Central Virginia Real Estate

About Nolen Real Estate

Spawned from a multi-generational entrepreneurial family.

Thomas Nolen, Principle Broker

Jim & Paige Nolen*

Thomas Nolen’s father, Jim*, began his real estate career in the mid to late seventies with Falling River Realty, one of the first real estate companies in Appomattox. He then went on to create an ERA franchise, Jim Nolen Real Estate Company*, with fantastic training and amazing folks, which included Thomas’s Mom, Paige.

Paige became one of the top ERA agents in the state and a real estate expert in her own right for many years. During this time period, Thomas was ‘behind the scenes’ scraping and painting signs as well as performing lawn maintenance of properties (he was an early teenager).

Thomas Nolen

After selling the company in the early nineties, Jim and Paige worked for a short period under C21 locally. A few years later, Thomas graduated from college, became licensed, and joined them at their United Country franchise of Jim Nolen Real Estate* in 1998. 

*Nolen Real Estate is not affiliated with Jim Nolen Real Estate


Nolen Real Estate is a culmination of hard work, determination, integrity, experience, and a giving mentality based on the Golden Rule: all core values of Jim and Paige Nolen*.

After Jim* passed away and Thomas had 20 years of Real Estate experience under his belt, he had a vision for a new brokerage and opened his own independent office to continue serving the great folks in Central Virginia.

We continue this journey and train leaders inside our office with those amazing values in mind.

*Nolen Real Estate is not affiliated with Jim Nolen Real Estate

Real Estate Professionals

Our Team

Thomas Nolen, Principle Broker

Thomas Nolen

Principal Broker

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My hobbies include hunting with my son and daughter, kayaking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, coaching my daughter in basketball, and spending quality time with my wife.

Drew Bonner, Realtor at Nolen Real Estate

Drew Bonner

Licensed assistant

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I began my real estate career at the age of 25. I have a strong passion for helping people obtain the American Dream of owning a home. I am a member at Providence Church in Lynchburg. I love spending my time with my beautiful wife and children.

Seth Parris, Agent at Nolen Real Estate

Seth Parris


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Raised in Appomattox, I have a deep connection to the community. As a third generation consulting forester educated at Virginia Tech, I offer a robust ecologic and economic perspective for any land or residential real estate needs.

Simon Nolen

Simon Nolen

part-time Assistant

As Thomas’s son, you can imagine the impact Real Estate has made on my life growing up! I am also very passionate about fitness and love to help others.

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See why our clients come back again and again...

Excellent realtor who provides complete service to his customers.Thomas helps with recommending subcontractors who timely repairs.He has served as our realtor for both a 2005 land purchase and a 2017 residence sale.

markhoss43 7/06/2017

We moved to Virginia from California and didn’t know anything about the area. We met up with Drew and from then on he was wonderful through the entire process. Thorough, responsive and helpful. He helped us navigate where to look for homes and was very honest when we came across ones he didn’t think we would like based on certain aspects of what we were looking for in a home. I respected that so much... read more

Desiree S. 7/13/2021

Thomas Nolen and his staff are professional, honest, attentive, and very informative. You can always reach Thomas, he returns your calls within minutes. Thomas is always happy and eager to help us. He has great knowledge and expierence in real estate, and that is the person you want to handle all your real estate needs. We have recommended Thomas to our friends, and we also plan to use him in the future. We... read more

zuser20140527184855877 3/26/2015

Seth Parris was our agent and we couldn't have been happier with him. He is new to the real estate business but you wouldn't know it. He is very professional, knowledgeable and led us through the process like a pro! I would recommend him to everyone who is selling their home. You cannot go wrong with Seth!!!

Diane S. 9/30/2022

Thomas Nolen was very helpful while I was looking to purchase some land while still living hours away from Appomattox. He gladly visited the property that I was interested in and took several high-quality videos that he was able to share with me via YouTube. Thomas and his team were very professional and good communicators. I really appreciate the service and support that they provided for me during my property search.

Donald O. 8/05/2020

Nolen real estate was a big help to me and my wife as we looked for our first home. Thomas and Drew showed us around a lot of properties and were very good at explaining what to be looking for when buying a house. They definitely knew how to push us to buy not the first house we saw, but the right house for us. We're very grateful.

Robert T. 8/18/2021

I have partnered with Nolen Real Estate on several buy/sell deals. Agents Thomas and Drew are perfectly responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. They understand the ins and outs of the central Virginia market and it's influences. There is no reason to use anyone else. Thank you guys!

John B. 5/20/2020

My husband and I are so thankful for Nolen Real Estate. Thomas and Drew helped us find and buy our new home! They always took the time out to patiently answer our questions and walk us through different stages of the process. I highly recommend Nolen Real Estate.

Erin Gates 10/31/2018

He has been so helpful throughout the whole process of selling our home. Always prompt with weekly updates and willing to go the extra mile. Would definitely use him again in the future.

mandw25 3/25/2015

He was quick to get our offers to the sellers to beat out other competitive contracts we were up against. In this hectic market my husband and I were so grateful to work with Seth. Working with him gave us as well as the sellers peace of mind knowing we would get things done. Happy to have worked with Seth who played a pivotal role in helping my husband and I land our first family... read more

Danielle S. 6/22/2022

Tom is a fantastic guy & a fantastic realtor! He is honest & thorough, and really takes the time to find out what you want and to suggest the best homes to fit your needs. I HIGHLY recommend Tom!!

Sheila R Perry 9/09/2018

My wife and I are in the process of buying a duplex using Nolen Real Estate. Thomas and Drew found us an incredible deal and have been making the whole process SO easy for us. Their expertise and honesty combine to make an experience where we can be confident we're getting taken care of. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for real estate services.

Elijah G. 9/02/2019

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