Off the market can mean many things:
1. It is Temporarily not being shown at the seller's request. Maybe someone is ill or they are fixing something.
2. The owner has decided not to sell
3. There is an outstanding offer and the seller will not be having any more showings
At the end of the day, it clearly means that the house is not being shown for one reason or another. The best line of attack is to ask the person with whom you are working to find out some details. Most listing agents will share the reason why a home is no longer available. If you are lucky, maybe it will be coming back on the market soon.
All the best.
Carol Cei, ePRO, Realtor
Five Star Professional
#16 in ReMax of PA&DE
ReMax Action Realty
There are many reasons why a property may be clarified as "off the market" Some of the common reasons include, but are not limited to:
The seller changes their mind; the listing expired, the property was foreclosed, the seller already entered into a purchase contract with a buyer (usually referred to as "pending sale"); there may be a title issue the seller needs to resolve before marketing the property, etc...
Whatever the case, your Realtor can call the listing agent to investigate the details if you are very interested in a particular property. Best of Luck!!