I personally don't like that either. I think the best thing to do is to call the listing agent and give them your feedback. When the realtor hears that the consumers don't like that, they will change their approach.
I think it depends on where you are looking. In the Bay Area, Craigslist is actually organized quite nicely - which Trulia should follow suit - the area is organized as north bay, east bay,etc and then it is by city within north bay. You can also sort by price range.
The advantage is that we can put open house on Craigslist which drives buyers to the open house. In addition, you are only allowed to post it every 7 days, so the listing will be fresh.
I checked craigslist in a few other parts of country, I do have to agree that they are not as organized as the ones in the Bay Area.
Managing Partner / Realtor / MBA
Help-U-Sell North High Realty
Columbus, Ohio 43214
I've been a Craigslist user for about 9 years now, because I used to live in San Francisco, where it all started. The people from the Bay Area are very proficient users of Craigslist and I actually get emails and phone calls about my listings. I now live in Sacramento and Craigslist has been getting much more attention here over the past few years.
I have yet to actually sell a home that has been advertised on the site, but I have met a few buyers.
Keep using the site, just as another "tool" in your marketing portfolio!
Don't get me wrong - I think Realtor.com is the most valuable website out there. It's just that I think that Craigslist is losing some of its differentiation.
Congrats to you!