Judy Savage, Team Leader, started her real estate career in 1985 in Charlottesville after having worked for Dominion Resources for many years. She quickly became one of the areas top producing Realtors. In l989 Judy moved to the Northern Virginia area where she worked until l993. She returned to Charlottesville in May of l993 and became a member of the Forest Lakes Sales Team selling new construction in the community. Two years later she started the Resale Division for the sales team. In 1999 she moved to RE/MAX and in 2001 she open RE/MAX Assured Properties as the Broker/Owner. Under her leadership the office grew to the most successful real estate office in Charlottesville. In late 2013 she made the decision to go back to her roots and to concentrate again just on listing and selling property and she opened Judy Savage & Company Realtors. In July 2015 Judy brought her team under the brokerage of Keller Williams of Charlottesville. In 2016 they were recognized as the top producing team at Keller Williams and were awarded the Double Platinum Award.
Judy has worked with her daughter Tara since her days at Forest Lakes. At times many members of the Savage family have been part of the team. Today Judy and Tara are joined by two other agents who work together with them to provide exceptional customer service. Judy continues as a top producer and has served her association on the Board of Directors and as President in 2008. She’s been named Realtor of the Year, Salesperson of the Year and Broker/Owner of the Year by REMAX LLC. She’s been a continuous member of the Professional Honor Society since it’s inception. In 2010 Dave Ramsey selected her as an Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) for his real estate network.
Judy is active in Unity Church of Charlottesville where she has served on the Board of Directors as President and Treasurer. She and her husband Paul reside in the Belvedere neighborhood with their 2 pugs.
Awards and Designations
Keller Williams Double Platinum Award (2016)
RE/MAX Hall of Fame
RE/MAX Broker Owner of the Year 2002
RE/MAX Platinum Club 2008, 2009, 2010
Chairman’s Club 2006, 2007
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate of The Realtors Institute (GRI)
Accredited Buyers Representatives (ABR)
Quality Service Certified (QSC)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
CAAR’s Sales Person of the Year 1998
CAAR’s Realtor of the Year 2004
CAAR Professional Honor Society 19 years
Licensed Instructor for Virginia to teach Principles of Real Estate
Tara Savage, Listing Partner, moved to the Charlottesville area in 1984 just as she was starting high school and attended Albemarle High School. She moved to Northern Virginia to attend college and graduated from George Mason University in 1993 with a BS in English. Just after graduation, she moved back to Charlottesville to marry her high school sweetheart. In 1997, Tara got her real estate license and partnered with her mother, Judy Savage, already a successful local Realtor. In 2001, Judy and Tara opened RE/MAX Assured Properties and formed The Savage Team. In 2003, Tara’s daughter, Peyton was born and in 2008, she had a son, Grant. They have 2 pugs, Lilly and Bugsy who round out the family. Tara and her family live in Forest Lakes and are lucky enough to have most of their extended family nearby to enjoy spending time with. Tara and her children enjoy fostering animals from the SPCA. They are also involved in Northside baseball and local pageants.
Awards & Designations
Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year 1997
CAAR “Top Producer” 1998-2012
RE/MAX Hall of Fame 2008
RE/MAX Chairman’s Club 2008
RE/MAX Platinum Club 2003-’07, 2011
RE/MAX 100% Club 2001-‘02,2012
RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award -2012
Jack Crocker, Buyers Agent, moved to Charlottesville 16 years ago with his wife, Liz, and three children. They moved to Glenmore and quickly got involved in the community. The kids all attended St. Anne’s Belfield. Jack was elected to the Board of Directors of his local church and became involved with Virginia Basketball Academy (VABA). Jack’s first passion was being a race car driver which he did until just a few years ago. After the kids all went off to college (William and Mary for the twins and JMU) Jack decided he needed another career. He entered the real estate business with the same drive and passion he had for car racing. He has attended numerous trainings and completed all the necessary course work to attain the GRI designation (Graduate of the Realtor’s Institute) and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR). He is very involved in the Charlottesville Areas Association of Realtors and serves as the Chair of the Commincations Group. He also volunteers often for AHIP and you will find him on site and many homes under renovations where AHIP is involved. You’ll find Jack to be an easy going yet extremely conscientious and lots of fun to work with. We welcomed him to our team as a buyer’s specialists. He has a great sense of humor and promise not to “race” when he shows you shows you homes. Jack and Liz now find themselves part of the sandwich generation and share their home in Keswick Estates with Liz’s parents.
Wendy Peery, Listing Partner and Buyers Agent grew up in Albemarle County after her father (Jerry Ratcliffe) moved the family here in 1981 when he became sports editor at The Daily Progress. Before entering real estate Wendy was a preschool teacher and nanny so that she could stay home with her two children, Emily and Brock . She and her husband of 20 years, Paul, reside on the family’s Riverview Farm in the Proffit area of Albemarle County. Wendy was instrumental in founding the non-charity, Rooms for a Reason, which creates attractive and comfortable spaces for those recovering from cancer treatments. Wendy also served as a Girl Scouts leader for five years. Wendy just completed her sixth year as a Realtor and has just joined the Savage Team as a Buyer Specialist. We are excited to have her as part of our team to help with our buyers. She’s received several letters of commendation from happy clients and we know the lengths she has gone through to make sure her clients received the best real estate experience possible. Her nurturing personality and her desire to do serve make her a great choice as a Realtor. Wendy represents, Bethel Builders in the Charlottesville area and is actively marketing their properties in Summer’s Landing and Madison Reserve.
Colleen Colvin, Office Manager, the Administrative backbone or our team and Licensed Real Estate Agent for 8 years. Colleen is a long-time resident of the Charlottesville area as she grew up in Western Albemarle. She, her husband and daughter live near Zion Crossroads in Fluvanna County. Her favorite place to be is on her boat, spending time with her family and their beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chelsey. She also enjoys reading in her spare time. Colleen manages the day to day office responsibilities for the team and serves as the Closing Coordinator for the Savage Team.
Jean Farist, Listing Coordinator, Handles all administrative details of our listing transactions. A long time resident of the Charlottesville area, having moved to the Ivy area with her family when she was nine and considers Charlottesville to be home. Soon after arriving in Charlottesville Jean discovered her love and talent for gymnastics and competed as a member of the Classics Gymnastics team. Currently, she along with her husband and four children – Megan and Grace (twins), Emily, and Matthew live in Lake Monticello. Jean serves on the Board of her children’s swim team as well as represents FAST as their Jefferson Swim League Representative. In between going to year-round swim meets with her daughters, carpooling to and from swim practice, and being “Mom”, Jean most enjoys reading a good book and cooking healthy for her family.
Amanda Heron, Property Manager, is the property manager for our affiliated business, Assured Property Management. She is a true Charlottesville native who grew up around the real estate industry. Licensed since 1999, Amanda initially started her real estate career as an assistant to her father Rick Spigone, who was a well-established real estate broker focused on new construction in the Charlottesville area. As his assistant, Amanda served on the sales teams for Dunlora, LeParc at Riverrun, The Villas at Southern Ridge, and Old Trail solidifying her passion for real estate.In 2010, Amanda went to work for Management Services Corporation as a property manager and received her Certified Apartment Manager designation in 2012 from the National Apartment Association. Amanda is mom to three kids, Tyler, Jacob and Lily. She spends most of her free time with them or at the ball field. She is on the Board of Directors for Northside Cal Ripken Little League and loves to watch the UVA Cavaliers!