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Starts with building relationships. Start hosting open houses, join network group and attend some social functions in the community.
Once you have relationships, ask for referrals.
There is no guarantee of success but if you dig in and work hard you can rebuild a business almost anywhere.
What everyone else has said... AND pick a "farming" area. Become an expert in that area and work it consistently with quality marketing pieces.
Get licensed. Save money. Start researching your new farm.
One rule I always suggest is save money and have 6 months of expenses stock piled to help you get from your move date to your potential first closing. Interview brokerages to select where you want to hang your license.
I did it. I think it depends on the location and who you know in the area you're moving to.
We did it. First take the course and pass the test. Then get with a brokerage and do open houses for everyone in the office everyday.