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 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


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, 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

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, 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.

Simon Nolen

Simon Nolen

part-time Assistant

As Thomas’s son, you can imagine the impact Real Estate has made on my life growing up! I am also very passionate about fitness and love to help others.

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

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!
Drew B. 4/07/2021
Thomas and his sales team did an excellent job for us. We had initially considered selling the house ourselves. Glad we didn’t. Thomas coached us on what he thought the property was worth and we decided to go with his team. We were hoping for a quick sale and that’s what we got. Three days after listing the property we were under contract and for a price that was above... read more
Craig R. 8/04/2022
Thomas and Drew truly care about their clients and are very knowledgeable about real estate in Appomattox and surrounding areas. Highly recommend!
Cheryl M. 6/02/2020
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.
Jacob R. 3/30/2021
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!
Kathleen O. 11/04/2022
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
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 more
Danielle S. 6/22/2022
Thomas is by far the best agent we have ever worked with. Listed and sold our riverfront lot extremely quickly. Great contacts to assist with settlement. We have also used Thomas to purchase a farm which went seamlessly.
user2210073 3/30/2015
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 is a outstanding real estate agent. He handled the sell of our home with outstanding professionalism and respect towards our needs. Thomas handled all request by the buyer he also did exactly what he said he would do. Now that is what makes an outstanding Real Estate Agent.
eddie g. 3/26/2015
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!
A G. 5/20/2020
Thomas is an awesome agent! He is very knowledgeable and keeps us informed. He even provided an in depth market analysis which most realtors do not provide. He keeps up with the latest methods of listing and selling and implements what he learns. If you want things done right, call Thomas.
Beth J. 2/25/2015

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