The best time to buy a home was 10 years ago... the next best time is now!
You would not take diet and exercise advice from an overweight unhealthy person so why should consumers take real estate advice from agents that don't own and invest in properties themselves.
As real estate professionals we need to educate and plan with our clients. This is usually the largest purchase a person / couple make in their life time. And when done right can help them increase their net worth over their life time!