It may just be that the Sellers are frustrated or it may even be an agent trying to get you to make a decision now.
If the timing is not right for you, then it is not right. Don't worry too much. Even if the house is not on the market, you still know that they want to sell. Hire yourself a buyer's agent when you are ready and have them approach the homeowner and ask them if they still want to sell. Just because it is not on the MLS doesn't mean it can't be bought or sold! I work with non-MLS properties all of the time. Just make sure you talk to the agent about this before you hire them. Get someone who is not shy and who understands the Shadow Inventory of non-MLS properties.
Take care and good luck!
You might just figure, a year is enough time to have it on the market; anyone interested in the house now who isn't ready will just have to find another one.
It has nothing to do with being reasonable or not, it's just that the Sellers have decided they're tired of waiting for a buyer.
All the best,
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