Bessette Realty

Buying, selling, and renting homes since 1987

Welcome to Bessette Realty


Matching buyers and sellers, or landlords and tenants, is a challenge and an art. The key is listening to everyone’s needs, and then going the extra mile to find ways to accommodate them. With a rental, the landlord and the tenant want to enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship; likewise, for a sale of property, everyone wants to walk away from the closing table happy – and they should! We use our decades of experience (and sense of humor) to help make that happen.

Meet the Lo and Jo Team

"Buying, selling or renting a home should be enjoyable; use our years of knowledge to 

make it a pleasant and less stressful experience. And, lets have some fun and laughs along the way!"



Loretta (Retta) Mosca

Agency Owner/Broker

Loretta has been practicing real estate for over 33 years, specializing in sales, rentals, condominium conversions, new construction, and property management. Retta would tell you, "I’ve seen it all, I think!" Loretta offers her professional and personable service to all real estate clients: buyers and sellers, tenants and landlords, developers and investors.

Loretta is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, MLS, the National Association of Realtors, and she is a Designated Certified Buyers Representative (“CBR”). Loretta has been recognized as one of the top 100 brokers in Arlington. A long-time resident of Arlington, Loretta now lives in Acton, MA and serves that area, as well. She has extensive knowledge in the rental industry, managing over 100 units and providing rental assistance for many private accounts in several communities. Clients trust her expertise and knowledge of Massachusetts law.

Two heads are better than one, so Loretta doesn’t do it all alone – Loretta and Joanne have worked together for 25 years, operating as a team to ensure that each client receives the maximum in customer service. Joanne has been in the field for over 25 years and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and MLS.  Selling, buying, or renting can be a stressful time; Lo and Jo try to alleviate the stress and make it a pleasant, fun experience for all. 

When the papers have passed, or the lease is signed, they both want all parties to walk away satisfied – most importantly, they want their clients to enjoy a good night’s sleep in their new home.




Joanne (Jo) Lyttle

Licensed Salesperson/Rental Agent

Joanne has been with us for over 25 years. Jo and her son, Harry, are part of our family. Joanne listens to her clients’ needs, and excels at pulling them all together and tracking down just the right place. Jo is a trooper: showing properties on the weekends, at night, in the rain, snow or sunshine – Jo will be there to accommodate her clients. Joanne is dedicated to her profession, and to her clients. She is excellent at matching buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and able to guide all parties through the sale or rental process with ease. Also, Joanne has a quiet sense of humor – much needed in the real estate business. As a team with Loretta, together they have you covered.


Outside of the office, Joanne keeps busy with her son, Harry, and their dog, Wilson. She cannot pass a TJ Maxx without stopping, and the only time her cell phone is off is when she is out whacking a ball around on the golf course (with Loretta of course)!

Member of:


Greater Boston
Real Estate Board


Certified Buyer



National Assoc. of



Clients Are Saying...

Property Management:

Bessette Realty has managed property for me for 30 years. They’ve been reliable and thorough, and have allowed me to rest easy, knowing that any problems can be solved quickly and efficiently.  Highly recommended!

~Wendy F.


When we decided to sell our multi-family in Arlington, we turned to Loretta Mosca for her deep knowledge of both the rental and sales market.  In her, we found a solid business partner that helped us through pricing, positioning, qualifying and negotiating the final deal. She then worked with us to reinvest those proceeds in properties more appropriate to our current needs. Through all this, she brought efficiency and humor to the process.We have since recommended her to several personal friends.

~Beth B.

From Tenants:

...Loretta and her staff are attentive and responsive should you need anything.  I have no complaints, and would not hesitate to recommend Loretta or any of her properties to anyone!

~Kelly B.


Loretta is very responsive and helped with many different situations while I lived in one of her units. She’s very easy to work with and get in contact with.

~Shanty L.

Loretta is a great landlord. She's attentive to her renters' needs but not overbearing. And she takes care of the property—from new laundry machines to timely snow removal in the winter.

~John W. & Jillian T.

Loretta and her staff have always been extremely fast and helpful when I have needed them.   She handles challenging situations with an easy, unruffled good humor, and she is great at warning tenants about upcoming repairs and other events that might affect life in and around the building.  

~Tom M.

Loretta is always responsive to issues and apartment problems...and [gets] it all taken care of quickly.  She's honestly a good manager!

~Lina S.

My family and I have lived in 3 different residences with Loretta over the past 3 years. During that time she has been kind, helpful, and responsive. Loretta cares about her tenants and makes sure that things are taken care of. Loretta has often come through for us when things have been tough. This has brought relief and peace of mind, which is always a great thing when it comes to your living situation! Finally, when we have been looking for a new place, Loretta and the staff at Bessette Realty have always been quick and thorough to help us find housing that meets our needs.

~Karen G.

From Buyers:

We chose Loretta as our realtor because of her extensive knowledge of and passion for the Arlington community and market . She is friendly and always there for us. We love our new home.



The [agents] from Bessette are professional, and understand the local market better than anyone because they actually grew up here!

~Mark R.

Contact Us

You may reach us by calling, emailing, or just fill out the form below!



Lorretta:  617-201-1691

Joanne:    617-201-1687

Office Fax: 339-204-9589

Interested in renting?

Download Rental Application here

Hours: We're always available!


The Summit House 
226 Massachusetts Avenue 
Arlington, MA 02474 

(map below form)

Rent payments mailing address:

P.O. Box 1554 
Arlington, MA 02474





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