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Kijiji moves to charge some landlords

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Guest | 24 Apr 2013, 01:12 PM Agree 0

“We wanted to reach out to you today to let you know of some changes that will be taking place on Kijiji; specifically, starting April 24, the Apartment & Condos for Rent category will become a pay-per-insertion category,” writes the leading online classifieds in a message to users earlier this month.  “We understand this may come as a surprise to some of our regular posters and to help alleviate the impact, we have put into place the following measures.”
Essentially, all users will now be limited to three active ads live on Kijiji at any one time in order to avoid attracting charges.
Those posting three or more ads in that apartment/condo rental category now face a fee of $29.99 per ad, although Kijiji is pointing to monthly subscription packages that will allow landlords and their property managers to drop ads directly from their websites without having to manually post.
That may be cold comfort for many property investors now accustomed to filling their vacancies without the expense of either managers or paid classifieds such as
Along with Craigslist, that home-grown alternative is likely to benefit from the Kijiji move, especially as it relates to property management firms that have more than 9 units. says it can now boast of being “considerably less expensive” for that niche group.
Still, Kijiji continues to be the go-to site for a growing number of Canadian renters, something it may be betting on.
“More than 3 million Canadians use Kijiji Real Estate each month,” reads a Kijiji statement. “We've heard some incredible success stories from our users who have found or rented properties through Kijiji.”
  • Steven | 27 Apr 2013, 07:52 AM Agree 0
    It was a matter of time. Deep down, we all knew that it would happen sooner or later.
  • Lance | 29 Apr 2013, 04:56 PM Agree 0
    It's still cheap - half the price of, but that said, I've always found viewit to produce better results and why I stil use it. Let's not forget how cheap viewit is compated to the local paper, where a tinsy ad for 2 days was $125.
  • Bernie | 01 May 2013, 03:15 AM Agree 0
    It won't really effect the small PM companies that appreciate that little break in fees. The larger companies have a budget for advertising so they don't mind so much.
  • Rachelle | 08 May 2013, 03:00 PM Agree 0
    I believe it's 29.00 per week while is $60 per month and they send a photographer to take pictures.
  • Justin | 08 May 2013, 07:18 PM Agree 0
    You can also auto-syndicate Property Rental ADs now in Canada (including on Kijiji), which is a very popular feature in the U.S.

    In Canada, the website I found doing this is which also features apartments for rent in cities across Canada.
  • KevinR | 03 Mar 2014, 08:19 PM Agree 0
    I've seen It's new. It's empty. But its free.
  • saini | 16 Mar 2014, 09:57 AM Agree 0
    it's a good way to direct advertisement with Kijiji, it is very famous classifieds ads site in Canada. it have daily millions of visitors. you will spend $29.99 par ad. you will not loss your money.
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