I do agree with Alma as it relates to some banks if it is a bank owned property will not pay a comission to a buyer that is a licensed realtor.
You do not specify if you are a sales associate or a broker. If you are a broker, you would not need to "hang" your license with an office, just activate it. If as has been suggested here, you do not have access to the MLS then it will become more difficult to get the most up to date listings on the market.
If I may suggest, you can activate your license, and as you clearly are not a full time agent, if you are a sales associate "hang" your license, and then find a realtor that you feel can meet your needs. This realtor can act as your realtor and then provide you with a referral fee. If you will need the commision to complete your transacation , then your circumstances are quite different.
But as all agree here, you will need to activate your license in order to collect a comission.
Good luck in your hom search.