Central Virginia Real Estate

About Nolen Real Estate

Nolen Real Estate was spawned from a multi-generational entrepreneurial family.

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 & Ann Nolen

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.

Nolen Real Estate Today

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.

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.

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

Thomas Nolen, Principle Broker

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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, Executive Assistant and Agent at Nolen Real Estate

Drew Bonner

Executive Assistant & Agent

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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.

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

Thomas has been there every time I thought I was ready to sell my home. He patiently added to my file each time I decided I wasnt ready.He without a doubt was there every step of the way this last time when I asked for the for sale sign.Couldnt have gotten through this process without hia expertise and friendship.

GETSPF100 7/06/2017

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 and Drew truly care about their clients and are very knowledgeable about real estate in Appomattox and surrounding areas. Highly recommend!

A G. 5/27/2020

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

Thomas Nolen is hands down the best out there! He was always super fast on contacting me back and very knowledgeable! He also has a very laid back personality that makes you feel comfortable when talking with him. He just got me and my husband in our very first home. If you are ever thinking about buying or selling land or a home he would be the first person you should go to.

melissalozano0816 3/05/2018

Absolutely professional and reliable. Individual approach! He spent hours answering my questions and providing tons of information. Thomas is AMASING! Strong recommendation

ritabatts 7/10/2017

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

Thomas Nolan and his assistant, Drew, were so kind to us and they were so informative. Selling my parent's home was hard, but they were compassionate to our situation. Never having sold a home before Thomas took the time to explain everything without degrading our intelligence. They know their stuff that is for sure. Anyone can sell houses for a living, but not everyone can do it with the friendliness and... read more

SHARON H. 9/24/2020

What a pleasure it was to do business with Tom Nolen and Nolen Real Estate. He made buying easy from start to finish.

Rick M. 3/23/2021

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. 6/02/2020

From start to close very professional and efficient. Was immediate in response to all my calls with questions. Thomas took all the time I needed when looking at various properties.

1987rx7 3/01/2016

Thomas was very professional and helpful in selling our farm property. Just the right mixture of staying in contact and being helpful. His knowledge of the market and the players in that market is excellent. I recommend Thomas to anyone looking to sell their property I this area.

suttond65 6/08/2015

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