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).
After selling the company in the early nineties, Jim and Paige worked for a short period under C21 locally, where Thomas’s sister Ann joined them as a licensed agent. A few years later, Thomas graduated from college, became licensed, and the four of them started a United Country franchise of Jim Nolen Real Estate in 1998.
Paige retired as a full time ‘Memaw’ and Thomas, Ann, and Jim grew a fantastic business of serving and helping folks with their real estate needs.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
I grew up in Illinois and moved to Virginia to attend Liberty University. I fell in love with Virginia and have been here ever since. I love spending time with family and friends, hiking, reading a book outside and, of course, shopping.
50+ Five Star Reviews
Very great people the agent met with us on a Saturday morning and was very nice and helpfulKenny S. 12/02/2019
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. 8/12/2020
Thomas sold our house for us in 2017. He took the time to walk us through all the steps and made it a painless process. If we buy again, it will be through Thomas.Josh Jennings 6/02/2018
Excellent knowledge of area, located several houses which met my criteria perfectly including price, space and location. Have me honest feedback and guidance when I had a question. Obviously was mainly concerned about me and my family's needs, we wer not just another sale.Jennifer H. 3/25/2015
Thomas has helped us on selling and buying a home. In a down economy he helped us sell our home in 3 months two years ago. When we relocated back to VA we called him again to find us a house. Being a sellers market the inventory was down yet Thomas was relentless and so patient as we looked at many houses over 8 weeks. While Thomas is layed back, this character trait allows him... read moreSusanna Stephens 7/09/2017
I'm so glad we chose Nolen Real Estate! Thomas helped us negotiate to get the home we wanted and was able to sell our house in less than two weeks! He and his assistant were able to answer any questions we had and replied extremely quickly. They made the selling and buying process much easier and we highly recommend them!Sara F. 9/02/2018
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 moreDanielle S. 6/22/2022
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
I highly recommend Thomas and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate! Thomas was very helpful in helping my family find exactly what we wanted in a timely manner! He and his assistant Andrew were very aggressive in getting us in properties as soon as possible so that we could get in on the deal right away if we wanted to move forward! We were very thankful for this as the... read moreHollie B. 9/24/2020
I highly recommend Thomas and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate! Thomas was very helpful in helping my family find exactly what we wanted in a timely manner! He and his assistant Andrew were very aggressive in getting us in properties as soon as possible so that we could get in on the deal right away if we wanted to move forward! We were very thankful for this as the... read moreHollie G. 9/26/2020
We just recently purchased our first home. Drew was very responsive and helpful in finding the perfect home for our family. He thoroughly explained each step of the process and fully answered any questions we had. He also coordinated inspections and other appointments, which was a huge help during all the craziness of moving! We will definitely be using Drew again in the future!Andrew A. 5/20/2020
Since we are not near by, Nolen Real Estate provided us with an excellent referral for an agent in our area. Thank you!Nicole H. 1/29/2021