IT IS NOT WISE TO START SO FAR FROM HOME! Attend the caravan meetings in Pasadena, contact PFAR (795-2455) for times, places. Meetexperienced Agents in Pasadena and ask them about their offices. There are many offices in Pasadena you would like. Century 21, Keller Williams, Dilbeck, all have good training, which is what you need at this point. What you have talked about is something like Keller Williams. You should not go so far from home. Sometimes, you'll need to meet a client immediately, sometimes at odd hours, sometimes an inspector of some type in 5 minutes. Nothing like sitting on I-5 for fun when you really want to be with your family or are in a hurry.. You would also belong to an MLS that is far from your center. PFAR MLS dues is less than $150 per quarter. Other dues, State, National are the same. You'd need to join the local Associan (Pasadena=PFAR) which have similar prices if not the same. I have 30 years of experience and would never belong to an Association/Office so far from home. I have occasionally sold for family/friends out of area and it is always twice as hard as local sale. You also are not always aware of the local laws, etc. The learning curve where you live is enough. Also, it is hard to break into a market where you don't know anyone.
Good, luck, let us know where you go!