It would appear the property I was interested in is no longer on the market. And not because I (unfortunately?) bought it.
A strange affair. I never really heard back from anyone regarding whether or not I'd like to make a counter-offer. Very weird. I came into work Monday morning, didn't have any emails from the realtor, and the listing had been removed.
It's a devilish thing not to know who you're supposed to be nor where you should go. Demonic, even.