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Some agents still skeptical of revamped Craigslist

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Craigslist has implemented new features in its listing sections that bring the website's user experience closer to today's industry standard.The rare interface revamp includes features that may please house hunters that use the classified ads website, but some agents say they will continue to shun the website for the same reason they did before: poor quality control."Craigslist still has other quality control issues as their larger problem that should be addressed as a priority over redesigning the consumer interface," said Ariana Loucas, a Realtor based in Columbia, Md.Loucas said she stopped posting her listings on Craigslist because scammers continually scraped and reposted her listings, using them to solicit money from unsuspecting users.The site has come under criticism for failing to adequately protect consumers from such scams. That criticism may help drive traffic to rival listing websites that have better control over listings. Craigslist did not respond to repeated ...