The Slyman Team History
Slyman Real Estate Established
After having sold real estate for several years, James Slyman established Slyman Real Estate & Auction with an office located on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.
Knoxville Board President
After many successful years in real estate and after serving in numerous leadership capaciities, James Slyman was elected to be the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors President in 1980.
Realtor of the Year
Having served as the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors President and having hired a new CEO for the board, James Slyman, was honored and recognized as the Realtor of the Year.
Laura Slyman Licensed
While working towards her Master's of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Laura decided to also get her real estate license. On the day of graduation, Laura sold her first house and she knew immediately there was no other profession she would want to consider.
Laura Slyman - Auctioneer
Following in the family tradition, Laura attended Indiana Auction School to become a licensed auctioneer. After the two week intense school, she completed her apprenticeship under her father, James Slyman. To date Laura is one of the few female auctioneers in Tennessee.
Beth Miser Joins
After being in real estate for a couple of years at another firm, Beth Miser, joins Slyman Real Estate. She quickly became an integral part of The Laura Slyman Team as she helped hundreds and hundreds of buyers find their dream homes.
After more than a decade of working for large franchise real estate firms, Paige Slyman, opens Slyman Real Estate in Marietta, Georgia. This became the 3rd branch office for the company.
West Knoxville Office
James & Laura joined forces to purchase & renovate what is now known as the "Slyman Building”. Laura took over the Real Estate division with James solely operating the Auction division. After opening this West Knoxville location, the company quickly began to grow with the hiring of many additional agents.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Laura is awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Women’s Council of Realtors for her innovative business model for the real estate agency.
Laura Slyman KAAR President Elect
Laura Slyman elected as the President to the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors
Meet The Laura Slyman Team
Broker / Owner / Auctioneer
MBA, CRS, ABR, GRI
21 Years Experience
Laura Slyman began her career in Real Estate in 2000 after completing an MBA in Marketing at the University of Tennessee. A Multi-million Dollar Producer, she has been ranked in the top 1% in sales volume for more than a decade among the 5,000+ Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR) agents and served as the organization’s 2018 President. The Knoxville native has received widespread recognition for her commitment to her clients, industry, and community, receiving KAAR’s highest honor, REALTOR® of the Year, in 2020.
MBA, CRS, ABR, GRI
21 Years Experience
17 Years Experience
Beth Miser has been an agent with the Laura Slyman Team since 2005. The University of Tennessee graduate serves as an exclusive Buyer’s Agent specializing in the home buying experience and working with first-time as well as experienced buyers. With an unparalleled dedication to her clients, the East Tennessee native is passionate about Real Estate and even more passionate about happy homebuyers. Beth lives with her husband and two daughters in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and is active at her church, First Baptist Concord.
17 Years Experience
Under contract in 2 days!!! Laura was recommended by co-workers when my husband and I were considering selling our home. We met with her prior to deciding on a time frame and got some advice about what needed to be done around the house, project wise, before putting it on... Read MoreEmily Dameron
Laura is amazing! There are are moments in the home buying/selling process that can be unpredictable, but Laura guided us through everything smoothly and displayed incredible expertise and professionalism from beginning to end. She knows what she's talking about, and she gets the job done. Laura is a person of... Read MoreMarti Willen
Listing our house through a national realtor was a joke. After a very miserable experience we tried to sell out home For Sale by Owner for a year. We had plenty of interest but only one low-ball offer. After listing it with Laura Slyman we had two competing offers in... Read MorePaul Bowman
Laura Slyman and her team truly treat you like family and respond quickly to your questions and needs. This is the second time we have used her and Beth Miser to buy and sell our homes. We would definitely recommend the Laura Slyman Team. Read MorePete and JoAnn Kerwin
Where do we start..........outstanding and above & beyond individualized customer service, as if we were her only customers; (during unprecedented real estate volumes and challenges in the U.S.). Laura helped us prepare and finalize getting our house 'show-room ready' and on the market while we were living in Texas, and... Read MorePamela Chips
Laura is an impressive businesswoman who brought us a premium offer on our property within days. She helped us to navigate the current real estate climate with ease. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone needing a real estate professional. Read MoreJohn Collins
Laura Slyman turned our desire to move back to our home state a reality. She whipped the weeds for suitable buyers and after a 2-day whirlwind of showings, we found our buyer and met our asking price. Laura was always responsive to our questions, concerns and general worry. If she... Read MoreMargaret Frey
I cannot recommend Laura and her team enough! We were having to sell my Dad's house after having to move him to memory care, so it was an emotional sale. There were many things to take care of, and we ran into hiccups along the way. Laura was fantastic to... Read MoreSuzanne Curry
Beth was wonderful to work with. She is knowledgeable about the area and market. She really listened to what I wanted and understood my needs as a buyer. Beth is a true professional and respectful. I would recommend her for anyone. She is GREAT at her job. Read MoreMelanie Lawson
Laura Slyman is as good a Realtor as I can imagine and probably a better one than I deserve. Super knowledgeable, quick to help, and at all times made it very clear that my own interests were being served. Not only did I get the house I wanted, but it... Read MoreNick Geery