Important to correct a possible misunderstanding here.
An Aetherian DEED NFT provides its owner with the control of deployment of scenes to a specific parcel within Aetheria.
it does NOT give the holder the ownership of the underlying LAND parcel.
As owner of the DEED, your wallet was set to be the LandUpdateOperator for that parcel when the DEED NFT moved into your wallet (it’s a feature of the DEED contract). Also, as owner of the DEED NFT, you can use a contract write method (e.g. on Etherscan.io) to assign your LandUpdateOperator rights to another wallet, and you can take it back.
If you sell or otherwise transfer the DEED itself, the new owner is set as the LandUpdateOperator
So, the DEED gives you what you need to OPERATE the land. It does NOT convey ownership of the land, which remains with the District and is subject to the District’s current and future policies, which at this time are informal but may become more formal if/when an Aetheria DAO is formed.
I also want to second the idea that a highly active/liquid market for DEED NFTs would work against people actively building on the associated lands. Aetheria is beling developed primarily by its contributors, and it is going gradually. DEED flipping seriously hinders this community development.
We made the DEEDs sellable, with a little effort, so that someone who did not want to stay part of the community could liquidate that operator control, hopefully to someone who IS interested in being in and building in Aetheria.
There is a bit of a hurdle to buying a DEED in Aetheria, but it’s all documented on the Aetheria website, and the DEEDs are standard NFTs, hence available for buying on OpenSea (“Aetherian Deed” https://opensea.io/collection/aetherian-deed).
The https://aetheria.io website has a link to a document, at the bottom of the “LAND” page, about how to find the coordinates of the Land parcel associated with a DEED.