Despite this, 8% more surveyors recorded falls rather than rises in inquiries from new buyers and the number of transactions which went through remained relatively stable.
Across the UK, all areas saw improvements in levels of demand, except for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
But chartered surveyors said they were hopeful that the Scottish market will improve. Some 16% more surveyors forecast rises in transactions over the next three months.
RICS Scotland director Sarah Speirs said: "The number of potential buyers going out and viewing property saw a welcome boost last month. It seems that with Christmas around the corner, those who are in a position to buy decided to get out there and see what is available.
"That being said, overall activity is still very low in most parts of the country and what the market desperately needs is for this to translate into actual sales. Government initiatives are all well and good, but they need time to bed in and take effect, and access to affordable mortgage finance is still very difficult for many first-time buyers."