Who we are
Meet the Team
Tara Savage, Team Leader 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. 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. 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 local baseball and enjoy everything that Charlottesville has to offer. Upon Judy’s retirement, Tara took over the team and became the team leader.
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
Judy Savage, Advisor and Business Manager 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 was active at Unity Church of Charlottesville where she has served on the Board of Directors as President and Treasurer. She and her husband Paul now reside in Hilton Head, SC. She consults and advises the Savage Team
Awards and Designations
Keller Williams Triple Platinum Award (2016)
RE/MAX Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award 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
Jack Crocker, Buyers Agent, Foreclosure Specialist Jack moved to Charlottesville in 1999 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). His 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, 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 on Communications Group and is part of Leadership Academy for future leaders. 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 specialist. He has a great sense of humor and promises 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.
Trey Durham Trey is a Native of Charlottesville. With a wealth of knowledge and love of the area, Trey can assist you with finding the perfect home, whether nestled in Historic Downtown Charlottesville or the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Trey is honored to have been voted Charlottesvilles Favorite Realtor by the Daily Progress Readers Choice Awards for 6 consecutive. Over 90% of Treys clients recommend him as the agent to use due to his professional strengths such as; knowledge of the area, marketing insights and negotiating strategies, construction background, easy to reach and attention to detail throughout the entire process of your Real Estate transaction.
Trey is a huge fan of UVA Athletics Go Hoos! He volunteers on the CAAR board as well as several local charities. When he is not working for you or cheering on the Cavaliers, you can find him fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife, 2 kids and 2 shih-tzus. Trey is a Multi time winner of the Daily Progress Readers choice for favorite Realtor!
Sidney Durham is a 4th generation of the Charlottesville area and grew up in the real estate business. From a young age, she’s watched the perseverance, dedication, and time it takes to be a successful Realtor®. After graduating from High Point University with a degree in communications, she moved to Los Angeles and delved headfirst into the corporate recruiting world. After a year she found her passion working in the music industry. 4 years later, she found her way back to the East Coast and has decided there’s no place like Charlottesville to plant roots! Uncompromising integrity is the hallmark of Sidney’s promise to servicing her clients. She’s thorough, detail oriented and will be alongside buyers, sellers, and investors every single step of the way. Outside of Real Estate, Sidney enjoys yoga, area festivals, writing poetry and adventuring in nature.
Colleen Colvin, Office Manager, the Administrative backbone or our team and Licensed Real Estate Agent for 10 years and has been with the Savage Team since 2013. Colleen manages the day to day office responsibilities for the team and serves as the Closing Coordinator for the Savage Team. She is a long-time resident of the Charlottesville area as she grew up in Western Albemarle County and a graduate of Belmont Abby College. After graduating she returned to the area and she now lives in Fluvanna County with her husband, Mike, and their daughter Chloe. Her favorite place to be is on her boat or at the beach. She also enjoys reading, spending time with her family and their beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chelsea Jo.