agent and has no contacts,
Most dont,and most also work for some real estate company and always hungry to make a deal out of there company and I mean including some from reputable agencies.
he has a license or not all agents need third party liability insurance
I am sure as a business everybody needs that.Even English teachers working independently should have but I doubt they do.
probably prefer to deal with an agent who has a license
Maybe,but certainly not me.I have bought and sold over 23 times in Poland and also rented through an agent plenty of times but never knew or cared if the agent was licensed or not
Also it depends he wants to deal with commercial or residentials.
I am glad that as an American,you are planning to do something better and respectful unlike them immigrant trash low lifes Brit English Teachers.I also suggest you to open or join a commercial real estate agency,residentals are a dog work.
There are plenty of American investors who would like to invest in Poland where the returns could go up to 10% also still when in States you will be lucky to get 5/6% and anchor properties will be around 3% and the taxes are way lower in Poland still.