Over 34 Years of Real Estate Expertise

Chris McDonnell has been in residential real estate sales on the Peninsula since 1984 and has been an Atherton resident with her husband, Tony, for over 30 years. Chris has consistently been ranked a top producer year after year. Chris prides herself on having a sterling reputation among her real estate associates and has firsthand experience with the local and private schools.

Chris offers an exceptional level of personalized real estate service and hands on client care from start to finish. She is able to commit more one on one time with each client because of her comprehensive support team. Chris' team is comprised of a full time licensed real estate agent, administrative assistant and coordinator, professional marketing consultant, virtual tour company, staging company, and marketing production company.

To be successful along the Peninsula, you need an agent who knows this market intimately, who understands your needs, and who will represent you with integrity and drive. That being said, Chris has worked with first time home buyers to high value properties and fit this profile to a tee. She will see that each and every facet of the buying and selling process is effectively and professionally handled with the utmost care and always act in your best interest.

Chris welcomes the opportunity to work with you with any and all of your real estate needs.

Awarded Top 100 Agents, Coldwell Banker San Francisco/Peninsula 2009 - 2017


In April 2018, Chris McDonnell's residential real estate partner and daughter, Kelly Griggs, transitioned from Residential Sales to the manager of the Coldwell Banker Palo Alto office. Kelly is the first woman to hold that post. Previously, Kelly graduated from UC Berkeley, then joined Accenture as a strategy consultant in strategy and business architecture, where she worked on communications for high-tech clients. She then worked for Gap, Inc. in San Francisco as a Senior Analyst in the Real Estate Strategy Group and then was promoted to manager of strategic analytics before partnering with Chris for a successful 15 years as a residential real estate agent.

If you are looking for a career in residential real estate sales, contact Kelly.

Kelly Griggs
Manager, Coldwell Banker
630 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301