Realtor enjoys helping families live their best lives


Charlene “Charlie” Savidge was, in her words, “destined to be in real estate.” She always loved visiting model homes and designing spaces — so much so that friends even suggested she consider a career in real estate. In fact, her first job was leasing apartments.

But it was the years she spent in other lines of work that prepared her in unique ways to become a successful Realtor.

For 20 years, she worked in the advertising and marketing industry in North Florida. She was the program manager at the YMCA in Ponte Vedra and then moved to Palm Coast, where she created and published the Volusia, Flagler and St. Johns counties’ Parent Magazines. After a decade, she sold those publications and worked as a North Florida district manager for Healthy Schools before finding her “forever home” at Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), where she serves as the director of corporate relations.

“In this statewide leadership role, I support Children’s Home Society as a leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early-childhood solutions for children and families,” she said.

Her experience in cultivating critical relationships with businesses and organizations and a desire to help people led her to joining her two worlds: continuing to work with CHS while working also as a Realtor, in which her marketing knowledge and creative talents would help her develop specialized plans to sell properties for top dollar.

Today, she represents both buyers in sellers in the residential real estate market.

“I specialize in the newest neighborhoods of North St. Johns County, including Beachwalk, Beacon Lake, St. Johns Forest, Shearwater and Nocatee,” she said. “However, I would be happy to assist you anywhere within the North/Central Florida area, including Flagler County.”

A native of Carrollton, Texas, Savidge has lived in Northeast Florida since the early 1990s. She said she loves the weather here, as well as the small-town feel. She enjoys the beaches, the springs and her favorite theme park, Universal Studios Orlando.

And she finds the people here to be friendly and outgoing.

She is married with one son, who attends Nease High School, and has two collies and a cat. She volunteers as a board member for the Nease High School NJROTC.

A licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Savidge can be reached at 386-547-0161 or 904-269-7117. Her email address is