About 10 years ago I was in a sales training class in Florida with new home sales professional from across the country. We were talking about overcoming objections that prospective buyers would throw at us. I brought up the question of painted brick.
Most of the stares and questioning glances I got were from those who worked in the Midwest and western part of the United States. “You build with brick (expensive and labor intensive) and then you paint over it? Boy, what in the hell is a matter with you?!”