manager. She has made sure that both myself and my tenant have been effectively communicated too which proves to me that she is passionate about her job role within LJ Hooker. I would recommend her services to anyone

Simone Tenant, Baldivis

The thorough background checks conducted by the team at Baldivis allow you to make a fast and informative decision regarding prospective tenants. A highly professional team to manage your investment

Ryan, Baldivis Property Owner

After a difficult and stressful start to my house hunting, I finally came across a house for rent with LJHooker Rockingham. Upon calling the office, I spoke to Nico, who was friendly and helpful and very accommodating to our rental requirements and concerns (pets and space being our 2 most important things to consider) Nico was wonderful, contacted the landlords, ensured that the guidelines for the Pet Friendly conditions were clear and suitable for both parties. Kept an eye out for other possible housing options should Plan A fall through and kept me in the loop with everything that she was doing. Nico had an understanding approach to our needs and made the whole process much easier for us to deal with. I can’t recommend the service of Nico and LJHooker Rockingham high enough, and I will be telling all of my friends and associates hunting for properties in the area to make Nico their first point of call!

Prospective Tenant

Thanks Nico really appreciate your help and taking my calls, excellent service compared to a lot of other PM's

Dave and Lee, tenants Baldivis

My Awards

  • Annual WA - Rookie of the Year - Aug 2016