Knoxville’s Home-Grown Auction Company

The year was 1971. Five years earlier James “Jim” Slyman had graduated from Carson-Newman University with a major in business and a minor in economics. Having worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) since graduation, Jim had a vision for a business of his own.

Since high school, the Knoxville native had been fascinated with real estate. He finished his last day at TVA on a Friday, and opened Slyman Real Estate & Auction in the back room of a Hallmark card shop the following Monday.

More than 50 years later, Slyman Auction has locations in Tennessee and Georgia. The firm manages profitable auctions across the United States and is an integral part of Knoxville’s real estate landscape, having held auctions in every West Knoxville subdivision. Contact Slyman Auction today, and enjoy the positive experience that only a local, family-run business can provide.


Industry Affiliations

Slyman Auction is proud to be associated with these professional organizations:

National Association
Tennessee Association
Knoxville Area
Realtor National
National Auctioneer
of Realtors
of Realtors
Association of Realtors
Marketing Institute
Auctioneer Association
Council of Realtors
Association of Realtors
Board of Realtors
Association of Auctioneers

A Message from Jim Slyman

When you choose Slyman Auction you won’t be handed off to an associate; one of our family members will become your partner in the exciting and effective Auction Method of selling your commercial or residential real estate. In many instances, the only way to sell a property effectively is through an auction. We're here to advise you. Give us a call today!

James Slyman

President & Owner, Slyman Auction; Principal Auctioneer

Laura Slyman

Director of Sales & Marketing for Slyman Auction; Auctioneer; President, Slyman Real Estate

Paige Slyman

Auctioneer; President, Slyman Real Estate, Atlanta, GA


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