Sellers who want their homes off the market over the holidays can elect to switch their status to “TNAS,” for “Temporarily Not Available for Showing.”
Normally, that serves to put the kibosh on showing requests.
However, in the case of my listing overlooking Lake Calhoun, it seems to have had the opposite effect: in the week since the property was switched to TNAS, there have been 3(!) such requests, prefaced by a “What’s going on?”, “Did it sell?” and the like.
And yes, such interest bodes well for an eventual sale.