RE/MAX of Juneau
Sindy is right it could mean anything. And in my MLS we do not have a off market status, We only have actives, pending, contingents, expired, withdrawn and cancelled.
"Off Market" coule either mean withdrawn or cancelled. A cancelled listing is when the owner stops the listing short of the listings contract date or if it was damaged somehow or in foreclosure.
Withdrawn normally means that the listing will be back on again in the future and has just been pulled off long enough to do a repair or remodel or something similar.
I would suggest you call one of your local Realtors and inquire about it.
If the listing was up it would be an expired.
If it was in escrow or a pending sale it would be pending or taking back up offers.
My guess is the sellers goals have changed but it is still listed. In this market it could mean so many things. I have taken homes off the market because the home did not sell for what the seller needed to pay off the existing mortgages and the seller has decided to rent out or, the seller has decided to give to the bank.
So many reasons. The listing agent may tell you is you ask.