Central Virginia Real Estate

About Nolen Real Estate

Spawned from a multi-generational entrepreneurial family.

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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

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.

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

Real Estate Professionals

Our Team

Thomas Nolen

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

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

Seth Parris

agent

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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.

Alan Briceland

Alan Briceland

agent

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I am very happy to be part of the dynamic team here. With my strong foundation in construction, and my license as a home inspector, I have the skill set to help you with buying or selling your home or property. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors.

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Addie Nolen

part-time Assistant

I have consistently grown up around real estate, from running around the office as a kid, to now working part-time as a teenager! I enjoy the knowledge I am gaining. I also love to play basketball and go to church to pursue the Lord.

NRE Alumni

Simon Nolen

Simon Nolen

part-time Assistant

Drew Bennett, Assistant at Nolen Real Estate

Drew Bennett

Assistant

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50+ Five Star Reviews

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

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.
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Donald O. 8/05/2020
Incredible people to work with. Thomas and Drew made being a first-time home buyer incredibly simple. The service is top notch and I will never forget how helpful they were throughout the process. I can't recommend them enough.
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Jacob R. 3/30/2021
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 ease as Nolan Real Estate.
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SHARON H. 9/24/2020
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.
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Elijah G. 9/02/2019
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.
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Erin Gates 10/31/2018
What a wonderful experience my husband and I had both in the purchase of our dream land and with the sale of our former home (which sold in 8 days). Thomas and Drew rose to every challenge that was presented during each process. We most definitely recommend Nolen Real Estate for all real estate needs. Highly professional service combined with outstanding client care is the Nolen gold standard. Thank you Thomas and Drew for your wonderful client gatherings and for supporting our Veterans and military service branches through your donations of time and events. Outstanding! Keith & Marcie
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marcie s. 12/14/2019
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.
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GETSPF100 7/06/2017
As a young first time homeowner I had virtually no idea what I was doing. I met Drew at the perfect time, because I had just about given up faith in finding what I needed and was ready to settle with renting. Thanks to him I was able to find exactly what I was looking for. He was totally an answer to many many prayers! Drew was available for any and all questions I had 24/7 (and I had plenty!) He was so patient and knowledgable and professional and made a very stressful process much easier. I cannot recommend him enough!!
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Paige Breeden 1/19/2021
My wife and I just bought our first home, and using Nolen Real Estate made the whole process so much easier. Drew Bonner was our agent and did a fantastic job! Thomas was very helpful as well! Both of them are very friendly and eager to help, and will work for you in any negotiations or issues that arise. Highly recommend!
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Austin J. 9/02/2019
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.
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1987rx7 3/01/2016
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.
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markhoss43 7/06/2017
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.
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Robert T. 8/18/2021

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