Oh yea, prices are falling like a rock and going to be going way way down
They're not falling like a rock at all, and they aren't going way way down. All the evidence shows that the tightening up of mortgages is causing a decline in prices, but nothing major and nothing that could signal a crash. Mine has gone down around 7-8% from the price that I bought at - really nothing to even blink an eyelid at, especially if it stops problems down the road.
Real estate agents in Poland are the biggest bunch of useless, lazy, clueless, rude bottom-suckingleaches you'll ever find anywhere in Poland.
Slightly exaggerating? I'd say you're making an understatement. They are absolutely awful in general. I've never met one that actually had half a clue - my place was found (and bought) privately with no idiotic agents sitting in the middle trying to collect money. And yes, the clowns who try and demand money for even seeing an apartment - what planet are they living on?
I suspect things will improve for the better once the need for them to be licensed ends.
Anyway, a good trick and common in Poland - if you want to buy an apartment, don't be afraid to put letters into the postboxes of people inviting them to sell. I got quite a few people calling me that way.