Kijiji is a site you may not have heard about before – it’s online marketplace eBay’s community based classifieds service. The site has been operating in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, and Taiwan since February 2005, and has now just launched in the US.

Much like craigslist, it aims to help people post and find advertisements in a number of categories including automobiles, jobs, personals, and, of course, housing.

For Realtors looking to market their listings online, Kijiji (whose name means “village” in Swahili) is just another option in a growing number of Web 2.0 sites looking to aggregate real estate listings; Google Base, Yahoo! Classifieds, Microsoft’s Live Expo, Edgeio (see Edgeio on InmanTV) to name just a few.

Jay Thompson, a Realtor who blogs at the The Phoenix Real Estate Guy, has given it a try and calls it “a snap”.

Keeping track of all these options can be overwhelming however. Web services like vFlyer and Postlets help agents by syndicating their listings to all of the sites in one shot and if you need some help sorting through all the options, read this post Craigslist Alternatives Compared from the site Mashable.com.

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