Oakland >Paragon Appraisal Group
Appraisal Came in Very Low.
I wrote a couple of one-star reviews for Paragon on other sites, and I'm going to go edit them and upgrade them to two stars. I was upset that the appraisal came in so low because I thought it was going to delay our refinance. I was wrong about that. We didn't need it to come in any higher.
But the appraised value made no sense to me. An excellent comp right around the corner is in process for $1.28 million. I know he couldn't use that property as a comp because it hadn't sold yet, but it was selling as ours was being appraised, and that's a 34% difference. The properties are very similar. He listed two-bedroom comps in our neighborhood selling at $950K (ours is 3-bedroom). He found 2 bedroom comps for less than $900K on much smaller lots, lots that back up to the train tracks (while the owners of those lots are scared about high-speed rail plans and eminent domain) and one lot on a busy boulevard at the edge of our neighborhood right near El Camino). Then he appraised our place at 850K. I thought we needed 900K for the refi, so I was angry, but I'm not as angry now that I know it doesn't matter.
I don't know if Mikey-Mike is actually Jessica, but I will say that I completely disagree that the folks at Paragon are rude. I actually really liked them. But anger rose up when I got the appraisal in the mail.
I would like to give more stars for friendliness, but I really don't think he did a good job with the appraisal. Sorry, John. I'll go tone down the other reviews.
save your money and time. I have done business with this company and I?m not impressed by the quality and accurateness of their work. Save your money I had to actually have other appraisals redo appraisals that were done from Paragon. Don?t waste your time nor your money take it for me.
Paragon is being victimized by this review process. The review made about my company written by "Mikeymike123" was fabricated by a disgruntled past employee, let's just call her "Jessica" for now, on account that we had to let her go due to her poor performance. It obviously had an impact on her when we did not give her a good referral to her future employer(s) so she feels vindicated by formulating these stories as if she actually ordered an appraisal and had a bad experience. Well, I must say that I truly feel sorry for her and I hope that she finds something better to do with her time rather than try and destroy my proud and long-held reputation throughout Northern and Southern California. It is a shame, too, that sites like these offer anybody free access to accuse and abuse honest businesses like mine. They ought to do things to protect the community rather than handicap it. Anyway, good luck to you, "Jessica".
Horrible, horrible people. These guys are horrendous. Their service is deplorable and the entire group of people working there are rude and obnoxious. You should never, ever use them. Your better off throwing our money down the toilet.