Laura Slyman

Broker / Owner / Auctioneer

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About Me

As a second generation agent (with 4 members of my family in the same profession), real estate is definitely in my blood .

I am a Knoxville native and that allows me to know the market through and through. I obtained my real estate license in late 1999 and then in 2007 I opened Slyman Real Estate, Inc. with the goal of hiring like-minded, local agents. I am blessed with two boys, Keylor and Cole. I volunteer regularly at my boys’ schools and it brings me great joy to watch them learn and grow.

I attended the University of Tennessee and obtained my Bachelor of Science with a major in marketing (1998). I followed that up by gaining my Master of Business Administration, also at UT in 2000. I utilize my education daily when marketing properties and negotiating offers. I continue to educate myself in the current real estate trends and am proud to say that I am hold designations such as the GRI, ABR, and CRS. I am also a fully certified short sale specialist through CDPE.

My years of experience and lifetime knowledge of the Knoxville market make me uniquely qualified to meet and exceed my clients’ expectation. As one of the few female auctioneers in Tennessee, I can help someone decide whether selling via the traditional MLS method or via auction is better for their situation.

I consider myself to be very thorough, professional and assertive, but also very caring. Whatever is needed in the realm of real estate, I WILL deliver.


University of Tennessee
– Master of Business Administration
University of Tennessee
– Bachelor of Science – Major: Marketing

Professional Designations:

ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
CRS – Certified Real Estate Specialist
GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute
Broker’s & Auctioneer’s License

Short Sale Designations:

SFR – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
Certified Short Sale Professional
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert

Awards / Recognition:

Women’s Council of Realtors
Entrepreneur of the Year – 2010
Award of Excellence – 2001-2012
Diamond Award of Excellence – 2006, 2008, 2010-2012
(Over $5,000,000 in real estate)
Gold Award of Excellence – 2007, 2009
(Over $2,000,000 in real estate)
Five Star Service Award – Hall of Fame

Knoxville Area Association of Realtors:

Board of Directors – 2009-2012
Community Involvement Committee
– Chairman – 2008
Professional Standards Committees
– Arbitration Committee – 2006-2011
– Ethics Committee – 2005
– Grievance Committee – 2003, 2004, 2011
Women’s Council of Realtors – 2006-2012

Professional Organizations:

Junior League of Knoxville
Women’s Council of Realtors
United Way
Knoxville Area Association of Realtors

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