Best method to sync virtual and physical switches?

Hi. Just started configuring my smartThings hub few days back and would like to crowdsource what’s the best way to sync virtual device status with physical device? I’m using mostly smart switches and controlling an individual switch is cumbersome and couldn’t be accessible in google home/alexa. Would like to create a virtual device (e.g living room fan) to be the interface and sync its status with the physical switch and vice versa.

For others looking for similar solution, I tumbled on “smart light” smart app out of the box in smartthings which sync virtual/physical devices seamlessly.