A young home seeker in the city cautions you not to get your hopes up if you see the words "exposed brick" in a DC real estate description. In essence, realtors lie, and in a market like this where homes can go in under a day, we don't have time to waste looking at terrible walls. Her suggestion on what to do if you encounter a lack of exposed brick?
"make a protest sign, return to the Open House, and shout "we want the brick" until the seller comes out of his/her hiding place with a hammer and pounds away at the plaster, sobbing until it's all over."Sounds satisfying.