Nolen Real Estate was spawned from a multi-generational entrepreneurial family.
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).
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.
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.
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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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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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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.
50+ Five Star Reviews
We sought the help of Thomas Nolen in buying our first home. We fell in LOVE with the FIRST house he showed us. Even though he found others for us to look at, it was not necessary. Our entire process was seamless, he set us up with everyone we needed from home inspector to lawyer. We were even able to close earlier than the expected closing date. We had such an amazing experience, I would... read moreBethanyb174 3/26/2015
Thomas Nolen and his staff are professional, honest, attentive, and very informative. You can always reach Thomas, he returns your calls within minutes. Thomas is always happy and eager to help us. He has great knowledge and expierence in real estate, and that is the person you want to handle all your real estate needs. We have recommended Thomas to our friends, and we also plan to use him in the future. We... read morezuser20140527184855877 3/26/2015
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
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
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 moreSHARON H. 9/24/2020
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 moreHollie B. 9/27/2020
Thomas is a lifelong resident of Appomattox Virginia and knows the property and trends of this area better than anyone.His customer service is impeccable. I can think of absolutely no one better for you to pick for your buying or selling needs than this company!Lucian R. 9/02/2019
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
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... read moreCarlos C. 3/28/2021
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!Austin J. 9/02/2019
Thomas and Drew truly care about their clients and are very knowledgeable about real estate in Appomattox and surrounding areas. Highly recommend!Cheryl M. 5/27/2020
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!Andrew A. 6/02/2020