So, you're on the hunt for a new home, huh? Well, get ready to step into the Upside Down of house hunting, where your checklist of "must-haves" takes a backseat to the weirdest little details. Sure, you'll consider the usual suspects like location, size, and price, but there's a whole other dimension of quirks to explore.

When you enter an open house, it's like stepping into the mysterious world of the Demogorgon. You might feel a bit uncomfortable testing toilets and measuring rooms. But fear not! Your trusty real estate agent is like a Hawkins Lab scientist, always ready to guide you and set up secret showings so you can investigate every nook and cranny without any interference.

These showings are your chance to determine if this house is "the one," a place where you can confidently take the next step without any buyer's remorse lurking in the shadows. Your agent's got your back, making sure you don't end up trapped in the Upside Down of bad decisions.

Now, let's embark on a journey through these 9 eerie details you absolutely must investigate:

  1. It's all about the power, baby. Count the number and location of outlets like you're deciphering a secret code. You need to charge your devices, set up your gadgets, and conquer the world. And if you're dreaming of baking like Eleven on a colossal kitchen island, make sure there's a plug to power your prized mixer. Pro tip: Go for those safer, three-prong outlets for compatibility with modern electronic experiments.

  2. Time to unleash your inner Nancy Wheeler. Flush toilets, check shower pressure, and time how fast the hot water arrives. Explore every bathroom, every sink, and even peek under the sink. Smell the water, take a sip if you dare. Water is the lifeblood of our existence, so test it thoroughly and unravel its secrets.

  3. Uncover the hidden darkness beneath your feet. Roll back the rugs and peel away the layers to reveal any damage lurking beneath. Don't let hidden stains or dings catch you off guard. By discovering these mysteries before you seal the deal, you can negotiate repairs and save yourself from a paranormal surprise later on.

  4. Can you hear the strange whispers? Wander through every room like you're on a psychic mission. Keep your cell signal strong, my friend. Grab your partner or real estate agent and go on a call, exploring every inch of the house, inside and out. Beware the dead zones that could leave you isolated and cut off from the world. We're not about standing on chairs to make a simple phone call here.

  5. Where will your secrets hide? Remember, you're not just moving into a house; you're stepping into an alternate dimension of life. Don't overlook the absence of a hall closet, unless you want your winter layers, shoes, and paranormal gear to haunt your dining room table. Trust me, you don't want that kind of upside-down chaos. Keep your secrets hidden away.

  6. Count the steps, my friend. Measure the distance from your car to the kitchen. This is the path you'll tread with bags of groceries and monster-killing supplies. Will you encounter treacherous stairs, rain, or snow along the way? Think about wrangling kids and hauling groceries, ensuring your journey is as smooth as a demogorgon-free Hawkins night. And don't forget the steps for taking out the garbage or letting your loyal pup out to roam the yard.

  7. Prepare for the ultimate challenge—moving day! Whether you're facing it alone or enlisting a team of demogorgon-taming movers, an oversized or double front door can be a lifesaver. Venture beyond the door