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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 & 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.

Today

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.

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

Realtor®

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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.

Drew Bennett, Assistant at Nolen Real Estate

Drew Bennett

Assistant

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.

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

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 more

Hollie B. 9/24/2020

Lived in the area all of his life. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Willing to take the time that is needed. Did his best to work to our schedule. Answered all questions.

tomhper 11/03/2015

We are first time homeowners and we could not imagine have going with another real estate company!!! We met Drew Bonner who is an agent for Nolen Real Estate months before we actually got a home & Drew was down to earth and very encouraging when we did not get the previous home. Note: Drew was not our agent at the time! Months later we reached back out to Nolen Real Estate agent Drew and... read more

Veronica C. 12/21/2020

The amount of attentive attention I receive while going through the process of buying a home was incredible. Not only did I never feel pressure or rushed but I was assisted in every way I could’ve and did ask for. Drew and Thomas were incredibly professional and made the process of finding and buying a home a stress free event. Could not recommend them any more for all your real estate needs!

Michael N. 11/12/2021

Thomas was very patient & understanding, easy to communicate with & had our best interest in mind from day one. He went the extra mile by being available to show homes over several months until we found our dream home. �

Lori Wilson Gott 4/06/2018

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

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

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 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 more

Hollie G. 9/26/2020

Thomas and his team are a true asset to our community. When working with Thomas, you will quickly become aware of his level of experience and skill, which he built over the past twenty years serving Appomattox. Thomas' team is easy to work with and well versed in the buying and selling process.

Nathan S. 3/23/2021

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 more

Susanna S. 7/09/2017

Very great people the agent met with us on a Saturday morning and was very nice and helpful

Kenny S. 12/02/2019

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