President of Slyman Real Estate Director of Sales & Marketing / Auctioneer


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About Laura:

Laura Slyman

As a second generation agent (with 4 members of my family in the same profession), real estate is definitely in my blood”, says Laura Slyman, Owner and Broker of Slyman Real Estate.

I keep the best interests of our clients in mind at all times and know the experience of buying or selling a home can be stressful. However, with hard work, by keeping my clients informed throughout the process, and an attention to detail, I make the transaction as smooth as possible. The level of trust and satisfaction I instill in my clients is demonstrated by the fact that over 90 percent of my business is from referrals.

My educational background consists of a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. I hold the Graduate of Realtor’s Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations (a designation of only 3% of all real estate agents nationwide) and I have short sale designations as well.

My years of experience and knowledge of the Knoxville market make me uniquely qualified to meet and exceed my clients’ expectations.

Awards / Recognition:

Diamond Award of Excellence (Over $5,000,000 in sales) – 2006, 2008, 2010-2013
Gold Award of Excellence (Over $2,000,000 in sales) – 2007, 2009
Women’s Council of Realtors Entrepreneur of the Year – 2010
Award of Excellence – 2001-2013
Five Star Service Award – Hall of Fame

Professional Designations:

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

Short Sale Designations:

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

Knoxville Area Association of Realtors:

Board of Directors – 2009-2012, 2014
Community Involvement Committee

  • Chairman – 2008

Membership Committee – 2011-2012
Professional Standards Committees

  • Arbitration Committee – 2006-2011
  • Ethics Committee – 2005
  • Grievance Committee – 2003, 2004, 2011

Women’s Council of Realtors – 2006-2014

Professional Organizations:

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


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