I am exploring an opportunity at a small firm that is setting up a new office in a country.
I had the feeling from my discussion with their partner that I have strong bargain power because they really lack talent in the region.
The partner said they can offer 48k (assume country's currency), I told him it's not enough without actually saying a figure; he said that it's okay it won't be a problem for them and that we can talk about it later on.
How much higher do you think I can usually negotiate? Is +25% reasonable? higher? lower?
What is your negotiation experience?