Nothing is more detrimental to you building a real estate industry business or maintaining it than you being the best at what you do and no one knows it. So,
Don't Be A SECRET AGENT Man (or Woman).
As loathsome as even I have said many meetings are, start online with a presence of course, but work it to offline. Press the flesh. Think NETWORKING wherever you go. MEET PEOPLE. Talk. It is really as simple as that. DO NOT HIDE BEHIND A KEYBOARD. Civic functions, sporting events, church activities, social or play activities, shopping, entertainment venues, just GET OUT INTO THE WORLD. Volunteer, contribute, back to TALK TALK TALK with people. Pick the networking events you like. There are TIPS clubs, Meetups, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, city Planning meetings, Facebook has MANY local organizations you can drop in and just see who is there. Even Career Fairs and Toastmasters you can just see who is there.
Don't be a SECRET AGENT. Let everyone know WHAT you do, and that YOU ARE VERY GOOD AT IT. Staying in one spot is for trees. You have legs. MOVE AROUND.