For the seven day period December 20-26 — in other words, spanning Christmas — there were a sum total of 26 showings for my office.
By contrast, in early April, before the Buyer tax credits expired, weekly showings peaked at just under 300.
In non-tax credit years, the peak typically arrives a few weeks later, in late April – early May.
P.S.: And no, that’s not a local pond; Minnesota’s lakes and ponds are now very much frozen.