Supra aka GE the MLS and the Boards have regulated our industry so there is no way around not paying your Board the MLS and GE in order to show and sell real estate. I have checked personally with GE to see if there is a way that non-members can purchase the Supra key and they say you have to go through your association.
Another option you have as an agent who does not want to pay the hefty fees to be a Realtor is placing your license under a real estate referral company. Take a look at http:///www.ParkPlaceNetwork.com for a company that pays back top dollar on your referrals.... more
If you've done a great deal of improving, then you should be compensated for that when you sell! One important thing to note is that you should organize and keep receipts / records / warranty on all of the improvements you've made. This will really help to support whatever price you decide to list your home at in the future.
Buying and selling a home is a big decision and whoever you decide to work with should treat your home purchase / sale with care and consideration. Treat others how you would want to be treated :)
If you're ever ready to sell your wonderful home, please feel free to call me and I will get you the price you deserve!