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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

David Evans

agent

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I began my real estate journey buying and selling my own investment properties.  I loved it so much that I wanted to help others find that perfect property for their family.  I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and spending time on the water in any kind of boat – sailboat, kayak, canoe, pontoon boat, etc.  My favorite thing to do is spend quality time with my wife and three beautiful daughters.

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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...

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 He jumped right on our needs. He was hands on and He cared for our sale as if it was His own house purchase! Another great part about the company was we got to interact with Thomas Nolen who is the owner & He was just as great as Drew. The company treated us as family & not just another sale!!! THIS IS THE BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY TO DO BUSINESS WITH!!! We love them dearly & Thank God for placing amazing people in our paths!!!
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Veronica C. 12/21/2020
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 to work well with others, but his goal oriented personality keeps him aggressive for his clients and on top of his game! He has a great knowledge of not only Appomattox but all the surrounding countries and we have always followed his advice. I highly recommend him to all.
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Susanna Stephens 7/09/2017
Thomas is the best realtor I know. Always courteous, knowledgeable, and prompt with answers to questions. He works hard for his clients and goes "above and beyond" to give the best service around. We have used him for two transactions, and found him to be tops in his field.
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K W. 3/25/2015
Our experience working with Drew and Nolen Real Estate was nothing but a pleasure! Drew was quick to return messages and went out of his way to accommodate our busy schedules. The entire process with him was very reassuring and felt way too easy to be our first time buying a house! Would highly recommend working with Drew to any of our friends and family in the future!
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Kathleen O. 11/04/2022
Seth helped us buy 2 peices of property! The process was very easy and he's always been a phone call away!
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Brandon M. 9/03/2023
Drew helped us through our first home buying experience and I couldn't recommend using him more! He was great to explain everything to us and put us at ease during our home search. You will not be disappointed if you go with Nolen!
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Drew B. 4/07/2021
Thomas Nolen is the best realtor in the state, hands down! I have never dealt with a harder working realtor. We have bought with him twice over the last eight years and hope to again in the future! His knowledge of the area and local professionals is unparallelled. On our the last transaction, he stuck with us through an extremely long purchase and saw it through to the end for very little personal gain. He has told me that his perseverance is due to the love of dealing with people and forming lasting relationships and he conveys this in all of his actions. His excellent negotiating abilities helped us get a great piece of land for a fair and reasonable price. I would recommend Thomas to anybody, especially if you are new to the area. I trust him completely to represent us in all facets of real estate!
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jasonwh1977 7/25/2016
I had plans to move to Virginia, bought property but a few years later those plans unfortunately changed. Not living there I did not know who to turn to to help me sell the property, somehow found Thomas and his incredible team. Tremendous help getting the property listed and sold. In a much quicker manner than I ever expected, keeping me informed through every step and turn.I will highly recommend Thomas and his team at Nolen Real Estate, and if by chance, my desire to move to the area comes again, I know who I will call.Thank you Thomas, you service is second to none in my book.
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Carlos C. 4/01/2021
I had plans to move to Virginia, bought property but a few years later those plans unfortunately changed. Not living there I did not know who to turn to to help me sell the property, somehow found Thomas and his incredible team. Tremendous help getting the property listed and sold. In a much quicker manner than I ever expected, keeping me informed through every step and turn.I will highly recommend Thomas and his team at Nolen Real Estate, and if by chance, my desire to move to the area comes again, I know who I will call.Thank you Thomas, you service is second to none in my book.
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Carlos C. 3/28/2021
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.
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mandw25 3/25/2015
My family found working with Drew Bonner from Nolen Real Estate to be a phenomenal experience. He is a very patient realtor who pays particular attention to the needs and wants of his clients. He made sure not to waste our time and went out of his way to view property to save us from driving long distances. He has a great personality and is very easy to talk to; you feel as though you’ve met a new friend. He seemed to be available at nearly any time of the day or evening to answer questions. He was very good at keeping us up to date and was there even after we closed on our house. We would, and will, recommend Drew and Nolen Real Estate to any of our friends and family. He will be the first person we contact in the future for any of our real estate business.
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Jon M. 4/20/2023
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.
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Josh Jennings 6/02/2018

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